Info found in Novian’s book, The Deep
Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s take a dive!
- Periphylla periphylla (Helmet jelly) Size: Up to 1 m Depths found in: 0-7000 m These incredibly fascinating Jellyfish are in large supply in the fjords of Norway. The Helmet jelly is a vicious predator, and will try to devour all available resources around its environment.
- Pannychia moseleyi (Glowing sea cucumber) Size: 20 cm Depth: 212-2598 These strange sea cucumbers are usually found near the bottom of the sea. They’re extremely mobile, and can clear large areas in a short period of time. Their diet consists of deposited organic particles. When threatened, this sea cucumber’s body lights up, creating a blue-green bioluminescent spiral.