Strange Creatures of the Deep (Every Other Tuesday)

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. 

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  • 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.

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