The world’s oceans are loaded to the very brink with weird and scary sea creatures that most people have never heard of. Your science textbooks go over some species, such as various squids or whales – these are considered pretty standard fare in terms of aquatic beasts. However, some creatures take on odd, peculiar forms when they are subjected to nothing but the darkness of the deepest depths of the ocean for their entire lives. Evolution has a funny way of changing the body and mind of a beast. Here are some of this world sea creatures you’ve never seen.
Benthic Ctenophores, or “comb jellies,” are transparent invertebrates that use their cilia to swim throughout the water. They crawl around the floor with their mouth down looking for something to feast on.
The Helmet Jellyfish does not have the normal stinging tentacles like other jellyfish of the world. Instead, they use stiff tentacles that are held in front of them as they swim. They capture small fish with these, swinging them into their mouth to feast.
Ramisyllis Multicaudata is a type of oceanic-based worm that has one of the strangest bodies in the ocean. They generally have a limitless number of bodies flailing off one another, resembling hairy roots.
The Stalked Jellyfish is more like coral than an actual jellyfish. This little beast is stalk-shaped, flexible, and uses a powerful sucker-like mouth to attack prey.