Fun Facts #4 - UNDER THE SEA

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Weirdest sea creatures you won't believe they exist

Here is the top 5 sea creatures that I find the strangest. Of course there are many others that may be more unusual but not in the list, that will be a story of another time. So, let's get started!

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1. Blob Sculpins


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The blob sculpin on the left is the dead whereas the one at the right is alive.

To be honest, this fish here reminds me of Squidward from Spongebob Square Pants. I am aware that Squidward is an octopus but just look at the similarities!

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Anyhow, the blob sculpin (Psychrolutes phrictus) is a species of deep-sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It feeds mainly on crustaceans, molluscs, and sea pens. It lives in very deep water (839–2800 m) in the North Pacific Ocean by the coasts of Japan, the Bering Sea, and California so it is not often seen.

2. Long-nose Chimaera


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This odd living creatures are found in warm waters worldwide, in waters from 200 to 2,000 meters deep. Its first dorsal fin stands erected and it is mildly toxic. It is used by the fish to defend itself. The Long-nose Chimaera's skin is smooth and scaleless. They are close relatives to the shark. Despite having the same ancestors as sharks, Long-nosed Chimaera fish evolved separately from them about 400 million years ago. They were already around even before the existence of dinosaurs and haven't changed at all since then.

3. Frilled Shark


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At first sight I thought it was an eel but I am totally wrong! It's a SHARK! Its scientific name is Chlamydoselachus anguineus. I rather call it in its common name because WHO can ever memorize that name? Unlike all other sharks, which have separate gills, C. anguineus’ first pair of gills go all the way across its throat. Moreover, it has insanely sharp teeth. You will never want to see this guy when swimming in the ocean. But in fact you really might not be able to because it prefer to remain in the oceans' depths, up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface.

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4. Atlantic Wolffish


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Somebody call a orthodontist please! Give this guy a dental makeover! This Atlantic Wolffish displays the hardware it uses to crush mollusks, shellfish, and sea urchins. They can swim as deep as 2,000 feet (600 meters) and are widely distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic and in the Arctic.

5. Pacific Viperfish


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The Pacific Viperfish has jagged, needle-like teeth, so outsized it can't even close its mouth. These demons reach only about 8 inches (25 centimeters) long. They are deep ocean fish and troll the depths up to 13,000 feet (4,400 meters), luring prey with bioluminescent photophores on their bellies. They live primarily in tropical to temperate waters and have been found living around Australia in the Pacific Ocean and Maine in the Atlantic Ocean.

To conclude this round of Fun Facts, all these marine animals will not survive for long if we do not take care of the environment so spread the word and love our mother Earth!

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These are some weird, and may I add, ugly creatures. I have always found the wierd creatures under the sea to be the slugs and the sea squirts and sea urchins. Did you know the sea cucumber is also not a vegetable? But you can eat it too. It is such an alien world down there.

Welldone again with the info. Thanks.