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The SCARIEST Sea Creatures In The World
 
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The Anglerfish...Dragonfish or the Frilled Shark are the stuff of nighmares. These are the scariest sea creatures out there that will keep you up at night. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Anglerfish Most deep-sea creatures look strange. Some of them might look like vicious predators while others may seem harmless. And then there’s the anglerfish, number 6 on our list. These creatures have gigantic heads with enormous crescent-shaped mouths that reveal sharp, translucent teeth. Thin and flexible bones enable the anglerfish to stretch its stomach and its jaw to an enormous size and swallow prey almost twice as large as its own body. There are currently over 200 anglerfish species in the world and most of them live in the depths of the Atlantic and Antarctic oceans. Females have a distinctive piece of dorsal spine that protrudes above their mouths like a fishing pole. At the tip it has a lure of luminous flesh used to bait in prey. Monkfish As we approach the final spots on our list we stop to take a look at the monkfish, of the Lophius order, well known off the coasts of Europe. Like with many other fish on this list the head is perhaps the scariest thing about the monkfish. Its mouth extends around the circumference of the head and both jaws boast rows of long, pointed teeth. Along its body and around the head the monkfish has fringed appendages that look like seaweed and help with its camouflage. It can also change color to match its surroundings. These monstrous creatures can grow up to be almost 5 feet long. Their ventral and pectoral fins are so articulated that they basically allow them to ‘walk’ on the seabed. Black Swallower The number 4 spot is taken by the black swallower. This fish lives at an average depth of 9,000 feet below sea-level. At such depths food sources are pretty scarce so inhabitants really need to make it count when they find a potential meal. That’s not a problem for the black swallower as it can devour a fish almost twice its own length and ten times its body mass. It uses its hooked front teeth to lock onto prey which then makes its way into a specialized gut that can stretch until it hangs under the rest of the body. The stomach tissue is so stretched that it becomes transparent. As if the long curved teeth weren’t bad enough, here’s a fish that displays its victims as they are about to be digested. Frilled Shark At number 3 on our list we have the frilled shark, another fish that has been named a ‘living fossil’ because its primitive features. For a long time this creature has been compared to the mythical sea serpent. This is mainly because of its eel-like body, broad, flattened head and short, rounded snout. The fringed appearance of its six pairs of gill slits is where the creature’s common name comes from. The frilled shark has rarely been encountered alive. It has long jaws that are extremely flexible and allow it to swallow its prey whole. It is believed that this alien-looking creature hunts by bending its body and then lunging forward like a snake. The frilled shark has 25 rows of trident-shaped teeth that curve towards its mouth, acting like a trap for its prey. There have been situations where even scientists examining dead specimens have injured themselves on the frilled shark’s formidable teeth. Cookiecutter Shark The number 2 spot goes out to the cookiecutter shark, a fish that may be found in all of the world’s oceans in tropical and temperate-warm regions, particularly near islands. Don’t let its name fool you, as the cookiecutter shark has earned it due to one of the most unique attacking techniques on this list. Using its bandsaw-like set of lower teeth, a specialized pharynx and lips adapted for suction this fish gouges out round plugs of flesh out of larger animals. The distinctive cookie-cutter marks that it leaves behind have been found on many fishes and marine animals but also on undersea cables, submarines and, creepily enough, even human bodies. Even though it sounds scary, the cookiecutter shark rarely grows larger than 22 inches in length. It also has a cylindrical body, large eyes, a short, blunt snout and special organs capable of producing light, known as photophores. Stargazers Finally at number 1 we have the stargazers, a family of fish that were named after the placement of their eyes, which are on top of their heads. Stargazers have large heads and large mouths that face upwards. They are masters of camouflage and will often bury themselves in the sand and leap upwards on unsuspecting prey. These ambush predators have often been referred to as the ‘meanest thing in creation’. Aside from owning two large venomous spikes above their pectoral fins, they are among the few bony fishes to possess an electric organ. This means that during an attack they can venom as well as electric shocks.
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6 Deadliest Sea Snakes
 
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Evolving from Cobras, Sea Snakes have some of the most toxic and potent venom in the world, some can kill a thousand men in just a few drops. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Here are 6 of the Deadliest Sea Snakes: 6 - The Yellow Bellied Sea Snake The yellow bellied sea snake is one of the most widely distributed snakes in the world and has been spotted as far north as Russia and as far south as New Zealand. Although they tend to avoid cold water, a few have been spotted of the coast of California during drastic weather changes such as el nino. The yellow belly gets its name from its distinct yellow lower half of its body with a black or brown upper body. The snake does not have many predators and the bright yellow colors warn others that it’s highly venomous. They are fairly docile, but may strike a human if picked up or handled roughly. Their venom is highly toxic and causes muscle pain, stiffness, droopy eyelids, drowsiness, vomiting, paralysis and if not treated quickly, death. 5 - The Beaked Sea Snake The Beaked Sea Snake, also known as the hook-nosed sea snake or common sea snake, can be found lurking at the bottom of the murky waters in estuaries and river mouths of the eastern Indian ocean. They are commonly found in the coastal islands of India and have been spotted near the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and as far north as Vietnam, and as far south as Australia. The snake has a small head with a plump olive green upper body and bluish bands with a white belly. It gets its name from from having a distinct beak-like snout which is slightly curved downward.The beaked sea snake can dive as far as 100 meters below, and can remain underwater for up to hours and typically feeds on bottom feeders such as catfish. Their venom 8 times as potent as a cobra and one bite has enough toxicity to potentially kill 22 humans. Described to be “cantankerous and savage” by experts and is responsible for 90% of sea snake deaths. 4 - The Dubois' Seasnake The Dubois’ Seasnake, sometimes referred to as the Reef Shallows snake, can be found lurking in the coral reefs of Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. It’s color can range from salmon and beige to purple and brown with patterns of dark or cream colored bands and is typically just over 1 meter long. The snake can remain underwater for for up to two hours and is It’s diet consists of mostly small reef fish such as blennies, parrotfish, surgeonfish as well as moray eels. The Duboi’s Sea Snake is mildly tempered and will only strike a diver if threatened or mishandled. 3 - The Horned Sea Snake The Horned Sea Snake, also referred to as the Spiny-Headed Sea snake, is widely spread throughout the coast of Australia and Southeast Asia, but can also be found near in the waters of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. While most sea snakes prey on a variety of small fish, an adult Horned Sea Snake feeds mainly on gobbies, while the young feed on shrimp. The horned Sea snake is also known to be one of the most venomous sea snakes in the world, although there have been no recorded bites on humans. 2 - Banded Sea Krait The Banded Sea Krait can be found in the tropical Western Pacific Seas and the Indian Ocean. The snake gets its name from having distinct black uniform stripes that cover its blueish grey body. It averages 35 inches in length, with a large paddle shaped tail adapted for water.The Banded Sea Krait’s venom is among some of the most toxic on earth and is 10 times more potent than that of a rattlesnake. The snake is well adapted for hunting in shallow waters and coral reefs, which it uses to its advantage in catching prey, which mostly consists of eel and small fish. Although it usually hunts alone, Banded Sea Krait’s have also been known to cooperate together in large numbers as a hunting party. But unlike most other sea snakes, the Banded Sea Krait spends much of its time on land. It will often leave the sea to seek freshwater, digest food, rest, lay eggs, and shed its skin - all on land.Because the snake frequents land so much, human encounters are far more common than other sea snake. Fortunately, the snake is most always docile, even when provoked, and will very rarely bite a human. 1 - Belcher’s Sea Snake The Belcher’s Sea Snake, sometimes referred to as the Faint- Banded Sea Snake, is the most venomous snake in the world. It is said that the snake’s venom is over 100 times that of a cobra, and just a few milligrams is capable of killing over 1,000 humans. It can be found off the coasts of Northern Australia and Southeast Asia, and is commonly present in the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Gulf of Thailand. Fortunately for humans, the Belcher’s Sea Snake is quite docile and has even been said to actually be quite friendly. They will almost never bite humans unless heavily provoked, and even when they do, it is estimated that about 3/4ths of all bites on humans are dry bites.
