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A male Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) swims off the coast of the Desertas Islands, Portugal, in July 2009. Roughly 600 Mediterranean monk seals still live in the wild. (Photo: © Wild Wonders of Europe / Sá/Nature Picture Library/Corbis)

A male Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) swims off the coast of the Desertas Islands, Portugal, in July 2009. Roughly 600 Mediterranean monk seals still live in the wild. (Photo: © Wild Wonders of Europe / Sá/Nature Picture Library/Corbis)

Corky the Octopus | "This octopus (or one like it) was observed inhabiting the CORK drillhead during our Fall 2009 installation cruise. When we revisited on 12 May 2010, the octopus was present, and allowed us to have a long close look."

Corky the Octopus | "This octopus (or one like it) was observed inhabiting the CORK drillhead during our Fall 2009 installation cruise. When we revisited on 12 May 2010, the octopus was present, and allowed us to have a long close look."

Hexagon Grouper by DreamDive Pictures: is named for its distinctive hexagonal pattern which provides excellent camoulflage. #Fish #Hexagon_Grouper

Hexagon Grouper by DreamDive Pictures: is named for its distinctive hexagonal pattern which provides excellent camoulflage. #Fish #Hexagon_Grouper

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