Horseshoe crabs

  Horseshoe crabs, described as “living fossils”, have been around for approximately 455 million years, which is quite astonishing considering there are only four species of Horseshoe crabs,... Read More

Crocodile Icefish

I had looked into writing about a couple of different organisms recently before settling on the Crocodile Icefish. I had been sent a paper from one of my upcoming Professors who told me that “An... Read More

Bobbit Worm

I think it’s only fair I start this post with a disclaimer. If you are planning to go into the ocean at some point in the future you might want to skip this as once you read about the bobbit worm, i... Read More

Mantis Shrimp

The Mantis shrimp is a very colourful character indeed. I think along with nudibranchs, which I hope to get round to soon, they are some of the most visually stunning creatures in the sea. Mantis shri... Read More


Now what are siphonophores? They are Hydrozoans from the Phylum Cnidaria, which include the Anthozoa (sea anemones, corals), Cubozoa (box jellies),  and Scyphozoa (jellyfish). You probably already k... Read More


Frogfish, family Antennariidae, belong to the order Lophiiformes which include the nightmare inducing Angler fish. Whilst much kinder to look upon, they are as strange and deadly in equal measure as t... Read More


Hi, thank you for visiting my new blog.   I’m still currently writing content and building the site but I plan to publish my first piece in the next 1-2 weeks. If you are interested in reading ... Read More