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Top 5 Ugliest Fish
 
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Top 5 ugliest fish! Many ugly animals live in the water of the deep sea & are real beauties. These scary ocean creatures, like the blobfish, are rare. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR 5: The Lumpsucker/Henfish Found lurking at the bottom of the cool waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific ocean is the Lumpsucker. Although lumpsuckers are cute as babies, they tend to grow up to look something like this... Sometimes referred to as the Henfish, the Lumpsucker is typically 1-2 feet long with a asymmetrical, blob-like body with protruded eyes. And while most fish have a narrow frame, the Lumpsucker tends to be more spherical. They also have skin instead of scales along with a giant dorsal fin. Although the lumpsucker may not be a great swimmer, they have impressive endurance and can travel up to 60 miles. Their diet consists mostly of smaller fish, crustaceans, worms, and jellyfish. Fun fact: The male's stomach turns red during mating and the eggs of the female (aka roe) are a popular alternative to caviar. 4: Snailfish Snailfish, sometimes referred to as Sea Snails, pretty much look like giant tadpoles. They have a large head with small eyes and an elongated body, which resembles an eel. Like the Lumpsucker, this fish also has skin instead of scales. Surprisingly little is known about the snailfish. There are over 410 different species each being different from the rest. Some live in shallow water, while others live in the deepest parts of the ocean. Some are 2 inches long, while others are 30 inches long. Some live in warm water, others live in cold. Some are smooth, some are prickly. Some have a strict diet, others eat anything they can. You get the idea…But all of them are but pretty ugly and they don’t taste great either, fisherman consider them pests. 3: The Goblin Shark The Goblin Shark is real and it certainly lives up to it’s name. The image you are seeing is not photoshopped, the shark actually does look like the offspring of a goblin and a shark. It has a long protruded snout which contains over 50 creepy nail-like teeth and a jaw that extends outward when biting. The skin is an unappealing pinkish white, almost as if it was never fully developed. No only does the goblin shark look and sound creepy, but it acts creepy too! It’s a deep sea bottom dweller, meaning it is found in the deepest and darkest parts of the ocean, 4200 feet below, in pitch black. It’s also considered a “slow moving species”, which it basically means that it’s constantly lurking. Like other sharks, it senses its prey using Electro sensitive organs and uses its extending jaw to snap out for a quick capture. This shark is unlike any other shark, it is a unique species with a lineage dating back 125 million years ago and it’s not related to the ones on earth today. Overall very little is known about goblin shark, mostly because it’s a deep sea creature and humans rarely come in contact with them. But we don’t even know how they mate, a pregnant goblin shark has never been discovered…for all we know it spawns! 2: The Gulper Eel Number 2 on our list is the gulper eel, aka pelican eel. The fish is technically not an eel, but it’s about the closet thing that it resembles. It can be found at depths over 9000 feet below sea level or almost 2 miles deep. Even for the deep sea, this is one of the oddest creatures that has ever been discovered. The fish is dark black in color and can grow up to 31 inches long, but the most notable feature of the Gulper Eel is it’s unusually large mouth which acts as a net to capture prey. The fish also has a stomach capable of stretching which allows for it to consume prey larger than itself. The Gulper Eel is known to not be a very good swimmer, but a small luminous organ at the end of it’s tail acts as a light to help lure and capture prey. Not much is known about this strange creature due to the depths of it’s habitat, but we’re pretty confident that it looks weird. 1: The Blobfish And finally, number 1 on our list: the Blobfish. You’ve likely seen random photos online of this atrocity and may have dismissed them as being photoshopped, but the photos are real and the blob fish actually does look like this, but here’s the catch: it only looks like this out of water. The truth is, we don’t actually know what blobfish looks like in it’s natural environment because the fish is extremely rare and lives at depths over 4000 feet below. And water pressure at this depth is about 100 times stronger than that on land. Because the fish has no skeletal structure, not even teeth, the blobfish becomes heavily, perhaps even morbidly, disfigured when brought to land. Although we’re not certain what the Blobfish actually looks like in the deep sea, it’s likely safe to assume from the pictures that it’s probably still pretty ugly.
