10 Amazing Sea Creatures

A list of some of the most bizarre animals found in waters.

The oceans and seas are home to thousands of creatures. Hundreds or thousands of them share common and usual traits one way or the other. But some of them have distinct traits that make them unique amongst the rest.

  1. Crown-of-Thorns Starfish

    Large chunks of the Great Barrier Reef have been eaten by these creatures. To feed, a starfish pushes its stomach out through its mouth and slowly digest the polyps. Then it pulls its stomach again.

  2. Riftia

    The most amazing member of the vent community is the giant tube worm called Riftia. They have neither mouths nor digestive systems. They rely on thick colonies of bacteria living inside their bodies.

  3. Coelacanth

    While most fish, which lay eggs, the coelacanth gives birth to live young. Coelacanth is believed to be extinct 60 million years ago. However, in 1938 in South Africa, fishermen caught a living coelacanth in the Indian Ocean. In fact, the fish is well known to people living on the Comoros Island, who used its rough scales as sandpaper.

  4. Phytoplankton

    The most abundant plants in the sea are the microscopic, single-celled phytoplankton which drifts on the surface of the water

  5. Humpback Whale

    One humpback whale eats about 5,000 herring to feel full.

  6. Herring

    A herring consumes about 6,000 to 7,000 small crustaceans.

  7. Shrimp

    Shrimps eat as much as 130,000 diatoms (planktons) compared to whale’s four billion diatoms.

  8. Marine Iguana

    They are the only lizards that live in the sea. They are found only in the Galapagos Island.

  9. Giant Tortoise

    Giant tortoise can grow up to 5 ft. long and can live up to 200 years.

  10. Squat Lobster

    Squat lobsters are completely blind with no eyes in their eye sockets.

For more amazing marine creatures see

25 Amazing and Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures

World’s Most Brightly Colored Fishes

Spirobranchus Giganteus: Seabed’s Delightful Sites in Connection with Christmas

Giant Creatures of the Deep-Sea

Beauty and the Beast: 20 Most Venomous Fishes in the World

Amazing Flying Sea Creatures

Waterworld Creatures With Wings

Aquatic Animals with the Most Prominent and Longest Snouts

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15 Responses to “10 Amazing Sea Creatures”
  1. IcyCucky Says...

    On May 18, 2008 at 5:48 am

    What a beautiful we live in. These are all amazing creatures!

  2. valli Says...

    On May 18, 2008 at 5:55 am

    Wow, really amazing creatures.

  3. Unofre Pili Says...

    On May 18, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Nice idea buddy. Thanks for the additional information.

  4. Angel Says...

    On May 18, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Wow really interesting but weird looking creatures!I LOVE this article!

  5. Francie Says...

    On May 18, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Super pics, great information here! Thanks nobert!

  6. Liane Schmidt Says...

    On May 18, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    That was like a nice visit to an aquarium – just on the internet! Nice work.

    Best wishes.


    -Liane Schmidt.

  7. Darlene McFarlane Says...

    On May 18, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Great information, nobert. A very interesting article.

  8. MindIt Says...

    On May 19, 2008 at 3:56 am

    The sea continues to fascinate me…thanks for bringing it alive in your pictures and description!

  9. Patz Says...

    On May 19, 2008 at 8:26 am

    That’s nice Nobert. Keep it up!

  10. Lucy Lockett Says...

    On May 19, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Wonderful article, loved it!

  11. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On May 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    This was just great. I loved it.

  12. Anne Lyken-Garner Says...

    On May 20, 2008 at 6:08 am

    A totally fascinating and interesting piece. Well done

  13. Cynthia Jones Says...

    On May 26, 2008 at 8:08 am

    What amazing information. Love the pics. Well done. Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful talents with us. *S* Cynthia

  14. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On February 4, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Excellent info. Pics look gr8.

  15. Sapph Says...

    On March 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Old article, but just to note, Giant Tortoises aren’t sea creatures… They’re primarily land animals and should never be placed in the ocean/sea.

    Perhaps you’re thinking of the Leatherback Sea Turtle? It’s a very large turtle. Or perhaps Green Sea Turtles or Hawksbill Sea Turtles, typically depicted when someone thinks of sea turtles in general.

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