Weirdest Ocean Creatures that really exist!

vkg By vkg, 12th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2w2w6ptm/
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These sea creatures are probably ones you never heard of, never knew and probably won't believe exists.
The world is not as simple as we think.

Blob Fish (Psychrolutes marcidus)

A deep sea creature. Found in deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia,Tasmania and New Zealand. It is generally shorter than 30 cm.
Due to its low density flesh, which helps it to live deep underwater, and float just above sea beds, the Blobfish's shape is very different when it is out of water. It can now become an endangered species due to ocean trawling.

How would it look underwater

Well, underwater as the pressure is 12 times higher, the fish's flesh looks a little different, when taken out of water it expands.

Frilled Shark

This creature is a combination of shark and eel, they have six gill slits and were thought to be extinct for a long time, but in 2007 were discovered again as living species.

Leafy Sea Dragon

Tiny fins are used to propel the leafy creature forward are impossible to see,disguises the seahorse as a sea weed.
It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia.The leafy sea dragon uses the fins along the side of its head to allow it to steer and turn. They can move with a speed of 150 m/hr.

Dragonfish

Grammatostomias flagellibarba,is a ferocious predator underwater at a depth of about 5000 ft. , six inches in length, has a large head and mouth equipped with many sharp, fang-like teeth, has a long barbel attached to its chin, a light-producing organ known as a photophore and uses this as a fishing lure, flashing it on and off and moving it back and forth.

Axolotl ( Ambystoma mexicanum )

A Mexican salamander, also known as walking fish.
The axolotl is only native to Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco in central Mexico. They need specific environment, in order to keep alive. Axolotls are prone to cannibalism.

Pink Sea-Through Fantasia

The creature is actually a sea cucumber. It is found about a mile and a half deep in the Celebes Sea in the Pacific Ocean.
Is completely see through.

The Blue Parrotfish

Scarus coeruleus are uniformly blue with a yellow spot on their heads which fades as they age. Maximum legth is 1.2 m, develop a large "beak" like that is used for scraping algae and small organisms from rocks by using pharyngeal teeth that grind ingested rocks into sand.

Goblin Shark known as the "Living Fossil"

Mitsukurina owstoni a rare, species of deep-sea shark, it is only left species of a 125 million years old species. This pink-skinned animal is 3-4m long, and can grow even much larger as an adult, has an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth.
Found in oceans at 100 m depth, adults found even deeper than that.

Giant squid

Is a deep-ocean dwelling squid in the family Architeuthidae.
Maximum size at 14 m
Is one of the largest living organisms
Claims of specimens measuring 20 m or more have not been scientifically documented, but may exists.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
12th Sep 2014 (#)

I knew about some of those you should also see nudibranchs.

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