Posts tagged creatures of the deep
Posts tagged creatures of the deep
Jade Iceberg, Antarctica. When seawater at depths of more than 1,200 feet freezes to the underside of massive ice shelves, it forms ‘marine ice.’ Enormous hunks of ice break off from the ice shelf, creating icebergs. When one of these icebergs overturns, its jade underside is revealed. The wondrous color of this ‘marine ice’ results from organic matter dissolved in the seawater at those great depths. Green icebergs are infrequently seen because their verdant bellies are underwater; it’s only when they flip over, a rare event, that their richly colored regions can be seen before they melt.
Photo credit: Dr. Steve Nicol
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New carnivorous harp sponge discovered in deep-sea.
Modern art meets metal shop 101. Or what happens when all those wire coathangers at the back of the wardrobe breed and mutate.
The deep ocean. What a place… (AKA: Dear Evolution: STOP building stuff for Sharper Image. They Have Folded.)
A reason to Fear the Ocean, or Love it?
I am terrified. What is that. Make it stop.
Found some more information on it:
It is called the Bobbit Worm (Eunice aphroditois) which live on the ocean floor at depths of roughly 10m (Ocean dwelling - to whichever anonomous said it was freshwater.)
And, here comes the good part, these can grow to nearly Three Meters!! (9 feet!) - i think i might change my ‘love’ to ’fear’ now…
oh and the count stands currently at Fear: 5, Love: 3, Both: 3.
Armed with sharp teeth, it is known to attack with such speeds that its prey is sometimes sliced in half. Although the worm hunts for food, it is omnivorous. It is also covered in bristles that are capable of a sting that results in permanent numbness in humans. -Wikipedia
because we needed more evidence that the ocean is terrifying
Eastern Emerald Elysia
Elysia chlorotica is a “solar-powered” marine sea slug that sequesters and retains photosynthetically active chloroplasts from the algae it eats and, remarkably, has incorporated algal genes into its own genetic code. It is emerald green in color often with small red or white markings, has a slender shape typical of members of its genus, and parapodia (lateral “wings”) that fold over its body in life. This sea slug is unique among animals to possess photosynthesis-specific genes and is an extraordinary example of symbiosis between an alga and mollusc as well as a genetic chimera of these two organisms.
when people say they love the deep sea i’m always like ” are you sure” because of these:
you know what that last one is?
that’s a fucking turtle
if a turtle can fuck your shit up anything can
It’s like fucking silent hill in the deep sea
I still love the deep sea
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Failing to see anything not to love here
The Pacific blackdragon is a deep sea fish, that can be found up to depths of up to 3,300 ft. Female blackdragons are about two feet long and have fang like teeth and a long chin whisker. They are black on the outside, as well as on the inside to prevent light from swallowed bio-luminescent prey shining out. The males are small, about three inches in length, and brownish in color. They have no teeth, no chin barbel and no stomach. Unable to eat, the male lives only long enough to mate.
Phobia by Flora Silve.
Monsters of the Deep Sea
Found at the depths of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, these deep sea ocean dwellers are both scary and deadly:
- Frill Shark - has over 300 rows of needle sharp teeth. Its name comes from its frilly-looking gills.
- Stonefish - perfectly camouflaged to look like a rock on the ocean floor, it is the most venomous fish in the world. It has 13 spines along its back that release the venom, which can kill humans in just a few hours.
- Sloane’s Viperfish - its teeth are a force to be reckoned with. The fang-like chompers are more than half the size of the viper’s head, allowing the fish to impale prey by swimming at the victim headfirst, mouth agape.
- Red Octopus - has eight arms with rows of glow-in-the-dark suckers trailing down each arm which are used to attract planktonic prey, like insects drawn to a light.
- Sea Pig - a type of sea cucumber found in very deep waters throughout Earth’s oceans. Sea pigs travel in large groups numbered in the hundreds, crawling along the sea floor.
Infographic by ReuseThisBag
Scanning electron micrographs of diatoms, microscopic algae that form the base of the food chain and produce 20% of Earth’s oxygen.
The beautiful base of the pyramid of biology, feeding our air, land and life.
THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY NOT OKAY AMOUNT OF FACE FOR ANY CREATURE TO POSESS, OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK.
The Deep Sea Hatchetfish — Named for their shape, these little beauties range from 1-6 inches, are very thin, and have large upward facing eyes that are thought to be used to locate prey above them. They are vertical migrators, meaning that they swim from the depths to upper waters to hunt. Hatchetfishes are one of the many deep sea creatures that have the ability to create their own light through a process known as bioluminescence. These fish have special light-producing organs known as photophores that run along the length of their body.
Fish? Souls of the damned, more like.