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Spongebob Squarepants, a new musical based on the iconic Nickelodeon cartoon, is headed to Broadway’s Palace Theatre. Previews will begin on November 6 and an official opening scheduled for December 4.

In Spongebob Squarepants, stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts, lives hang in the balance, and just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

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This swimming eel-robot was made by a Norwegian company called Eelume. The idea is that they’ll develop these robots to live on the seafloor, cleaning and keeping check on undersea equipment and performing simple tasks like tightening loose valves with their clamp-like mouths. (Source)

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Ribbon Eel | Rhinomuraena quaesita

As the adult male reaches full size (approximately 1 metre), it begins to turn into a female, and turns yellow. It will then mate, lay eggs, and die within about a month. Due to this short lifespan, female ribbon eels are a relatively rare sight. Females are yellow with a black anal fin with white margins on the fins.  So, they are not all different species, they are just differently coloured, according to sex…. which they can change during their life times!

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仏教における六道輪廻の世界観を、透明樹脂で出来たクジラの内部に封じ込める修了作品を制作した。制作にあたっては増上寺の僧侶と問答をして細かなコンセプトを決めた。クジラは大海を自由に回遊するが、陸地に近づき過ぎると座礁し息絶えてしまう。この有様を自らの力で輪廻を抜け出せない魂の器に見立て、地獄道(海底火山)、餓鬼道(ホッキョクグマの骨)、畜生道(牢獄)、修羅道(桜花と頭蓋)、人間道(難破船)、天道(雲海)の六つの世界を内包した六頭のクジラを制作した。

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Hashima Island is an abandoned island which lies approximately 9 miles from Nagasaki, Japan. It was once a bustling mining community, with undersea coal mines. From 1930 to the end of the Second World War, prisoners of war were sent to the island and forced to mine coal under harsh conditions. It’s estimated that approximately 1,300 prisoners perished on the island. When the coal reserves dissipated in 1974, the mine was closed and the island left abandoned.

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Southern Bobtail Squid |  Euprymna tasmanica

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Caribbean Reef Squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea

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Snowflake Moray Eel Echidna nebulosa