Sea Creatures found in DK’s Ocean The Definitive Visual Guide
Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more sea creatures. Now, let’s go for a dive!
- Stinging Hydroid (Aglaophenia cupressina) Length: Up to 16 in Depths Found In: 10-100 ft in coral reefs
The Stinging Hydroid is a nasty little creature that’s found in coral reefs. As the name suggests, it packs quite a punch. It can disguise itself as a fern, and captures small planktonic animals. Humans who are stung will develop a week-long itchy rash.
- Eyelight Fish (Photoblepharon palpebratum) Length: 5 in Depths Found: 23-82 ft
The Eyelight Fish is a tiny sea creature with a large bioluminescent receptor. It is located under each eye, and emits a blue-green light. The light both startles predators, and helps this fish find food.