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Invertebrate Features

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    Pictures of a Lethal, Gelatinous Beauty

    The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

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    Coral

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    Photo Gallery: Coral Reefs

    About 80 percent of all life on Earth is found in the oceans, which cover 71 percent of the planet's surface. Take a look at how colorful life under the sea can be.

  • Photo: A lobster and crab on the seafloor

    Lobster

    Learn more about these popular crustaceans that some think of only as a meal. Find out the sizes that these sea creatures are capable of attaining.

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    Sea Cucumber

    Learn how these amazing echinoderms deter predators by snaring them with sticky threads and even hurling their internal organs about.

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    Pictures: Tiger Subspecies

    Scientists estimate only about 3,000 wild tigers are left in the entire world. Meet the subspecies and see what threats each is facing.

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