Bizarre Sea Creatures Quiz
This creature hunts and devours prey more ike a snake than a fish.
- The frilled shark looks like an ancient beast because it hasn't evolved much since ancient times. This creature captures prey by bending and lunging like a snake. It's jaw is so flexible, the frilled shark can swallow prey whole.
This creature was discovered in 2010
- The Giant Isopod measures over 2.5 feet long. They are carnivores that mainly feast on dead creatures. It is believed by scientists that the giant isopod is so large in order to withstand the pressure deep within the ocean.
This creature can be found hiding in coral reefs.
- The Christmas Tree Worm was found on Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. This worm lives in a tube and the branches help the worm breathe and feed. When threatened, this creature withdraws its crowns.
This creature is, surprisingly, a predator.
- The Sea Angel is a predatory sea snail. This creature hunts the water, looking for other shelled snails to feast upon.
This tiny creature travels in cohesive packs
- The Marrus Orthocanna is a microscopic creature that has multiple tentacles and stomachs. One colony of the Marrus Orthocanna has the attributes of a single organism.
This startled fellow can be found in the Galapagos.
- The Red-lipped Batfish is also known as the Galapagos Batfish. The appendages at the side of its body are actually fins that the creature uses to stand on and look at its surroundings.
This creature fascinates prey and people with its glow.
- The Bioluminescent Octopus is one of the only octopus known to glow with its own light. The light allows this creature to trick prey into swimming right into its mouth. The Bioluminescent Octopus was found off the Gulf of Maine.
This creature has a strange hidden defense mechanism.
- The Flamingo Tongue Snail's color and pattern is actually its skin. Unless threatened, this creature's skin covers its shell. The Flamingo Tongue Snail was found off the Grand Cayman in the British West Indies.
This sea creature hides by blending into the plant life.
- The Leafy Seadragon is found off the coast of southern Australia. This creature uses its fins to help propel it, but also to help camouflage it with drifting seaweed.
This antarctic creature has a strange breeding pattern.
- The Pycnogonid Sea Spider is found in the Antartic. The male actually bears his own eggs.