The unusual inhabitants of the deep sea
World Maritime day has been celebrated since 1978 in the last week of September. This international holiday was created to draw public attention to the problems of pollution of the seas and disappearance of living species of animals. Indeed, over the past 100 years, according to the UN, some types of fish, including cod and tuna, have been caught at 90% and every year about 21 million barrels of oil spills into the seas and oceans.
All this inflicts irreparable damage to the seas, the oceans and may lead to the death of their inhabitants. These include those, which we’ll cover in our collection.
Is the name of this animal has received due whoodini formations protruding from the top of his head which resemble the ears of disney’s Dumbo the elephant. However, the scientific name of this animal is Grimpoteuthis. These lovely creatures live at depths of 3000 to 4000 meters and are one of the rare octopuses.
The largest specimen of this genus was 1.8 meters long and weighed about 6 kg. Most of the time, these octopuses swimming above the seabed in search of food — polychaetes and various crustaceans. By the way, unlike other octopus, these swallow their prey whole.
This fish attracts attention for its unusual appearance, namely bright red lips on the front of the body. As previously thought, they needed to attract marine life that feeds on bat. But soon found out that this function is performed by a small formation on the head of the fish called eskih. It emits an odor that attracts worms, crustaceans and small fish.
Unusual “image” of bat complements the amazing way his movements in the water. Being a poor swimmer, he walks along the bottom on the pectoral fins.The short-nosed bat is a deep — sea fish, and inhabits the waters near the Galapagos Islands.
3. Branched the brittle stars. These deep sea animals have many ramified rays. Moreover, each of the beams can be 4-5 times more than the body to those of brittle stars. With them, the animal catches zooplankton and other food. Like other echinoderms, brittle stars there is no branching of the blood, and gas exchange is done using special vodnosolevy system.