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Top 5 Deadliest Sharks
 
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These are the most dangerous creatures that glide below the surface. From the great white to the tiger shark, these marine animals are dangerous predators of the ocean. Gliding just below the surface, these ancient apex predators can transform a nice summer day into mayhem in a matter of seconds. Here are the 5 most dangerous sharks: 5 - The Bull Shark There are more than 375 shark species. Bull Sharks grow 2 to 3 1/2 meters long & clock in at 90 to over 230 kilograms in weight. They are known for their tendency to head-butt victims before moving in to attack. What makes them particularity alarming is their proximity to humans. Unlike other sharks, they live in warm water near coasts worldwide, making a human encounter with a Bull Shark far more likely than with many other species. Think you’re safe outside the sea? Think again. Bull Sharks can, & do infiltrate freshwater rivers! Their physical makeup, especially highly developed kidneys, grant them access to rivers & lakes up to a thousand miles inland. They’ll snack on almost anything, including dolphins, various fish & other sharks. You that right. The Bull Shark is a cannibal. 4 - The Oceanic Whitetip These audacious open-water opportunists are unwelcome first-responders to any nautical disaster. The USS Indianapolis is one of the best-documented cases. Up to 800 sailors perished in the incident. But don’t let their smaller size fool you. Their jaws are exceptionally powerful & devastating. Oceanic Whitetips don’t limit their onslaught to unlucky seamen. They have been known to go after swimmers & divers with ruthless zeal. 3 - The Shortfin Mako Number Three on our list is the Shortfin Mako also known as the blue pointer. They are 4m of fast-moving fish & their lightning speed has earned them a place on this list. Shortfin Mako aren’t especially problematic for humans while in the water, but for fisherman it’s a different story. The shark’s speed causes intense momentum, giving it the ability to hurl out of the water, sometimes landing unexpectedly onto fishing boats. They are the fastest shark recorded, reaching speeds of 32 km an hour, which enables them to jump as high as 6m out of the water. Shortfin Mako sharks have a tendency to fling themselves right out of their natural habitat into ours, like a real life Sharknado. The ensuing damage can be devastating to vessels & fatal to fisherman. They may pose little threat to swimmers, but be beware if your boat is bobbing above them. 2 - The Tiger Shark Jaws might haunt your nightmares as the ultimate villain of the seas, but you’d be forgetting about his little, equally vicious, brother. Australia & Hawaii suffer the brunt of these vicious beasts that glide through their waters. It is as aggressive as it is common, The Tiger Shark, also known as the “garbage can of the sea” for it’s less than picky appetite. It will eat anything, including people, so an unlucky encounter with a Tiger Shark could be your last. Their jaws are designed to pulverize even the hardest shells of sea turtles, making them no match for humans. 1 – Great White Are you hearing the theme music yet? If so, you already know... Number one on our list is none other than The Great White. Great White Sharks have a reputation as oceanic demons, rising from the depths to snatch & butcher unsuspecting swimmers. Great whites can identify a single drop of blood in 100Ls of water, which makes you think twice about jumping into the sea with a skinned knee! Are they the bloodthirsty maniacs that Hollywood has painted them to be? They are certainly terrifying & can, & do, inflict gruesome damage, but the more we learn about Great Whites. Just be careful if you’re floating above them with your surfboard!
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7 of the Smartest Sea Creatures
 
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7 of the Smartest Sea Creatures! There are a lot intelligent animals in the ocean. But here are the most genius ones, like the dolphin or octopus. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR 7: Whales Sperm whales, which are the largest of the toothed-whale species, have the largest brains in the animal kingdom, weighing, on average, 17 pounds. Although the mere size of the brain is not necessarily an indication of intelligence, scientists have discovered that sperm whales, such as the humpback whale or beluga whales, have spindle cells in their brains. These cells are only found in species believed to have higher intelligence, such as elephants, great apes, & humans. Scientist also believe that whale songs might be part of a more complex communication system that has yet to be fully understood. 6: Sea Otter The sea otter is a marine mammal & is the heaviest member of the weasel family. Unlike other sea mammals, their main form of insulation is a coat of fur that is very thick &the densest in the animal kingdom. Even though it is able to walk on land, the sea otter spends the vast majority of its time in the sea. In fact it is believed that these animals can live their entire lives without ever leaving the water. A significant example of a sea otter’s intelligence is it’s ability to use tools. A sea otter will often use rocks as hammers to break apart shellfish for food. Otter pups raised in captivity exhibit a rudimentary inclination towards tools use, without ever having received training. 5: Orcas Orcas, are toothed whales & the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. In some instances they have been known to attack other adult whales. They are apex predators meaning that no other creature preys upon them. The orca has the second-heaviest brain among all marine animals & has frequently been described as intelligent. People that have interacted with these animals have constantly offered examples of their playfulness, curiosity & problem solving abilities. According to the fishermen, they figured out the decoys in less than an hour, & solved the problem by splitting into groups. 4: Cuttlefish Like octopuses or squids, cuttlefish are capable of releasing ink from an ink sac whenever they are threatened by predators. They are also characterized by a unique internal shell called the cuttlebone which is used for buoyancy. Historically, jewelers have used the cuttlebone to make casts for various pieces. Their brain-to-body ratio is among the largest from all invertebrates. Cuttlefish are capable of communicating visually in a very fast & diverse manner. The common cuttlefish is capable of displaying 34 chromatic, eight postural, six locomotor & six textural elements which constitute a form of visual language. They are also referred to as the ‘chameleons of the sea’. 3: The California Sea Lion California Sea Lions communicate through a series of vocalizations known as barks. Mothers communicate with their pups through contact calls. These sea lions are particularly intelligent, so much that they may be trained to perform certain tasks. If accustomed to human presence, they display almost no fear & that is why they are a common choice for public display in circuses, zoos, & oceanariums. The United States Navy has even trained these animals to perform particular military operations. A sea lion named ‘Ronan’ was recorded moving it’s head in synchronization to musical rhythms. Another sea lion named ‘Rio’ showed evidence of great memory. 2: Octopuses Octopus are believed to be the most intelligent & behaviorally diverse invertebrate. Marine wildlife experts have identified over 300 species of them, which accounts for more than one-third of the total number of cephalopod species. Octopuses do not have internal or external skeletons, thus allowing them to squeeze through tight spaces. When threatened by predators they defend themselves by hiding, jetting quickly through the water, using camouflage, and/or through the expulsion of ink. Octopus species can be trained to distinguish between various patterns & shapes. Some researchers have claimed that they practice observational learning. 1: Bottlenose Dolphins The Bottlenose dolphin is the most common & well-known member of the Delphinidae family. They are also considered to be among the most intelligent animals in the world. They communicate through whistles, burst pulse sounds & body language. Body language communication movements include slapping the tail on the surface, butting heads, snapping jaws & leaping out of the water. These dolphins have the second-largest brain to body mass ratio, surpassed only by humans. The investigated cognitive abilities include mental representations, sensory skills & concept formation.
