In the shallow sea, some marine animals are not big, but in the deep sea, their relatives can grow up to 10 times their size, wandering in the depths of the ocean like monsters.
Legged Sea Spider
Sea spiders move their long legs slowly and walk in the sea. Their torso is very small, and they have almost only legs up and down. They are simply a group of “legs”.
Sea spiders are not real spiders. Some species have 8 legs and some have 10 or even 12. The long and many legs are not only used for movement, but the breathing, digestion, and reproduction of sea spiders are also completed by the legs.
The smallest sea spider has a leg length of only 1 millimeter. In shallow seas, most sea spiders are close to this size; but in the sea at a depth of 7000 meters, some sea spiders have legs as long as 50 centimeters.
On the dim and cold Atlantic ocean floor, the king has feet worms in strong armor, just like the aliens in the movie. They belong to the isopod and are distant relatives of shrimp and crab.
Most isopods are only 1 to 5 centimeters long, and the largest king worms that have been found are up to 50 centimeters long, which are actually large.
The king king worm feeds on the carcasses of marine organisms. They are sometimes very gluttonous, overeating to the point that they can’t walk; but they are also extremely good at enduring hunger. One king king worm in a Japanese aquarium went on a hunger strike for five years before dying. , Setting the world record for the longest time an animal hunger strikes, but people still haven’t figured out why it went on hunger strike.
Residents in the pipe
In the depths of the Pacific Ocean, hot springs under the sea are like chimneys, constantly emitting toxic chemicals, and giant tube worms live near these chimneys. They hide in the long chitin tube all day long, revealing only the red feather-like organs called “gill feathers”, which absorb hot spring emissions and convert these substances into required nutrients with the help of bacteria.
Most of the close relatives of giant tube worms are no more than 75 cm long, but it can grow to 3 meters long by itself. It is also the fastest growing marine invertebrate, which can grow 1.5 meters in two years.
Toxic Flying Carpet
A “magic flying carpet” drags a long tail and swims slowly on top of the mud. It is a stingray, also called hóng, a distant relative of sharks. The flat “flying carpet” is actually theirs. pectoral fins.
The most common stingray is about 45 cm wide, but the deep-water stingray that lives 600 meters underwater is 1.5 meters wide and 2.7 meters long. It relies on a flexible nose to feed in the sand. Fishermen occasionally catch deep-water stingrays. They must be careful of its tail. The long and thin stingers on it may cause serious injuries.
Deep sea death
This is a Styx jellyfish. It is very rare. There have only been more than one hundred sightings since the last century, but some people think that they are widely distributed in the deep sea all over the world.
The Styx jellyfish is like wearing a big hat. The umbrella cover is 1 meter wide, which is much larger than common jellyfish. Its four tentacles are 10 meters long and are used to encircle and trap prey. They are shaped like the cloak of death, floating in the ocean currents, looking ethereal and weird.
Gluttonous Big Stomach King
Most types of octopus are generally no more than 1 meter long, while the total length of the giant octopus in the North Pacific Ocean is nearly 6 meters with its arms extended, making it the largest octopus in the world. They live in icy waters with a depth of 65 to 2000 meters. They can hide themselves by changing their color, waiting for their prey to approach, paralyzing their prey with 8 arms covered with suction cups, and dragging them into pieces.
The giant octopus in the North Pacific is an out-and-out big appetizer. It can eat fish, shrimp, scallops, other octopuses, sharks, and even attack seagulls near the sea.
Counterfeit “Long Hand”
The giant fin squid is struggling to fan the two giant fins to swim forward, and its “big long hands” are also swaying with the current. These “big long hands” are actually fakes, only a small section is real wrists and feet, and the rest are long filaments hanging down from the ends of the wrists and feet, just like a person’s long nails.
Most squids do not exceed 60 cm in length, but with these filaments, the total body length of giant fin squids can reach 8 meters. They are magical, there are only a dozen sightings in existence, and people are still not sure how they eat.
Dragon Palace Messenger
The emperor hairtail is like a silver train, straightening its body, shaking its dorsal fin, and advancing in the sea. They have long fins erected on their heads, which are as gorgeous as the emperor’s crown. Therefore, the emperor hairtail is also called the “dragon palace messenger” by fishermen.
As the longest bony fish in the world, the emperor hairtail has a total body length of up to 8 meters, and some people claim to have seen individuals up to 17 meters long. Although it looks a little scary, they neither twist their bodies like snakes, nor have sharp teeth, or even scales to protect their bodies, and they are basically not threatening to humans.