5 truly bizarre ocean creatures : Fantastic creatures in the heart of the ocean - The Comprehensive Minds

5 truly bizarre ocean creatures : Fantastic creatures in the heart of the ocean

5 truly bizarre ocean creatures: Fantastic creatures in the heart of the ocean

In the depths of the ocean, there are fascinating but also frightening creatures that you would not want to come across. Here are some pictures and anecdotes about these very, very bizarre sea creatures.


Hatchetfish

Hatchetfish


Given the extreme depths to which scientists must go to find these ugly and tiny fish, little is known about the hatchet fish. 

Making supermodels around the world jealous, these morose-looking creatures get their name from their incredible thinness. 

Anatomically, the hatchetfish's thorax is believed to resemble the blade of a hatchet and the coldness of its silver reflection to the metal thereof. 

Despite a name and fierce appearance, the Hatchetfish is hardly lethal. Measuring between 2.5 and 12.7 cm in length, it is fair, quite terrifying.


The Blobfish

Blobfish


More gelatinous than your grandmother's flan, the surprisingly soft appearance of blobfish has captured the attention of millions of people in recent years. 

Striking is the “thing with fins” that was just called the ugliest animal in the world in 2013. Life is not that bad for this creature from Oceania as it lives mainly on the ocean floor, where the water pressure is naturally high, giving the skin of the blobfish the approximate density of the water. 

You might think that this is unfavorable to him, but when the time comes to eat, all he has to do is open his mouth to feed. Its lack of density means it doesn't need to expend a lot of energy to eat.


Sea cucumber

Sea cucumber fish


This disgusting echinoderm certainly irritates your mind. Without having a real brain and semblance of sensory organs, the sea cucumber can boast of having the same mental capacity as the cucumber in your fridge. 

Nonetheless, the "vegetable" serves as a vital part of the ocean ecosystem, as it recycles nutrients and breaks down any litter that comes it's way. 

Unlike real cucumber, the collagen levels of sea cucumber allow you to do some pretty crazy maneuvers: if the sea cucumber needs to get stuck in a small crevice, the collagen will relax and the sea cucumber will liquefy effectively. to infiltrate the desired location.


Flamingo's Tongue (or Caribbean coin with ocelli)

Flamingo's Tongue (or Caribbean coin with ocelli)


Shell collectors of the world, be forewarned. While the pure beauty of the snail you see above feels like wearing a shell, the dynamic patterns are not part of the shell itself, but actually, the mollusk's living mantle tissue. 

Located in the waters of the Atlantic and Caribbean, the Flamingo's Tongue feeds on poisonous gorgonians (corals), and like Bruce Willis in "Unbreakable," it suffers no harm. 

In fact, the cunning snail absorbs the venom and to the chagrin of its potential predators becomes poisonous itself.


The Lophiiforme (or fishing fish)

The Lophiiforme (or fishing fish)


The angler fish is perhaps one of the most fascinating and bizarre sea creatures known to man. 

Not only famous for its clever predation techniques (it has a spine that grows its own fleshy mass and the fish wiggles so that it looks like prey, then it devours its future predators all at once), but also for its sexual habits. 

When scientists first discovered the anglerfish, they noticed that almost all of them were female ... and that these specimens had what appeared to be some kind of parasitic growth clinging to their genitals. 

These "parasites" turned out to be the remains of male anglers. The latter in fact only live to mate. Once they find a female mate, male anglers quickly bite into the female's skin and thus merge together. When the female is ready to mate, the male does his job.

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