Top 10 Fantastic and Surreal Creatures - Listverse
This is a list of some of nature's creations that simply defy human imagination. Unlike the Little Known Prehistoric Monster lists, this one depicts only species that are alive today. They may not be as big or scary, but these creatures are certainly fantastic and deserve more attention than they usually get.
Flamboyant Cuttlefish are Tiny Deadly Geniuses
en.wikipedia.org Metasepia Pfefferi, or Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish, is truly one of the most amazing creatures on the planet. Firs...
Bioluminescence: Light Is Much Better, Down Where It’s Wetter
From tracking a giant squid to decoding jellyfish alarms in the Gulf, a depth-defying scientist plunges under the sea
This is a Real Creature with a Transparent Head, Not a CG Video Game Character
Yes, the fish you see above actually has a transparent head, and isn't just a computer-generated video game character. It's called the "Barreleye" and it resides in the deepest parts of the ocean, where sunlight fades to black. This creature uses its tubular eyes to collect light during its search f
Captured dead or alive: Astonishing pictures of the bizarre creatures that lurk deep beneath the ocean waves
Marine photographer Jason Bradley produced the series of detailed images - of mainly dead creatures - to give a glimpse into our planet's largest but least explored habitat.
A rare calico lobster saved by chef (pic)
This is Calvin, a rare calico lobster that could be a 1-in-30 million. The lobster is dark with bright orange and yellow spots. Calvin was found by Jasper White, a chef that recognized how rare he was. Jasper donated him to the New England Aquarium for study and safe keeping. (AP / New England Aquarium, Tony LaCasse) Source: buzzfeed.com
Creatures from Mariana Trench — myscienceacademy.org
The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands. The trench is about 2,550 kilometres (1,580 mi) long but has an average width of only 69 kilometres (43 mi). It reaches a maximum-known depth of 10.911 km (10,911 ± 40 m) or 6.831 mi (36,069 ± 131 ft) at the Challenger Deep, a small slot-shaped valley in its floor, at its southern end, although some unrepeated measurements place the…
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This is the goblin shark, a bizarre and rarely spotted creature found in water deeper than 200m throughout the world. They are famous for their strangely shaped heads, and their pink soft flabby flesh.