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Pokračování článku 20 of the Weirdest and Wonderful Creatures In The Ocean

27.03.2021
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Pokračování článku 20 of the Weirdest and Wonderful Creatures In The Ocean

Pokračování článku 20 of the Weirdest and Wonderful Creatures In The Ocean

4. Nudibranch

4. Nudibranch

The nudibranch is an animal also known by its other, far less glamorous name. These little guys are what may also be known as sea slugs.

However, they are a million miles away from the slugs up here on dry land!

They are a type of invertebrate, and they are a group with, what is thought to be, around 2000 different species altogether!

They have funky, psychedelic colors and some cool facts to match.

Most members of the nudibranch family are hermaphrodites, meaning they have male and female organs in them.

They can be found in oceans all over the world but it is most common to find them in shallow, tropical waters (which makes sense when you consider the fact that they look like tropical flower print shirts!).

They range in size from 0.25 inches up to 12 inches, meaning there is a huge variety of them to be seen. They are mollusks, without the shells of course, and they feed on a variety of meals ranging from coral and anemones to algae and sponges.

They have even been known to feed on other nudibranchs. They are immune to the poisons of their prey, and can even retain the poisons of the organisms they eat to use against other prey and predators.

5. Marrus Orthocanna

This weird and wonderful creature resembles a rocket, but it is actually a deep sea creature from the Arctic. More specifically, it is a type of jellyfish. The 'swimming end' of the jellyfish is roughly around 3.9 inches in length.

However, the colony length can exceed 6 feet! It has been observed at depths of around 660 and 2620 feet, with the most it has been recorded at being 6600 feet.

It is very hard to see as the depths in which they live mean that next to nothing in terms of natural light reaches them. Because of this, not much in the way of studies have been done on them.

It is thought that their diet may consist of krill, decapods, and other crustaceans. They catch them in their colony spreading their tentacles to ensnare their prey.

5. Marrus Orthocanna

These tentacles are often thought of as being similar to fishing lines used by humans.

They are quite a mysterious creature, although photographs of them taken from submersible crafts have shown that, due to their orange color and smoke-like tentacles, they resemble a rocket in flight.

Source: https://addhelium.com/weirdest-creatures-in-the-ocean/

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