Sunday, October 11, 2015

Garden Eels


Spotted Heteroconger hassi and orange-barred Gorgasia preclara at the Lisbon 'Oceanário'

"These small eels live in burrows on the sea floor and get their name from their practice of poking their heads from their burrows while most of their bodies remain hidden. Since they tend to live in groups, the many eel heads "growing" from the sea floor resemble the plants in a garden." (Wikipedia)

18 comments:

Dina said...

They actually look rather cute. :)

Hilde said...

What a strange sight! Never saw such curiosity before ;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

I have to admit I have never seen these before. ;)

RedPat said...

I find this really creepy! ;-))

Sylvia K said...

Amazing!! Always fun to start the day seeing something I've never seen or even heard of before!! I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing this, Jose!! I hope you have a great new week!!

Lowell said...

Sure fooled me. I thought they were decorative sticks stuck in the sand in a garden area. Don't much like eels, though! :) Hope you've had a great Sunday!

Sharon Anck said...

There are all kinds of strange creatures at the bottom of the sea.

orvokki said...


I would not want to walk on this sea bottom.

Babzy said...

Weird and interesting😊

William Kendall said...

Very strange critters!

Rhodesia said...

Magical shot, well done. Diane

Bill said...

Wow--- I've never seen these guys before. Great shot.

Mersad said...

My sister has been in the Lisbon Oceanarium and has brought back a lot of unusual looking images like this one.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Jack said...

Oh, my! These are very unusual.

Bob Crowe said...

Nature is full of never ending weirdness. This is quite a good example.

Petrea Burchard said...

So eerie and pretty! I'd love to see them moving.

Petrea Burchard said...

Everything is online.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh5Wi0AETw8

ladyfi said...

REally? How fascinating!