Do you know how many creatures swim in the deep sea beneath your boat? There’s a good chance that you’ll be happy these critters live far away in the sea world. The deep sea hides so many creatures that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. The thing is that typical divers can only go 130 feet under the sea safely. However, as you see in the infographic, 1000s of feet below the surface are where the strangest of sea creatures survive.
Have you heard that Pacific hagfish tie their tails into a knot to increase bite force while eating prey? Or that, at around 3280 feet under the sea, tunicates live and can reproduce without a partner?
As you go further into the deep sea, it seems that things become stranger. For instance, the goblin shark can catapult forward to catch pray thanks to its elastic jaw ligaments. However, the giant isopod can survive years without food.
The characteristics and behavior of these exquisite sea creatures are still being researched, and we’re likely to have more interesting facts in the upcoming years.
The most bizarre creatures hide far below in the deep sea. Check out this fascinating infographic to find new species and facts about sea life. Once you’ve seen the craziest that the sea has to offer, then you can learn more about the ocean’s depths next.