The Mid Atlantic Ridge is a mountainous region under the sea. This mountainous ridge is host to many creatures never seen before by humans, until recently. Over the past ten years as technology progressed and deep sea exploration grew, we have been discovering new species of sea creatures by the day.
The Jewel Squid
The jewel squid can be found 500 meters beneath the North Atlantic Sea, the pressure at this depth could crush a man and most materials found on land. Its truly remarkable that anything could survive at this depth and the jewel squid is one of them. What is distinctive between these squid and regular squid is that these Jewel Squids have abnormal eyes, one of their eyes are bigger than the other. The left eye is nearly three times the size of the right eye. These eyes are two different lenses the smaller eye is telescopic and the bigger one on the left is used for focus, this allows them to see in the blackened depths of the ocean.
As they swim they swim at a 45 degree angle with the big eye facing upwards and the smaller eye peering down into the depths. Their bodies are covered with little rings on their underside, these rings act as lights to disguise itself from below. They can adjust the lights to suit the dim light from the surface making the squid practically invisible, this acts as perfect camouflage for attacking prey from above.
The Glass Squid
The glass squid was given its name because you could see straight through its body, there are over 60 species of this squid and they all can change colour. Most of them have the bio-luminescent organs just like the Jewel Squid and they use them in the exact same way. The difference between these glass squid and the jewel squid are the transparent bodies and they do not have the abnormal eyes. The glass squid have light organs under their eyes to illuminate their vision in the dark waters. They can mimic any colour they see including black, this gives them the perfect advantage of stalking their prey. Depending on the specie of squid they can grow from anywhere between 10 centimeters to over 3 meters in length.