CREATURES OF THE SEA
Added on: 22nd Nov 2013
Found on the Galapagos Islands, this fish is actually a
pretty bad swimmer, and uses its pectoral fins
to walk on the bottom of the ocean.
This rare shark is sometimes even called a “living fossil”,
“is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage
some 125 million years old.” Goblin sharks inhabit around the world
at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft), with adults found deeper than juveniles.
Given the depths at which it lives, the goblin shark poses no danger to humans.
Also known as the blue dragon, this creature is a species of blue sea slug.
You could find it in warm waters of the oceans, as it floats on the surface
because of a gas-filled sac in its stomach.
Also called the “sea locusts“, “prawn killers” and even “thumb splitters”,
this is one of the most common predators in tropical and sub-tropical waters;
little is known about them, because of how much time they spend
hiding in their burrows.
THE PACU FISH
You probably don’t need much explanation as to why the residents of
Papua New Guinea call this fish a “ball cutter.”
The local fishermen were really worried about the safety of
their testicles when they had to get in the water
THE BLUE PARROTFISH
This bright blue fish can be found in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean,
and spends 80% of its time searching for food.
This toothed whale, found in the arctic, has been valued for over 1000 years
by the Inuit people for its meat and ivory. The narwhal, however,
is especially sensitive to the climate change.
Scotoplanes live on deep ocean bottoms, specifically on the abyssal plain in the
Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean, typically at depths of over 1000 meters.
They are deposit feeders, and obtain food by extracting organic particles from deep-sea mud.