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16 Lost Underwater Treasure You Didn't Know Existed
 
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Many ships filled lost treasure, gold and jewelry were lost at sea. Some of this lost underwater treasure is still there today, so get your diving equipment and start the hunt. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR At number 16, we start with a shipwreck that didn’t even require scuba gear to reach. In 1533, The Portuguese ship Bom Jesus vanished off the Namibian coast without a trace. In 2008 the remains of the ship were found, buried in the sand, shipwrecked by a violent storm. Nicknamed “The Diamond Shipwreck” because, well, there’s a diamond mine close by, it is the oldest shipwreck ever discovered on the coast of Africa. Inside the Bom Jesus, 22 tons of copper were found, along with cannons, swords, elephant tusks and thousands of gold coins traced to King Joao [pronounced who-AH-oh] the 3rd. At 15, it’s the Hanneke Wrome. Discovered in south Finland near the island of Jussaro by archaeologists diving underwater, the ship had sunk in 1468 with all of its passengers and cargo. Almost 100 feet long, it is still well preserved and the woodwork still shows the craftsmanship of the Hanseatic builders. Along with other trading goods of the time, The Hanneke was also carrying 10,000 gold coins, which are now worth around $60 million. Next, we continue with The Belitung. Discovered off the coast of Indonesia in 1998, it was an arabian ship; the first to be discovered there actually. As a trading ship, it was filled with spice jars, funeral urns, silver boxes, bowls and crystals. It was carrying treasures such as jewels, rubies and sapphires, silver and gold cups, and flasks. Soon after its discovery, the wreck was purchased by the Singaporean Government and is now a tourist attraction. A really long time ago, between 1200 and 900 B.C., while the Babylon Empire was still a thing, a ship sank off the coast of Devon, England. It was discovered in 2010 by amateur archaeologists, along with over 300 artifacts like weapons, jewelry and copper and tin ingots. It’s not exactly filled with riches like the other ships on our list, but it’s a very important discovery nonetheless. It offers a glimpse into a very distant period in our history and proves that big trade networks existed during the Bronze Age between Europe and Britain. A hurricane brought down the S.S. Central American in 1857, at number 12 on our list, along with its cargo of 15 tons of gold. The shipwreck and the lost gold led to the “Panic of 1857”, the first worldwide economic crisis, that started in the US impacted by the loss of the ship. It was discovered in 1987 and 39 insurance companies made claims to the gold and other artifacts within. When the ship sank, the same insurance companies were forced to pay damages and were now trying to get their money back. After long battles in court, the team that discovered the gold was awarded 92 percent of the treasure. Different pieces of it went up for auction, with one record-breaking sale of one gold bar for $8 million. Next, we continue with a shipwreck of the coast of Greece. Discovered in the year 1900, it was the world's first major underwater archaeological expedition, with scientists from all over the world following it closely. The recovery process took over 70 years, with the last expedition being in 1976. The shipwreck contained the famous Antikythera mechanism, believed to be the world's oldest analog computer. Because of this famous artifact, many people tend to ignore the rest of the treasure, which includes coins and jewelry, glassware, pottery, statues and even couches and beds. The entire collection of artifacts is on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Greece. At number 10 we have The S.S. Republic. Discovered off the coast of Georgia, by Odyssey, a deep sea salvage and exploration company, the ship had been submerged for more than 200 years. Believed to have sunk during a hurricane in 1865, it went down with over 50,000 US silver and gold coins and nearly 14,000 other artifacts, that include thousands of glasses, bottles, and stoneware containers. Shortly after its discovery a lawsuit was filed laying claim to the wreck. A federal judge ruled in favor of Odyssey, and in 2004 the company was legally awarded ownership of the found wreckage. The San Jose was a Spanish galleon destroyed by the British around 300 years ago. Everyone onboard was killed and the ship sank near the coast of Colombia. The ship's cargo includes gems, jewelry, gold and silver, all estimated to be worth $1 billion. Under over 1000 feet of water, deep in the ports of Cartagena, its exact location is not disclosed by the Colombian government, to keep it safe from looters and treasure hunters. A couple of divers were exploring the harbor of Caesarea National Park in Israel when they found a gold coin. It was the first of many, as they would later discover, when the Israel Antiquities Authority returned with a whole team and recovered more than 2000 gold coins
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8 Fastest Swimming Sea Creatures
 
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See the world's 8 fastest swimming sea creatures & other fish at top speed such as the blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, sharks, dolphins, and whales. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Number 8: Yellowfin tuna The yellowfin tuna is a species of tuna that usually lives in tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide, and is generally found in deep offshore waters. It’s one of the larger species of tuna, reaching weights over 400 lb, but is smaller than the Pacific and Atlantic bluefin tunas, which can grow up 1000 lb. Number 7 The Pilot whale Pilot whales are closely related to dolphins, and they exhibit advanced intelligence and social skills. There are two species of pilot whales: shortfinned and long-finned. Although they are not distinguishable at sea, there are some differences between the two. Long-finned pilot whales prefer slightly cooler waters, and are divided into populations found in the Southern Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea. The short-finned pilot whales live in temperate and tropical waters, and they are found in the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Both feed primarily on squid, octopus, cuttlefish and other fish like Atlantic cod, Atlantic herring, and Atlantic mackerel. Number 6 The Mako Shark Mako sharks, also known as blue pointers or bonito sharks, may be found in waters all over the world. They are adapt to survive in cold water, but inhabit all temperate waters, with larger concentrations in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans — and also in the Mediterranean and Red Sea. Both short-fin and long-fin mako sharks are fast swimmers, but the short-fin mako shark is on record as the fastest-swimming shark, reaching up to 46 MPH 46 mph when executing bursts of speed. This occurs when they are hunting or when they feel threatened. Short-fin mako sharks measure an average 10 feet in length and weighs anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds. Number 5 Bonefish Bonefish usually live in tropical and subtropical shallow waters, and can be found throughout the Caribbean Sea, from Hawaii to Peru, to San Francisco Bay in the Pacific. They have an elongated body, with silver skin and dusky, yellow, pectoral fins. They can weigh up to 19 lb and grow up to 35 in long. Number 4 Barracuda Barracudas are snake-looking-like fish that live in saltwater, in tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide, ranging from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Red Sea and Caribbean Sea. They usually swim near the top of the water and near coral reefs and sea grasses. Number 3 Dolphinfish The dolphinfish, also known as mahi-mahi, is found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. It has a compressed body with a single long-based dorsal fin which extends from the head almost to the tail. Its skin is vividly colored with bright blues and greens and golden on the sides and back. The mahi-mahi is easy to recognize by its iridescent blue pectoral fins. Its name, mahi-mahi, comes from Hawaiian word mahi which means very strong. Specimens can reach up to 3.2 ft in length and weigh an average 29 lb. They have a lifespan of maximum five years, but they rarely exceed four. Mahi-mahi are among the fastest animal in the ocean, reaching up to 57.5 mph while swimming. Number 2 Swordfish The swordfish is recognizable by its long, sword-like bill, and its elongated body. It is usually found in tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, and usually swim near the surface of the water, to a depth of 1,800 ft. Swordfish usually reach an average 9.8 ft in length, with a reported maximum of 14.9 ft. Despite being a large fish and weighing up to 1,430 lb, members of this species may reach a swimming speed of up to 60 mph. They use their speed and agility in water in order to catch the prey and injure it with their bill, in order to make for an easier catch. They feed on other fish such as herring, silver hake, barracudas, rockfish, mackerel or lanternfish, but might also take crustaceans, squid or fish. Number 1 Blue marlin/Billfish The blue marlin is member of a group of predatory fish that live in all oceans, in temperate waters, and although there is a superficial resemblance to the swordfish, they are from different families. The species is also characterized by prominent spear-like snouts, or bills, as the name may suggest. Another distinctive feature is a long rigid dorsal fin, which can extend to form a crest. Some specimens are known for being longer than 13 ft and can weigh up to 1800 lb. However, the blue marlin is best known for being the fastest fish known to man. It can grow up to 7 ft in length and weigh approximately 260 pounds, with an average speed of about 68 miles per hour. Also known as Billfish, they usually swim in at the surface of the ocean, sticking to the top levels of the water.
