The most unusual inhabitants of the ocean
Still the ocean remains the most poorly studied part of our planet. A lot of mystery and is fraught with interesting underwater world, is gradually opening to all researchers new and unusual creatures.
Almanac for the curious “Want to know everything” has prepared for its readers a brief overview about the most unusual inhabitants of the ocean.
The most unusual inhabitants of the ocean.
This fish in 2013 was recognized as the most terrible animals on the planet . Land surface it looks like jelly, so unsightly views, it’s bound to no muscle. The fish lives – a drop at a depth of 2000-4000 meters. At these depths the pressure is very large, so her skin has acquired the density of water.
Lives at depths of about 5,000 meters. According to the size of the fish saber tooth largest teeth of all marine life. But despite the awesome view . predator of it useless, because this kind of fish has very poor eyesight.
The Dumbo Octopus
The name of this octopus received due to similarity of appearance with disney’s elephant Dumbo, although their scientific name is Grimpoteuthis. This is the rarest octopus . living at depths from 3 000 to 7 000 metres. Poetomu the habits of an octopus Dumbo is known not much. Most scientists believe that the octopus hovers above the bottom in search of worms, crustaceans and molluscs, which constitute the basic diet of its power. Unlike other octopuses that live closer to the surface, Dumbo caught swallows the prey whole.
Live at a depth of 2,400 metres. The name “crab-Yeti” (Kiwa hirsuta), was due to unusual plumose setae on the chest and limbs. According to scientists, the bristles there are a lot of filamentous bacteria. These bacteria clean the water from toxic substances originating from hydrothermal springs, near which dwell the “crabs-Yeti”.
The short-nosed bat
The same deep-sea fish that inhabits the waters near the Galapagos Islands. Scientists believed that this unusual appearance . namely, bright red lips needed this fish to attract food. But soon found out that this function is performed by a small formation on the head of a bat, emit an odor that attracts worms, crustaceans and small fish.
And it’s not all unusual representatives of the inhabitants of the ocean . to be continued in the next review – “the most unusual representatives of the deep sea”, which will be released in a week.