moray eel

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family of brightly colored voracious eels of warm coastal waters

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He added: "In reality, moray eels will only become aggressive if they themselves feel threatened."
Three saltwater tanks contain clownfish, shrimp, lobsters, and a yellow moray eel. The dry tanks currently house displays of local art.
Things get even more diverting when the Bonus Wild moray eel arrives, landing on the octopi and activating their ink defences, awarding the player with a x2 multiplier on their bet plus an amusing squirt of black ink.
Conger eel (Conger conger), Mediterranean moray eel (Muraena helena), forkbeard (Phycis phycis), and O.
He described his encounter with a moray eel. His round eyes were even rounder with delight, almost glee, while at the same time his bearded jaw jutted to the right and his mouth opened with a grimace of not exactly mock terror, when he told of entering the sea by night.
The program has a total 2,480 gallons of fresh and sea-water tanks that contain a variety of sea life, including a moray eel, lobsters, a giant sea star, garibaldi, striped bass and scorpion fish.
After initial scuba exploration (highlighted by an all-too-brief encounter with fearsome moray eel), Baldwin's central mission is to explore the previously unseen offshore depths of the islands, and a sense of excitement builds as she and assistant Don Liberatore descend in the bubble-like compartment of the Johnson Sea-Link II submersible vessel.
The bright green moray eel lurks in the recesses, as well as the squirrel fish, which loses its upward orientation by living in caves and so swims in an inverted position.
These anthias (right) have followed each other into a hole with a hungry moray eel in it.
Likewise, in New Zealand in 2013, a decomposing killer whale couldn't just be a killer whale, it had to be a monstrous species of moray eel (although 10,000 scientists on Twitter were saying: "That is a dead killer whale"), or a bizarre prehistoric beast ("No, that is a killer whale").
It is thought that the Comet mimics the Whitemouth Moray Eel by day with the head hidden in its coral cavity and with the tail fin eyespot exposed and looking very much like the head, complete with eye, of the predatory eel.
And Bshary and his colleagues have proposed that roving coralgroupers signal partners to hunt: The fish frenetically shake their heads in front of giant moray eel hideouts and start a two-species joint hunting expedition.
Although a little apprehensive at rst and coming face to face with a 6ft Moray Eel shortly after his descent, he returned back to diving school Ocean College's boat with a smile beaming from ear to ear.
This Ozzy is Birmingham Sea Life Centre's unstable dragon moray eel, so named because of his tattoo-like marks.
For example, during the 'Kraken Feature', the grinning moray eel, the game's Bonus Wild feature, lands on octopus symbols to help them complete wins, activating the octopus's ink defences and scoring the player wins and an amusing cloud of black ink.