Unusual marine animals

On our planet there are many animals that look very unusual and bizarre. Especially attractive with its mystery and inaccessibility of the underwater world inhabited by creatures with a fantastic appearance. Here are some interesting facts about some of them.

Jellyfish Atoll

Jellyfish Atoll is prevalent in almost all the seas and oceans, but swimmers should not be afraid of meeting her because she never rises to the water surface. This unusual jelly-like beauty dwells at a depth of over seven hundred meters. Like other inhabitants of the deep sea, which do not reach the sun’s rays, jellyfish Atoll can lighten up. This feature is, and some other jellyfish, floating closer to the surface of the water, they glow with a blue light, and Atoll – bright red. The illumination (or bioluminescence) occurs when the body of the Medusa is the protein breakdown of luciferin (the devil’s name, right?). But why is Medusa Atoll? Maybe it lights a path or deters enemies?

It appears to glow jellyfish in the Atoll starts only in case of danger. If in her field of vision appeared a predator that wants to eat its tender flesh, the cunning Medusa “includes” a bright light, visible at a distance of nearly one hundred meters. This “light” attracts the attention of jugalbandi inhabitants, among whom there are more large predators than attacking the Atoll. The aggressor immediately forgets about jellyfish, you ought to save himself. And jellyfish in the Atoll, taking advantage of the situation, quietly washed off, turning off the light.

Blue angel

Very accurate name given to the tiny mollusk that lives in warm tropical seas. To “float” on the water surface, Blue angel swallows air bubbles. His nourishment are other small creatures, some of which are highly poisonous. But little angel is not afraid of: their venom is absorbed in the body and is used if necessary to protect themselves.

Helps to escape from enemies and not become dinner also colour the angel. Top is blue (which is clear from the title) – this helps the Blue angel to be invisible on the surface of the water for flying birds. The belly of the clam light silver and rescues him from predatory fish. But there is a danger that it is easy to avoid ephemeral creature can, is surf. As a result a huge amount of Blue angels becomes beached and attracts the attention of the people. Choose some of these blue beauties to your aquarium, thus saving their lives.

Pike sea-dog

These thirty-degree predatory fish inhabit the waters of the Pacific ocean at depths of up to seventy meters. I must say that they are quite aggressive, and may attack even large objects. There were occasions when pike blennies attacked swimmers. But, of course, our attention this fish was attracted by his incredibly big mouth. It marine dog needs not only to catch prey, but also to assert themselves. First, his gaping mouth deters many predators, the most experienced pike sea dogs from the dubious pleasure of being eaten. And, secondly, the size of the jaws depends on who the dominant males. This happens so. Two fishes, widely open mouth approach each other closely and touch mouths. From the outside it seems that this is the friendly kiss of two brothers, but, actually, it is a trivial competition for supremacy in these waters. What males mouth will be more – and he won. Losers have no choice except to leave quickly.


This name these marine creatures have been due to the fact that their body outside, as a blanket, covered with a thin shell. These strange animals similar to some character from a science fiction movie. Their light body is expanding up the tube. Wide opening head-hood is the mouth, and a small side anus. Tunicates are called sea flycatchers still – hunting the principle is the same. The tunicates are attached to the bottom or to some kind of underwater surfaces and is waiting patiently, with open throat. It is clear that the tunicate does not have to be particularly choosy – who floats past, and swallow.

Sponge-harp lyra Chondrocladia

Sponge-harp – predatory inhabitants of the seabed, first discovered by a man recently (in 2012) not far from California. About the life of these creatures, little is known. It is clear that they are attached to the bottom and lead a sedentary lifestyle. Their body is similar to a harp or scallop lying tines up has at the tips of special sticky droplets, which stick to plankton – sponge-harp seeking food.

Giant poison is fatal even

Tridacna is the largest bivalve of our planet, he is listed in the Guinness Book of records. This is a fish lives more than a hundred years, attached to corals. It gives him constant access to food, that’s probably why such a huge clam. As a baby, the mollusk floating in the water column, feeding on plant food, as they grow up, settles on the corals. Adult clam reaches such proportions that the doors don’t slam, and a crack visible body of the animal. Its dimensions may be commensurate with the growth of an adult shell length of 1.5 meters and weighs 200 kilograms. Among people living near habitats of tridacna, rumor has it that the clam swallows and people, although there is no absolute proof. But just in case designed for divers manual which describes in detail the sequence of actions, if you swallow a man-eating clam (this is the usual name of tridacna).

The sunfish

This giant fish has other names – “sunfish”, “fish-head” or “Mola-Mola”. It is huge – its length of over four meters, and weighs over two tons. Common sunfish near Indonesia that attracts great number of divers. Despite its size, the Mola-Mola is completely harmless – she doesn’t even have teeth. It feeds on plankton floating by. She is even too lazy to swim, mostly fish lies on the water surface and slowly moves his fins. Surprisingly, this Hulk has very little brain – weight is only 4 grams. It seems that fish is the moon does not Shine with intelligence and wit (as well as the beauty).

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