Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at some strange deep sea fish. I hope you guys are ready for some truly bizarre creatures. Now, grab a submersible, and let’s dive!
- Alien Much? Pram bug (Phronima sedentaria) (sci name found in Claire Nouvian’s book The Deep) The Pram bug is a very strange creature that can be found 200-1000m below the surface. (The Deep) It captures prey, and uses their remains as a shield. (The Deep) It also protects itself in the hollowed-out barrel of a salp. (The Deep) Although it’s only 2 centimeters in length, its appearance is enough to make John Carpenter proud!
- Feed Me! Predatory tunicate (Megalodicopia hians) The Predatory tunicate is a downright awesome creature of the deep sea. It can grow up to 20cm, and looks like Audrey II from The Little Shop Of Horrors. It has a very interesting way of catching prey, and is both a filterer and a predator. (The Deep) I find it very awesome that creatures like this adapt to their living conditions, and find very interesting ways of finding food.