10 most bizarre sea creatures
Learn about the amazing sea monsters, which can come to us only in nightmares.
1. A fish that looks like a predator
This ryboshka boasts a huge toothy mouth, which, of course, can have only predator. Fry type Neoclinus blanchardi or as it is called, pike blennies, looks pretty scary. Before this sea dweller opens his mouth, his appearance is not much different from the ordinary appearance of fish, even though he has a strange wrinkled cheeks, like an old man. It should be this "dog" open mouth as she turns into a terrifying monster that is ready to swallow you whole.
Pike blennies extremely territorial creature. Fish use their huge mouths when confronted with each other, even though their fights are somewhat similar to the collision of two parachutes.
2. Marine flycatcher
It may seem that these things have got to the bottom of an impact crater some alien planet, but they live in the world, or more precisely, in the deep canyons near California. Tunicates predators like carnivorous plants flycatchers, but live in the deep sea. They are fixed on the bottom and wait quietly until unsuspecting prey swims close to their gaping maw glowing. Once mining nearby, tunicates immediately grabs her. By learning to hunt this way, these creatures can not afford to be too choosy in diet.
In addition, tunicates that predators look like extraterrestrial life forms, they also tend to produce offspring without mating with other individuals, producing both eggs and sperm.
3. Fish that attacks from below
This type of living creature Astroscopus guttatus with not very attractive appearance has been called speckled stargazer. This name is associated with some small bright small fish with big eyes, but this fish is not so. Who else could count the stars? Obviously, it is the devil who is sitting on his throne somewhere in hell.
Most of his life this fish holds, buried in the mud at the bottom, looking up from the bottom of all that moving around. Moreover, it has special organs of the eyes, which may produce electrical discharges.
4. The shark, which looks like a mat on the floor
Looking at the creature, just could not tell whether it is a plant, or an animal, or even an inanimate object. This is actually a carpet shark, which got its name because of the similarity to the mat, but this mat has teeth and can bite painfully.
5. 7-meter fish
oarfish or herring King is the longest bony fish in the world. What is the length of this giant? For example, in 1996 in California, the US military caught a 7-meter oarfish, get that out of the water proved no easy task. These giants are very rare, and most of those can be detected, already dead. Although the dead state like monster is much better than living. Apparently, it was this creature became the prototype of the legends of the sea serpent - a terrible sea monster.
6. This sea monster
You've probably heard that on earth there are the giant squid, but it turned out that there are squid, which further exceed the size of a giant. In 2007, fishermen dragged on board a ship of enormous of all known squid ever caught. The length of this monster was 10 meters, and weighs about half a ton! Eyewitnesses said that the eyes were the size of a large plate, and if someone had the idea to prepare from this creature kalmarnye rings, each such ring would be the size of a tractor tire.
People who are caught giant, had to freeze it right the ship, apparently, after a bitter struggle. Since then, he is in New Zealand as an exhibit in the museum.
7. The world's largest fish
The moon-fish, or as it is called fish-sun - the heaviest fish in the world. Probably, the fish called fish-sun, as she likes to bask in the sun at the water surface, in part to attract birds, which feed sweetly parasites on the skin of the fish. These giant fish do not pose a threat to humans, it is only a plus, since such fish can easily swallow a man whole, if he wants.
8. A fish that knows how to walk
Do you think that the fish do not need to have legs in the water, since they are not going to roam the bottom? You're wrong! In some fish there is a kind of legs. Fish family Brahionihtovye (Brachionichthyidae), which has recently found near the island of Tasmania, Australia, not only have the four "limbs" in the place where they should have fins, but they know how to move them, wandering along the bottom. It looks very funny.
9. A fish that looks like an alien
Fish of the genus Idiakantovye often called fish-black devils because of their appearance. They live in the deep sea, where no sunlight reaches. They have a special hunting strategy: their body releases infrared light, which can only see themselves, that is, these creatures have a sort of night vision goggles, when all the other living creatures is almost blind. Interestingly, the impressive teeth are only the females of these fish, and males do not even have a well-functioning stomach. It is suggested that males are only needed in order to produce offspring, so all other organs, apart from sex, they do not need.
10. The mollusk, which looks like a penis
It is being called a geoduck, whose title is borrowed from the Indians and means "dig deep". mollusk's body goes far beyond the shell and makes it look like a male organ. These molluscs are different in that they have an impressive life span - 140 years or more, and can grow to a large size (up to 1, 5 kilograms or more). This mollusc is quite popular in the Japanese and Chinese cuisine, where it is often eaten raw.