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LARGEST Sea Creatures In The World
 
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What are the largest creatures in the sea? Prehistoric Giant Sharks to huge whales and vicious sea monsters, these are the largest sea creatures in the world. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 15. Lion’s Mane Jelly We start off with number 15...this scraggly looking creature looks like a floating hippie from the 1960s...can you say, Woodstock? This a Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. The diameter of the bell...that’s the top part can span to around 7 feet and tentacles close to 200 feet long. Can this be the largest sea creature ever discovered? 14. The Japanese spider crab Next, is a creepy spider-ish looking character call the Japanese spider crab. Sporting long spindly legs that can extend as far as 13 feet and weigh close to 50 pounds, this creature does like to eat other sea flesh...Maybe this sea creature is be the largest creature ever discovered? 13. Colossal Squid Coming in at number 13 is the Colossal Squid. This is the largest invertebrate in the world weighing around 11-hundred pounds and close to 50 feet in length. That’s longer than a school bus. The largest squid on the planet. 12. Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) This next creature looks like just a floating fish head without a body. The Mola Mola, otherwise known as the ocean sunfish, is the largest bony fish in the ocean. There are other larger fish such as sharks, but they’re made up of cartilage not bones. As a result, these guys are darn heavy, the biggest fish known to man. 11.Portuguese Man O War The Portuguese Man O War is often mistaken for a jellyfish, but it’s a very different creature. It’s really incorrect to refer to it as a singular fish because it’s actually a coming together of a group of organisms that depend on each other for their existence. The Portuguese part of the name is derived by the sail looking form it takes as it floats on the surface, looking like a Portuguese warship from the 18th century. The biggest jellyfish. 10. Cretoxyrhina The next big boy of the sea actually is not around anymore...this is Cretoxyrhina...a-k-a the Ginzu Shark. Its common name is a reference to the well known Ginzu knives that can slice and dice just about anything. Living around 82 to 100 million years ago, this predator’s incredibly razor-sharp teeth would hack away on prey much larger than itself into more bite-size pieces to eat and digest. The largest prehistoric shark. 9. Great White Shark This next guy is one you’re probably familiar with. Made famous by the Peter Benchley novel “Jaws” and the Steven Spielberg movie that followed, the Great White Shark is one of the most active predatory creatures in the sea. The largest shark in existence. 8. Shastasaurus The largest marine reptile ever found is the Shastasaurus...meaning Mt. Shasta Lizard. Dating to the late Triassic period some 210 million years ago, this beak-looking creature has been found to be as large as nearly 70 feet in length. The largest sea monster ever recorded. 7. Tylosaurus Number seven...Tylosaurus. This guy sported a long cylindrical snout that is thought to have been used as a kind of sledgehammer to stun prospective prey into a stupor for attack and consumption. 6. Whale Shark Back to the creatures still living on the planet, the Whale Shark is the largest fish in the ocean. Despite being called a shark this is a gentle giant of a creature. 5. Mosasaurus Technically not a dinosaur, but another of the prehistoric aquatic lizards is the Mosasaurus...meaning Meuse River Lizard, where the first fossil was found. This one is the biggest sea monster that ever existed. 4. Pliosaurus Funkei (aka Predator X) In 2009 scientists were beside themselves with excitement about what was called Predator X. This was a Goliath of a reptile that had an immense head with the bite four times more powerful than T-Rex. In 2015, and is the biggest and largest ever. 3. Fin Whale Returning to the still-living creatures, Number 3... there is no short-selling the size of the Fin Whale. It is the second largest animal on earth. At an average length of close to 90 feet long and weighing more than 77 tons, this whale is truly enormous. Biggest whale in the world. 2. Megalodon Then there is Megalodon...meaning “big tooth.” This prehistoric shark is the stuff that legends are made of. But the fossils and remains dug up over the years tell us this was not just a legend. This sea creature was real. Scientists say this vicious predator The megalodon is the largest shark in history. 1. Blue Whale It is the largest creature, land or sea known to ever live on the face of the earth. The adult Blues will grow to about 100 feet long and weigh around 200 tons. They do love their seafood...eating some 8 tons of shrimp-like krill a day. The Blue whale is the largest sea creature and the largest living creature on the planet.
