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10 of the oddest marine animals

By: Anna Norris on June 5, 2013, 1 p.m.
Mandarinfish

Photo: Anna Norris

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Strange aquatic animals

Earth's waters are home to some of the strangest aquatic creatures, like the scale-less mandarinfish shown here that oozes a toxic mucus for protection. From funny-looking fish to creatures that simply behave in strange ways, there's usually a good reason for weird behavior in the animal world, and here are 10 examples. (Text: Anna Norris)