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The Australian Dragonfish (Dr. Julian Finn, Museum Victoria)

Weird Creatures From the Deep

A massive census of the oceans has turned up a trove of strange marine wildlife, from jellyfish to octopuses to anemones

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Venus Flytrap Anemone
(Brian Wolly)
Not only does the Venus flytrap anemone (Actinoscyphia saginata) resemble the well-known carnivorous plant, but it also emulates the plant's behavior. The anemone, an inhabitant of deep-sea reefs, closes its jaws to trap its prey and to protect itself when threatened. Anemones, coral and jellyfish make up approximately 5 percent of all marine life documented in the Census.

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