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The MOST DANGEROUS Places To Swim In The World
 
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These are the most dangerous places to swim on the planet. Sharks, toxic waters and currents will take you to your watery grave... SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR When and where was the first modern swimming competition: 1986 Olympics, Athens 1830s, London 1912 Olympics, Stockholm 36 BC, Japan You’ll find the answer at the end of this list! 10 . Niagara Falls, Ontario/New York We couldn’t forget a ‘half’ American classic: the Niagara Falls at number 10. This turbulent yet gorgeous natural wonder is the home of three waterfalls; and although you’d be enjoying a nice float on the header pool (that’s the name for the body of water just before the actual fall!) 7. Nile River The Nile River is an ancient river, and was vastly important for the development of the early Egyptians since it helped make the ground fertile. This river, however, is a known crocodile hotspot. The slow, murky river helps the croc to disguise itself under water to wait patiently for its next prey. These ancient reptiles kill over 200 humans a year; and have no trouble chomping up bigger creatures such as small hippos. If the crocodiles don’t get you, then I hope you’re vaccinated as the river has been known to carry parasitic flatworms that invade your body and cause what’s known as ‘Snail Fever’ - a disease that invades your intestines and can lead to liver damage, kidney failure - and even death. 6. Lake Victoria, Africa Like the Nile, Snail Fever is also prevalent in Lake Victoria, a 209 mile long African Great Lake which sits between three countries: Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. However, Snail Fever can be treated given the right medical attention; the real danger in Lake Victoria is mother nature. The huge width and length of the lake, mixed with the constant humidity and low visibility often make it very difficult to navigate the lake with an average of 5000 deaths per year just due to poor navigation and the weather. The weather can change along the lake in an instant, with the humidity making it very easy for thunderstorms to develop - which then often break boats apart leaving their crew to drown in the deep water. 4. Lake Karachay, Russia Lake Karachay isn’t home to any vampire fish or hungry crocodiles - with the ‘WorldWatch institute’ calling Lake Karachay the ‘most polluted spot on earth’, any life here is just not likely. Nowadays, the Russian government have attempted to fill the lake with rocks and rubble in an attempt to block any radiation from escaping - but we’d still advise you to keep away! 3. The Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls – Zambia/Zimbabwe The Victoria Falls are the 7th natural wonder of the world, and number 3 on our list, and you can see why - however, the victoria falls have attracted the nickname of the Devil’s Pool due to the 305 foot drop from the very edge of the falls. Since it is a popular tourist destination, visitors can often be seen with tour guides at the edge too, swimming metres from the drop. The flow here is safe enough that you won’t be dragged in, but the guides who know the waters will make sure you don’t go too close - so don’t go alone. 2. The Boiling Lake, Dominica The boiling lake is known as a ‘flooded fumarole’, which means there is an opening near a volcano below the surface of the lake which releases extremely hot gases, sulfur, and hydrogen sulfide. Perhaps this gives a hint as to why the lake is named “The Boiling Lake”! The boiling lake is known to fluctuate in temperature, but usually rests on around 180 to 197 degrees fahrenheit, which is a temperature just under what you’d boil an egg in - however researchers estimate the centre of the lake to be much hotter. The depth of this huge body of water is estimated to be over 195 feet. 1. West End, Grand Bahama Island Although West End is not the most shark infested area in the world - the rate of death certainly is greater and that it is on the number one spot on our list. ‘Tiger Beach’ in West End, Grand Bahama Island is known to be a hotspot for Tiger Sharks, an aggressive shark which can grow up to 16 feet and is the second most dangerous shark in the world in relation to human attacks. However, the beaches here have also been seen to home hammerhead sharks, bull sharks and black tip sharks - which will hunt humans for food. However, money talks and the tourism from unprotected dives is a great source of income for the Island; so it doesn’t seem likely to stop any time soon. So? When and where was the first modern swimming competition? If you guessed 1830s London, you’re correct! By 1937, the National Swimming Society was holding regular swimming competitions in six artificial swimming pools, built around London. I hope you liked the video, don’t forget to subscribe and watch another one!
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WORST Invasive Parasites Found In Fish
 
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Take a look at some invasive parasites! From zombie fish to flesh eating parasites to tongue eating lice and holes in fish heads, these parasites are really dangerous! SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR` 4. Hexamita (hole in head) Just missing out on being in the top three is a parasite known as ‘hexamita’ which mainly causes the disease ‘Head and Lateral Line Erosion’ or simply ‘Hole in the head’. As hexamita starts its life inside the fish, it will reside in the intestinal tract and move throughout the host invading vital organs including the kidneys. In order to spread its spores, it needs to escape through lesions made in the head of the fish - which is then known as ‘Hole in the head’. Starting out with small indents in the head; the parasite causes initially mild conditions - including discolouration and those lesions I mentioned earlier. However, when left untreated, these small holes in the head grow larger and deeper - attracting bacteria and fungi to invade the exposed lesions and holes in the fish’s head that parasite spores escape from. It is these that cause death in the fish as the creature will eventually lose its appetite and succumb to the infection. 3. Roundworms (nematodes) Hitting in at number three is a special contender - it’s the ‘roundworm’, or more commonly known as a nematode. What makes it so special? Well, it’s simply because of how diverse they are! They can affect everything from fish, to insects, to mammals, and that includes humans like you and I. We call these types of organism ‘zoonotic’, as they can thrive in different species - similar to the fish tapeworms which came in at number 5! There are thousands of different species of roundworms, but they all work in a similar sort of way. They can cause anaemia which is a loss of red blood cells, they can hemorrhage fish and cause them to lose their balance when swimming. They also tend to fray the fish’s gills meaning that the host can’t take in the required oxygen to survive - often choking it to death or causing it to become slow and confused. They often hook into important body parts and sap energy and nutrients from them, including the liver and digestional tract. Even though these creatures are ‘zoonotic’, they might not always show the same symptoms from host to host. In humans, symptoms are usually less fatal and can cause us to have rashes, diarrhea, stomach pains and general malaise (that’s a feeling of unwellness). They are also known to cause us to lose our appetite and to lose weight. In 2012, a man from Brazil caught a zoonotic nematode after eating raw sashimi - two weeks later he was diagnosed with a parasite which caused his back to blister into red lesions. 2. Rhizocephala Rhizocephala are very similar to the shark infesting Anelasama; however, these barnacles serve as parasites to crabs. Female crabs have a ‘brood pouch’, where she keeps her eggs; this is mainly how the rhizocephala attacks its host. After being infected through a joint, the crab will have the parasite racing through its feeding tubes until they reach the brooding pouch. The rhizocephala then completely destroys the eggs inside the pouch, destroys the pouch itself and replaces it with itself; the crab is now infertile and is manipulated by the parasite to believe that it still has an egg pouch - meaning the female crab goes out of her way to protect the parasite. Well, that’s lucky for male crabs! Don’t be so sure… this parasite also attacks the brain of male crabs making them produce feminine hormones - causing the crab to believe it has an egg sack itself; and infecting it the same way… yikes! I wonder what can be worse than a parasite that tricks you into caring for it?... wait to you see what we have next... 1.Cymothoa exigua (tongue eating louse) Taking top place is the tongue eating louse, a completely destructive and terrifying parasite that has a very particular way of working. After entering the host through its gills, the louse will find the tongue of the fish. While attaching itself, it attempts to sever all the blood vessels in the tongue. The lack of blood coming to the tongue then causes necrosis (this is the scientific for dying tissue). The necrosis of the tongue kills all of the tissue making it fall off! With just a stub left, the louse attaches itself to the base of what was the fish’s tongue and replaces itself forever. Once the fish dies, the louse will detach itself from the tongue and then just reattach itself to the outside of the fish, gaining more nutrients there. What makes this worse is that this process takes a while, so many people have found fish with no tongues in their shopping! While the fish has the parasite attached, it can still use it as a real tongue with no real detriment to its health. A spooky parasite, this is the only known one in the animal kingdom to become a fully functioning organ when attached!
