This ocean creature is known as a comb jellyfish. I cannot think of a more inappropriate name. It is not a fish, it does not seem to resemble jelly, and it certainly does not resemble a comb.
Category: Ocean creatures
Hairy Squat Lobster
Ever wondered what a hairy squat lobster looks like?
It is one of the rarest animals on the planet, the coelacanth. There are no live specimens in captivity, but there are a few dead ones, like the one above in an aquarium in Numazu, Japan.
And here is another view.
The puffer fish (or blowfish, or globefish) is probably the second most poisonous vertebrate (the most poisonous being a golden frog).
In Japan, Korea and China it is prepared by specially licensed chefs and is often eaten raw. I once ate it. The flavour was good, but no better than many other fish.
- The Toxic Puffer Fish: A Japanese Delicacy (gomestic.com)
Last year this eel was found for the first time in an ocean cave in Palau.
It is so different from common eels that it is not only a new species, it is a new genus too, Protoanguilla palau is its full name, and it has been around for millions of years.
It is thought that there are thousands and thousands of animals still waiting to be discovered, especially in the oceans and underground.
- New Pacific eel a ‘living fossil’ (bbc.co.uk)
This is a cousin of the seahorse, but is much rarer. The Weedy Seadragon can be found in the oceans near southern Australia.
In the Gulf of Mexico can be found one of the most unusual fish, the pancake batfish.
It lives at the bottom of the sea, and it is not a frog.
This strange-looking creature is a striated frogfish. It is called a frogfish because it hops along the seabed.
This White Frogfish was found in the ocean around the Izu Peninsular in Japan.
It is not a frog; it was just given that name because it is often seen hopping along the ocean floor.
Pink Sea Cucumber
This is an animal, found in the ocean near the Celebes Islands of Indonesia.
If we ever needed proof that fish have a backbone and belong to the Phylum Vertebrata (or Chordata) then just look at this photo of Pristella tetra.
And if you want to see a translucent frog or a translucent spider just click.
Have you ever seen anything like this?
Yes it’s a sea snail. And the reason that you or I have never seen one is that it lives deep in the Antarctic Ocean and is only a few centimeters long.