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.
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.
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.
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.
The most abundant plants in the sea are the microscopic, single-celled phytoplankton which drifts on the surface of the water
One humpback whale eats about 5,000 herring to feel full.
A herring consumes about 6,000 to 7,000 small crustaceans.
Shrimps eat as much as 130,000 diatoms (planktons) compared to whale’s four billion diatoms.
They are the only lizards that live in the sea. They are found only in the Galapagos Island.
Giant tortoise can grow up to 5 ft. long and can live up to 200 years.
Squat lobsters are completely blind with no eyes in their eye sockets.
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