Saturday, May 5, 2012

Welcome and Witness the Hidden Secrets Under the Sea 

           Deep Sea Creatures refers to organisms that live at the deepest part of the ocean. There is no sunlight in the deep only the Light produced by some of the creatures. almost every deep sea creature has a cell in their body that makes a light.
           Many Deep sea creatures are black , there for they are easy to see with the light that is produced. But some deep-sea fish are bright red which makes it hard for them to be caught. Some fish, swims to the top to catch their prey.

Unusual Deep-Sea Creatures

            The deep seas are often considered to be the last great, unexplored regions on Earth. Every year hundreds of unknown creatures are discovered  hundreds and even thousands species, remain hidden awaiting our to be found. Here are the 15 of the most unusual deep sea creature.


Snipe Eel1.  Snipe Eel - known to science as Nemichthys scolopaceus, is a rather peculiar looking fish. It has a long body, up to five feet in length, and resembles a long piece of ribbon or string with a large bulbous head at one end. Its thin body has earned its the nickname, threadfish. Because of its long, bird-like beak, it is sometimes referred to as the deep sea duck. The snipe eel has more vertebrae in its long body than any other animal on Earth. Its body is so slender that it is actually 75 times as long as it is wide. In spite of the extreme length o fits body, it weighs only a few ounces. Its posterior is so narrow that its ends as a small filament. The snipe eel's anus is actually located on its throat.
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2. Coelacanth is one of the oldest species of fish in the world. It is considered by many to be an actual living fossil. Known scientifically as Latimeria chalumnae, this fish was thought to have been extinct since the end of the cretaceous period over 65 million years ago. Fossils of the coelacanth have been found that date back over 350 million years. But, against all odds, in 1938, a fisherman actually caught a live coelacanth off the coast of South Africa. A second specimen was captured in 1952 off the coast of the Comoros Islands off the eastern coast of Africa near Madagascar. Needless to say, this caused a sensation throughout the scientific community. Since then, live coelacanths have been sighted and photographed many times in the wild.


Anglerfish3. Deep sea anglerfish is one of the most bizarre-looking fish in the sea. Known scientifically as Melanocetus johnsoni, it is also one of the best-known creatures of the deep. It is one of about 200 species of anglerfish found throughout the world's oceans. The angler gets its name from the elongated dorsal spine that supports a light-producing organ known as a photophore. The anglerfish uses its illuminated lure as its hunts for prey. This specialized spine is highly maneuverable and can be moved in any direction.


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1 comment:

  1. Wow, just crazy how much of the deep sea we dont yet know about. Great article, thanks!

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