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‘Make better choices’: Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop
"This could end up being one of those little oddities and mysteries of our careers that 40 years from now, we’ll be retired and still questioning quite how this happened," one monk seal expert said.

This has nothing to do with anything but it’s the greatest headline I’ve ever seen

Little under-appreciated sea creature things:

By now I’ve met multiple people in my life who were unaware of any or all of the following and were delighted to learn them, so here is the master collection.

Scallops swim like they do in Spongebob

Scallops also have a bunch of googly eyes

Other mussels really do have big “tongues,” actually their “feet,” like on a snail or slug, which are basically their cousins

Every barnacle is an entire stationary crustacean, like a lobster or crab, and those are their legs

A sperm whale has a thin narrow little mouth and its lower jaw is basically a stick

Sea urchins walk around

Under the sea urchin is this mouth

Sand dollars are a type of sea urchin themselves and they just look like that

All sea anemones are meat eaters and mostly eat things about their own size

A starfish has a little eye on the end of each arm

Not only do octopuses have beaks but the bite of almost every octopus species is venomous, just in case shape-shifting, color changing, tentacles, suckers, ink and super intelligence weren’t enough super powers

plz comment with any you would like to add and also whether any were new or shocking to you