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Alien Sea Creatures You Won't Believe Exist
 
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These fish look like aliens, but are in fact creatures from the sea! The vampire squid, giant isopod or goblin shark look like space aliens, not fish! SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 10. Blobfish Starting our ranking of alien fish that should be in their own monster movie...number ten...the Blobfish. Looking like the ultimate couch potato with fins, there’s something really erie about this globby mound of fishy flesh. First discovered off the coast of New Zealand in 2003, its been unseen for so long because it typically lives in really deep waters...up to 39-hundred feet where the pressure is 60 to 120 times higher than sea level. This creature is all blob and no bite really. 9 Fangtooth Fish How about this fish to look intimidating and dangerous. Coming in as number nine in our list is the Fangtooth Fish. It is also a deep sea dweller...in some cases being found at depths of more than 16-thousand-feet. As the long teeth in this baby would tell you, this is a predatory fish that uses those long sharp teeth in sort of an “attack first and ask questions later” method for meal time. The teeth of the Fangtooth are the largest of any fish in proportion to its body size in the ocean. 8. Barreleye Fish Next is something called the Barreleye Fish...also known as a Spook Fish. This truly looks like something from a different planet. The most unusual feature of this fish is its transparent head...sort of like a glass canopy of a fighter jet so the pilot can see all around. When you look at the front of this creature you see an obvious mouth and what appears to be two eyes just above. Those are actually the equivalent of nostrils. 7. Giant Isopod Number seven is just one nasty looking sea creature, the Giant Isopod. These guys live in the cold deep waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and can range from three to almost twenty inches long. They look like a cross between a beetle and a common roach...but they are much larger. While much bigger, they are actually relative to what is typically called the pill bug 6. Stonefish Next is a fish that is a master of disguise...the Stone Fish. Possible the most dangerous fish in the sea for two reasons. First, this guy sits on the ocean bottom like a piece of the ocean floor. A expert at camouflage, this fish looks exactly like a rock or a piece of coral. The second reason it’s dangerous...its dorsal fin contains spines that inject a stout neurotoxin that is venomous and can be fatal to humans. 5 Archerfish: The next on our list of top Alien Sea Creatures is this little guy. Growing to about 6 inches long this is the Archerfish. You may think...this fish doesn’t look at all like an alien sea creature...in fact it looks pretty typical as far as fish go. But it’s not what this fish looks like as much as what it does. 4. Angler fish The Angler fish on the other hand is a fish that should have had a part in Rocky Horror Picture Show. This guy is one ugly, scary and alien looking fish. It’s not just because of the incredibly big mouth with those terrorizing teeth, but then he has this...this...appendage that is a quite unusual fleshy curved night light that hangs in front of its face to attract prey. 3. Vampire Squid: This floating mass of flesh is next up...the Vampire Squid. This guy is found in the very deep depths of temperate and tropical ocean waters. These creepy creatures are about a foot long on average and typically have a velvety black color to a light red shade to their exterior depending on where you find it and how much light is available. 2. Black Dragonfish: This sea creature is one wicked looking fish…if you want to call it a fish. Scientifically it is, but It looks a lot like the creatures in the movie “Alien.” This is really a creeper and what’s really weird is that the male and the female are so totally different, it’s like they’re not even the same species of fish. 1. Goblin Shark: And topping the list of truly Alien Sea Creatures is this one...look away if you must, but this is known as a Goblin Shark…a rare deep sea shark also known as an Elfin Shark. This hideous looking water dweller is thought to be a living fossil because it carries some very primitive traits that scientists say date back to 125 million years ago. Its long Pinocchio looking snout and small eyes give it a unique look that is magnified when it wants to feeds. Its jaw is what truly makes it goblin looking.
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13 Glowing ALIEN Fish From The Deep Sea
 
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From Fluorescent Viperfish and Bioluminescent Catsharks to Glowing Anglerfish and Genetically Modified Glofish. These are 13 Glowing Fish. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR 13 GloFish Let’s start off this video about fish that glow, with GloFish! They are a patented and trademarked brand of genetically engineered fluorescent fish. The first fluorescent zebrafish were created at the National University of Singapore in 1999, by scientists trying to make a fish that would detect pollution by glowing in toxic waters. They combined the zebrafish embryo with genes that encode fluorescent proteins from jellyfish and sea coral. Yorktown Technologies, a company from Austin, Texas, bought the worldwide marketing rights to the fluorescent fish and in 2003, introduced the GloFish in the United States. It is the first and only genetically engineered animal to be publicly available and can only be found in the US. 12 Stoplight Loosejaw At number 12, we have the first naturally glowing fish on our list, the Stoplight Loosejaw. A type of barbeled dragonfish, it lives in the mesopelagic areas of all oceans. The mesopelagic zone is between 200 and 1000 metres below the surface of the water. Sunrays usually stop well before the 1 kilometre mark so creatures living here need to adapt to the darkness. Like our loosejaw, who lurks below the waters looking for zooplankton, with its huge mouth wide open, while using bioluminescence to look for Copepods, its favourite food. It is called a Stoplight Loosejaw because it has two big photophores, one red and one green and they look like the colors on a traffic stoplight. Due to the way light travels and dissipates in deep water, the red photophore allows it to see prey without being detected. They are also called rat-trap fish because of the unusual open structure of their jaws. 8 Cookiecutter Shark Moving on to the Cookiecutter Shark, or the Cigar Shark, an oceanic fish that likes to swim at depth of over 3 kilometres below the water. The name "cookiecutter shark" refers to its feeding habit of gouging round plugs, as if cut out with a cookie cutter, out of larger animals. Marks made by cookiecutter sharks have been found on a wide variety of marine mammals and fishes, as well as on submarines, undersea cables, and even human bodies. But the Cookiecutter Shark also glows in the dark, one of the most glowing of all fish, it’s bioluminescence persists up to 3 hours after being out of water. The photophores are strategically places on its underside to disrupt the light coming from above, confusing predators and hiding it’s real silhouette. 7 Lanternfish This method of camouflaging yourself with light is also used by the the Lantern Fish. A species of small, deep water fish, it is one of the most widely distributed fish. It is estimated that 65% of the oceans biomass are Lanternfish, with 246 species discovered so far. Small fish, they are between 2 and 30 centimetres long, although most of them stay well under 15 centimetres. They are masters of disguise, using their bioluminescence and counterillumination to confuse predators and mask themselves on the bottoms of the oceans. Thy also have gas bladders that confuse other fish that use echolocation or sonars. 2 Viperfish Next we take a closer look at the Viperfish. They are between 30 and 60 centimetres long and live in tropical and temperate waters and swim at great depths, 1500 metres below sea level during the day and down to 4000 metres during the night. They have snake like bodies and long, needle like teeth, and they are really ugly. They are predatory fish and feed on almost anything they gets their teeth into. The Viperfish has 3 types of photophores on its body, used mainly to attract prey. They have microscopic spheres all over their dorsal side, large spheres with pigment, reflector and lens, and finally, large, bell shaped organs grouped together along the dorsal surface. Although it may look like the viperfish is covered in scales, it is in fact covered by a thick, transparent coating of an unknown substance. 1 Anglerfish And at number one, probably the most famous and bizzare glowing fish, the Anglerfish. There are many types of Anglerfish, all over the globe, living at a variety of depths. But what all Anglerfish species have in common are their huge mouths full of razor sharp teeth and the esca, a fleshy growth on their heads, that houses light producing bacteria, and acts like bait for their prey, luring them straight into the fishs mouth. Anglerfish are a delicacy. Some Anglerfish species are a source of food. In North America, Europe and East-Asia, Goosefish are widely used in cooking and is often compared to a lobster tail in taste and texture. In Asia, especially in Korea and Japan, the liver of the Monkfish is considered a delicacy.
