The depths of ocean are home to millions of creatures, much about whom is not known. As scientists are making headway in their efforts to understand the deep sea better, new organisms are being identified that can survive in the harshest of living conditions. The deep abyss is a treasure trove of life which is yet to be unlocked. We have compiled for you tit-bits about the 5 most bizarre looking sea creatures. Beware, some of these might creep you out.
Neoclinus Blanchardi or the Sarcastic Fringehead looks like a normal fish but is highly deceptive. Wait till it pops open its mouth to bare its fangs. This predator fish is known for its fierce temperament and lurks in shells or crevices waiting for its prey. Next in the list is the Predatory Tunicate, which is a hybrid of jellyfish and Venus flytrap. These predatory creatures take support from the sea floor or the canyons and use their hood-shaped mouth to lure their prey before closing the trap. What more these hermaphroditic tunicates can reproduce by themselves. The Giant Oarfish is the world’s largest bony fish and measures about 10 feet in length. With such a great length it looks like a ribbon flying in the air. The sighting of a sea-serpent has taken the social media by a storm on many occasions, though many speculate that it might just have been these giant oarfish. While the largest catalogued oarfish measured 36 feet in length, certain unconfirmed specimens measuring as long as 56 feet, have reportedly been sighted. The Ocean Sunfish or Mola Mola is also a bony fish and reportedly the heaviest. A delicacy in some nations of the world, the creature derived its name owing to its habit of sunbathing at the surface of the ocean. Weighing between 247 – 1,000 kg, the flattened fish is found floating on the surface quite often, seemingly enjoying the Sun. A shelled sea creature, the Mollusca bears an uncanny resemblance to a part of the male anatomy. The body of a Mollusca extends protrudes from its shell thus giving it an appearance similar to the male organ. With a life span of more than 140 years, molluscs can weigh up to 1.5 kilograms. The Japanese and Chinese cuisines consider the Mollusca as a delicacy.
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