The sea is littered with creatures that may look strange to human eyes. But every once in a while, from the deep these make an appearance on strange dry ground. These are 10 examples of when these marine animals arrived (or were spied on) in 2020.
It is rare to see a giant squid (Archituthis Ducks), So people took notice when a washed out shelter in Cape Town, South Africa, on 7 June; These squid are very whimsical-looking – their eight arms and two tentales are covered with serrated sucker with powerful suction; He has the largest eyes in the animal kingdom (measuring 1 foot, or 30 centimeters, in diameter); And they can reach lengths of up to 60 feet (18 meters).
This special giant squid is now in South Africa’s Eziko Museum and its collection DNA Researchers can be helped to determine whether there are just one or several species of giant squid under the waves.
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7-armed octopus (where is the 8th arm?)
When a man spotted a “red globe” on an island’s rocky beach near Seattle, he took a few pictures, sparking a friendly debate about the creature’s identity. The blob was clearly a cephalopod (a group consisting of squid, octopus, cuttlefish, and nautilus), but which species was it?
Seven-Armed Octopus Gets Scientific Consent (Halifron atlanticus), A deep-water creature that does not normally swim in the cold coastal waters of Washington.
Despite its curious name, the octopus has more than seven weapons. In males, the eighth hand is used during intercourse, and the rest of the time it is moderately ticked in a sac near its right eye.
Read more: Bright ‘red globe’ washes ashore in Washington. It can be a 7-armed octopus.
9-armed octopus almost becomes dinner
After a seaweed a Japanese farmer trapped some octopus in a trap, he took them home to his mother to cook. But when she drops one in a boiling pot, she realizes that she has nine arms, so she takes it out.
How did this octopus get nine arms? Just as the lizard can sink the tail, the octopus can resubmit the weapon. However, the regeneration process sometimes flares up and the regrown arm gets an offshoot, or the ninth arm. Sometimes these shocks can occur repeatedly – an octopus reportedly ended up with 90 weapons, according to A. 1965 study.
The family donated the body of the nine-armed octopus to a local museum so that the public could see this unusual curiosity.
Read more: Rare 9-armed octopus found off Japan coast
Thousands of dead sea creatures, including octopus, fish and starfish, have washed up on the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka. Criminal? The occurrence of a large-scale poisoning. Even surfers were upset by this, saying that they felt a slight burning sensation in their eyes after going to the bay.
Local researchers said that 95% of the animals in Kamachakka’s Awacha Bay could be wiped out, a devastating event that would likely disrupt the food chain in that area.
Local and international scientists initially thought the dying stopped due to man-made pollution when it began in early October. However, it has since been discovered that toxic algae may be the cause of this ecological disaster, BBC reported.
Read more: Dead animals are washing ashore on a remote Russian peninsula. what’s going on?
Man finds giant spider pulling his pet goldfish from the pond https://t.co/DB5vQZckUc pic.twitter.com/XzIDZWovVk2 January 2020
A man learns that his domesticated goldfish, Cleo, was found by an unexpected eight-legged hunter: a spider at its end.
Cleo lived in a pond in the man’s house. Apparently, his killer did so – a nursery web spider, or a semiconductor erchid that could still walk on water, dive below the surface to escape predators and even “fish” several times. “Gives shape to its prey.
This nursery web spider used to pull Cleo Ashore, apparently for a fishery celebration. (We’re sorry, Cleo!)
Read more: A man caught a spider eating his pet goldfish and, well, it’s terrible
a Green turtle He had a very upset stomach caught in a trap off the coast of Argentina. how do we know? It removed loads of human waste, including nylon bags and pieces of hard plastic.
It is likely that the turtle incorrectly dumped this waste for its regular prey, such as jellyfish, seafarers and insects. Instead, the garbage it consumes takes place in its stomach, which probably makes it harder for turtles to eat the real food and get the nutrients they need to survive.
According to the Mundo Marino Foundation of Argentina, veterinarians gave the turtle a medicine, which worsened it and the turtle was recovered.
Read more: Green turtle rescued from all types of human waste from net fishing predators
Shark vs fencing
Scientists were thrown for a loop when a dead thresher shark washed off the coast of Libya with the “sword” of an ostrich embedded in its body. Swordfish are known to be aggressive towards animals they see as threats (including some whales, sea turtles and humans), but they have never been documented to attack thresher sharks before.
Researchers said that thresher sharks eat small fishes and they would not be at risk of swordplay.
Perhaps, the two were fighting over the prey, scientists said, although it is also possible that the stab was an accident.
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What do you get when you inadvertently cross a Russian sturgeon with an American studlefish?
An unusual love hybrid – everyone, says “hello” to Stirldalefish.
The researchers announced in the journal that this odd hybrid has about 100 Jean. Scientists have no plans to make more. Straddlefish came into existence when the team attempted to help the severely troubled Russian sturgeon (Ekpenner Gülenstadt), A popular caviar supplier, reproduces. Researchers thought the American paddlefish would accelerate the development of asexual eggs in sperm sturgeon, but (as you probably guess), it has not. Sturgeon’s eggs were associated with paddlefish sperm, and hybrids were born.
Read more: Scientists accidentally make ‘impossible’ hybrid fish
Puppy Shaped Sea “Bullet Insects”
Remember when you were a kid, look for bullet bugs (or potato worms or roly poles)? Can you imagine a large person, about the size of a puppy, deep in the ocean?
Like a bullet bug, this strange-looking animal is an isopod, and is the largest on record. Found and dubbed in Indonesia Bathinomus Raxsa (“Raksa” translates to “giant” in Indonesian), this isopod is about 13 inches (33 cm) long and is the first new giant isopod to be found in more than a decade.
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What does a party balloon look like, but remains under deep water? A new species of catenophore Duobrachium sparksai It is related to comb jelly.
The researchers first spied these strange, golf T-shaped creatures in an underwater canyon off the coast of Puerto Rico in 2015, but they did not publish the results until this year. every time D. Sparksai As Live Science reports, can we call it “sparkly”?
We hope Sparky is having a new year, and so do you!
Read more: Scientists say newfound sea blob is like ‘party balloon’
Originally published on Live Science.