Deep sea is always representative of mystery. After all, 71 percent of the earth's surface is covered by ocean and underwater sea creatures are far more abundant in species and species than on land. More mythical underwater creatures get little-known to human beings. There are five list of mythical sea creatures you may not know. In terms of these deep underwater creatures with distinctive features, they must astound you a lot! Although you may see some list of mythical sea creatures, there is more than that when speaking of facts about deep sea exploration.
- Highly toxic jellyfish
Cubomedusae, also called as square jellyfish, or box jellyfish, is now known as the most highly evolved jellyfish. They can sense the presence of objects in the water through differences in the brightness of light. Box-shaped jellyfish have ten antennae, up to three meters long, and about 5,000 stinging cells that pierce the victim's skin and release venom. Box jellyfish appear in the water translucent state, it is so difficult to detect them. The most toxic jellyfish in the world is the Australian box jellyfish, a light blue, transparent jellyfish, shaped like a box with four distinct sides, which can kill people in three minutes. You can see what happens to deep sea animals.
Aplysia, also called sea slug, is not a rabbit, but a kind of snails, belonging to shallow sea life shellfish and is the sea rabbit marine gastropod general name, because of its two pairs of antennae protruding as rabbit's ear.
It is a special member of the crustacean mollusk family. Their shells have degenerated into inner shells. On the back, there is a transparent thin shell skin, which is generally white with a pearl luster.
The sea rabbit is a hermaphroditic creature, which is one of strange underwater creatures living on the bottom of the sea, naked and connected with some oosperm between the female and male reproductive foramen. The sea rabbit is distributed in the warm sea area of the world. The sea hare is the first animal found by scientists to produce plant pigment chlorophyll.
- Mola Mola
Mola fish is a large oceanic fish among large marine ecosystem with a maximum body length of 3. 0 ~ 5. 5 m and a weight of 1, 400 ~ 3, 500 kg. Swimming alone or in pairs, sometimes in groups of more than ten tails, they are often watched by people who go on sea fishing. How to prepare for a deep sea fishing trip? Just like fishing such large deep underwater creatures. Small individual fish are more active, often jump out of the water, but large individual fish with slow movement, often lie on the side of the water, or their dorsal fin are exposed to the water, or also can dive into more than 100 meters deep water. They feed on algae, molluscs, jellyfish, planktonic crustaceans and small fish. The number of eggs conceived is the highest in fish, up to 300 million eggs.
- Sucker fish
The sucker fish’s head is flat and there is a long oval sucker on the back. Oceanic fish species have poor swimming ability. They mainly rely on the suckers of their heads to adsorb on the ventral surface of large sharks or sea animals with strong swimming ability. Sometimes they are adsorbed on the bottom of the ship and taken to the seas of the world. Usually alone in shallow offshore waters, they also adsorb on hosts such as large fish or sea turtles, swimming around with the host.
When they reach the rich sea area, they leave the host and eat food. It then adsorbs to the new host and continues to migrate to another sea area. The host can vary greatly from whales, sharks, turtles, sunfish even small boats, to the object of boarding or with divers. They feed on leftover fish, ectoparasites, or self-capture of shallow invertebrates.
They swim slowly in dark water at night on the fins of the back and buttocks. When the sun rises, they hide in the shadows of corals and rocks. Of course, it can be called one of the mythical sea creatures. When taking a rest during the day, they will lower the head and keep completely stationary. Peers communicate through touch, smell, and secretion of chemicals. This kind of fish is solitary and likes to live alone. When in danger, the lionfish tries to open their long fins to make them look big and warn each other in bright colors. If the same bold fish were encountered, the lionfish would constantly stretch their fins, unfold and retract. Even if it happens to fall into the mouth of the predator, the predator will be hard to swallow because of the fins in body, and will be poisoned by a venomous stab.
Could there be undiscovered mythical deep sea species down in the sea? Of course, human beings just explore small areas underwater. A lot of mythical water creatures tend to hide where human beings cannot touch and see. Apart from some ten list of mythical water creatures, other bountiful list of mythical sea creatures just like these five uncommon deep sea creatures are still shown less to human beings. However, the more human beings know them, the more responsibility should be taken, especially. Why is marine conservation research so important? Because it is home to daily existence of human beings.