How many types of sea creatures can you name? Fish, lobster, shrimp, clams and oysters, seahorse, squid, octopus, jellyfish… well aside from the typical ones we are familiar with and actually eat, there are still lots more undiscovered, unnamed and unseen!
Some scientists say that only around 5% of the sea has been thoroughly explored. The overwhelming water pressure, darkness and temperature as we go deeper in the ocean and its ocean vents, present as major challenges to exploring the sea. But even if we have not been into the pinnacle of discovery, we have made quite some progress. The evidence to that is some of these recent and even old animal discoveries. Some of these are so bizarre-looking you might think they’re from a different planet altogether!
Nope we are not calling anyone names nor are we joking. This is the Psychrolutes microsporos, or as scientists call it, the Fathead (yeah scientists can be bullies right?). It is a fish, not an alien, and is mostly found in the deep sea abyss of Australia and New Zealand. They are found at a depth of 3000 feet and more!
The Dumbo Octopus
From Fatheads, we move on to Dumbos. There are around 14 species of Grimpotheutis octopuses or Dumbo octopus as they are called. They may look drastically different from one to another, but their common feature is that they resemble Dumbo the Elephant. Some have large flappy appendages that look like ears which they use for swimming, others have proboscis too.
The Vampire Squid
As if the nickname Vampire Squid is not scary enough, its scientific name, Vampyroteuthis infernalis literally translates to Vampire squid of Hell. Even if it is named like this it does not actually feed on blood. It is given such name due to the rich brown-red color reminiscent of dried blood, and its red eyes.
Pink See-Through Fantasia
Some creatures have the misfortune of being called fatheads or vampires. The Enypniaste on the other hand has the misfortune of having a nickname that sounds like a sexy lingerie. Although its mystical fairy-like appearance may be the reason for its name. It is found 2,500 meters deep at the Celebes Sea.
Jeweled Umbrella Squid
If socialites are looking for a fancy pet from the sea, they can consider the elegant Histioteuthis bonnellii or Jeweled Umbrella Squid. It is widely distribute in the coasts of Argentina, South Africa and Tasmania. Other than its pretty appearance little is known about it whether it is deadly like its poisonous jellyfish cousins. That makes it truly a perfect pet for a beautiful poisonous woman 😛
The Phycodurus eques is a cousin to the seahorses. They are commonly found in Australia where they cleverly hide themselves from prey by drifting amongst seaweed and other sea plants as their camouflage.
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Woman Skydiver Survived a Fall From 14,500 Feet After Being Bitten by Fire Ants
If not for the 200 bites from fire ants, this woman could have been dead!
Sometimes God really has mysterious and painful ways of saving us, or providing us with miracles. Imagine a situation wherein you will either choose between two options: be bitten over 200 times by fire ants and remain alive, or fall into coma with broken bones all over and eventually die; which would you choose?
This is exactly what happened to bank executive Joan Murray of Charlotte, North Carolina. Murray had a skydiving parachute malfunction and was only alive today because of the more than 200 fire ant stings that she got when she landed on the ground.
Joan Murray, the woman saved by more than 200 fire ant stings
Epic Fist Fight Between Man And Monkey Who Urinates On His Motorcycle
The motorcycle owner’s animal instincts took over when he saw a monkey messing with his motorcycle.
A video taken in Chachoengsao, Thailand shows a smackdown that could very well be a scene from a The Hangover Part II. In the movie, a group of guys head to Thailand for a wedding but they end up in all kinds of crazy situations — one of them involving devious chain-smoking Capuchin monkey.
Well, the Capuchin monkey in this video doesn't smoke, but it causes one man considerable distress. In the video, we see a red motorcycle parked along the road that's near a river. Then, a monkey appears on the scene and positions itself on the motorcycle.
The monkey takes over the motorcycle.
Family Of Gorillas In Uganda Mountains Approaches A Photographer And Does The Unexpected!
The photographer just sat there, stunned and unable to move.
People fear wild animals because the species are unpredictable and we'll never know what the creatures can do. Encounters can be very risky, especially if the animals feel threatened.
With the hundreds of animal killings and man-made abuse to forests, we cannot blame the species. Maybe for them, the presence of humans is a red flag, a warning sign, a dangerous hazard.
What most people do not know is that sometimes, some species of wild animals do not typically harm humans. As long as humans do not show any malicious acts, animals can be secured and even interact with them in a friendly manner.
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