The best thing about the sea water creatures is that they do not make sense to us and there is absolutely no way to know for certain if we have seen or even discovered them all. Mystery is the beauty of it, and that’s what pulls the human mind towards it. The deep seas are filled with creatures that are mesmerizing to say the least. That is exactly why we thought it was appropriate to come with this list of ten most amazing sea creatures that is bound to get your attention. We hope you enjoy the read and if we missed any do let us know in the comments.
10. KEYHOLE LIMPET
If you look at the picture, we are sure you can guess where the name keyhole came from. This is basically a snail, so yeah it is very slow. This creature is also known as the ‘slit limpet’. You can find these guys under rocks and in cold waters around the world.
9. HALGERDA GUAHAN
This is a marine gastropod mollusk without a shell. It is basically a sea slug that is transparent and has yellow markings on the skin or whatever you may call it. The markings look quite extravagant. These creatures can be found in the tropical north-west Pacific and not a lot is known about this one.
This particular creature should be well-known and shouldn’t require any introduction whatsoever. You have seen these guys since you were kids, at least in pictures. They are called stars because of their five long arms and the fact that they look like human drawing of stars. They can have more than five arms though. Also, these guys can be found in many different colors that only add to their beauty. There are species that have almost forty arms.
7. GIANT CLAM
Giant clams are called giant clams because they are the largest of their species in the world. They depend on algae which live on the clam’s tissue. It is being harvested by humans now which is quite unfortunate. Many of the species of these calms have already faded away and more shall see the same fate if the practice continues.
6. TESSELLATED BLENNY
If you look at the picture, you might think that it belongs to frog family or something like that but that would not be true. This particular creature looks absolutely fantastic with its bright blue body and orange spots. It’s very artistic. On top of that the yellow mouth outline adds to the aesthetics even more. These guys can be found in clear waters.
5. CROSSOTA SP.
Talk about beautiful. This species of jellyfish is known as Crossota Sp. These graceful creatures live most of their lives as planktons. They were only recently discovered in 2005 in the deep seas of the Arctic. While you admire this jellyfish, also remember that they extremely deadly.
This is perhaps the most unusual and weird creature you would come across especially because of its ‘structure’. The anus of this creature is located near its mouth; right next to it in fact. Even so, this creature looks extremely elegant with several arms shaped like feathers. These are commonly referred to as ‘sea lilies’. You go deep into any waters and you should be able to find these guys.
3. RED SLATE PENCIL URCHIN
It’s understandable while they are referred to as ‘pencil’ urchins. That’s because of their long spines that look like pencils. These spines are tanned, almost red in color. They are most active during the night almost like bats and they can be found worldwide. They have over 700 different species (discovered). Also, their spines were once used for writing purposes hence the name.
2. RED KING CRAB
We are pretty sure that these guys need no introduction. They are pretty amazing and well, delicious too. They are called red crabs although they are more of a burgundy and they happen to be the most valuable species of crabs in the entire world. For eating, they have a high demand in the United States and of course Japan and other Asian countries.
If you browse through the internet for pictures of this interesting little creature, you might find it quite cute. Some might even find it icky but that’s beside the point. These guys are really close to us since they are vertebrates. You can find these little things attached with the bottom of the boats or on the rocks. They are pretty much transparent and very soft (jelly-like) to say the least.