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The LARGEST Ships In The World (2018 UPDATE)
 
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These are the largest ships in the world. From military vessels to cruise ships and tankers! They're REALLY REALLY LARGE ships! SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR The Titanic is possibly the most famous ship ever built and though during its time it was at a record size, today it doesn’t even make the list of the top ten biggest ships ever built. Though many of the ships on this list will soon be dwarfed by much larger ones in the near future, these ships are among the largest in both weight and size to ever grace the majestic seas to date. 5. The Esso Atlantic Class Supertankers Holding down the fifth position on this list is the Esso Atlantic Class Supertankers, which was a fleet of three ships that were decommissioned in 1990. The first of the three became operational in the year 1977. The first Esso Atlantic comes in at a deadweight tonnage of 516,731, and during its time was the largest ship ever built in Japan. Throughout its lifespan, the first Esso Atlantic was primarily used for services between the Middle East and Europe. Along with its magnificent size, the first Esso Atlantic boasted an impressive dimension with a length of approximately 1,384 feet. 4. Batillus At number four is a ship often referred to as a super tanker, and was constructed and officially launched in the year 1976. The Batillus was the first vessel of what became the homonymous Batillus class of supertankers. Shortly after its construction and commission, the Batillus was joined by her sister ships known as Bellamya, Pierre Guillaumat, and Prairial. At the time of the Batillus construction, the largest ship known to man was the Seawise Giant, and the Batillus quickly became the second largest ship in the world with a deadweight tonnage of 553,662. 3. Pierre Guillaumat The Pierre Guillaumat is one of the ships on this list that will quite possibly still have a position on this list for the next century or two. Today this ship holds the record of being the third largest ship to have ever have been constructed in history. The Pierre has been out of commission and even scrapped for several decades now, but when it was operational the Pierre Guillaumat weighed approximately 555,000 tons and had a length of 1,360 feet. The Pierre Guillaumat was constructed in the year 1977 by Chantiers de I’Atlantique and was named after a French politician who was also the founder of Elf Aquitaine Oil Industries. The Pierre Guillaumat had a magnificent 6 year tour on the deep blue before it was eventually disposed of as scrap metal. 2. Prelude FLNG Sitting comfortably in the second position is the Prelude, though the Prelude is not the largest ship ever constructed it is still one of the largest ships in the world currently; the Prelude definitely deserves a position on this list. It stands at a startling 1,601 feet in length and at 234 feet in width and this is the largest ship in terms of length ever constructed. The Prelude is often described as longer than the Empire State Building. The Prelude takes the number two position due to the fact that weight takes precedence in this list and the Prelude weighs close to 600,000 tons, which is extremely close to the size of the first largest ship on this list; though not surpassing it. 1. Seawise Giant The ship that takes first place is a ship so massive that it had not one, not two, but five different names associated with it. The Seawise Giant, also known as Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Mont, and Knock Nevis was the largest ship ever built in its time and the Seawise Giant is still the largest ship in the record books. During its years of operation, it stood at a magnificent weight of 657,019 tons and encompassed a length of 81 feet. The Seawise Giant took its first voyage in the year 1979, at which time it was the property of Sumitomo Heavy Industries and operated under the name Seawise Giant. The Seawise Giant, unfortunately, got damaged during the Iran-Iraq war and was considered completely lost until it was bought, salvaged, and repaired by Norman International; this was when the Seawise Giant underwent its first name change from the Seawise Giant to Happy Giant. The now Happy Giant was sold to one Jorgen Jahre in the year 1991 where it underwent its second name change from Happy Giant to Jahre Viking. The now Jahre Viking stayed under the ownership of Jorgen Jahre for over a decade until 2004. In 2004 the ship was bought by First Olsen Tankers, where it underwent its fourth name change from Jahre Viking to Knock Nevis. The Seawise Giant saw its fifth and final name change from Knock Nevis to Mont in 2010 when it was purchased by Amber Development. In January of that same year, the Seawise Giant made its final voyage which was to India where the ship was scrapped.
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8 Best Camouflaged Sea Creatures
 
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Octopus, Cuttlefish, and other sea creatures use camouflage and mimicry to hide from predators and capture prey. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Number 8 Crocodilefish The crocodilefish, also known as the Giant flathead, is a fish of medium size that can grow up to 20 inches long with an average recorded size of 14 inches. It may be found in the western Pacific Ocean, in the coastal waters of the Philippines, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Palau. Crocodilefish have elongated bodies with particularly flat heads that almost resemble duck bills. They dwell at the bottom of shallow waters, often camouflaging themselves on semi-exposed or sheltered reefs. The intensity of the coloration that adults have on their bodies varies in accordance to their surroundings. Crocodilefish are ambush predators that take advantage of their camouflage to capture their pray which mostly consist of crustaceans and smaller fish. Number 7 Penguins Penguins use a camouflage technique known as countershading, which is one of the most common forms of marine camouflage. While they are in the water, their black and white patterns help hide them from both predators and prey. The darker top half of the animal blends with the dark waters below and the lighter half blends in with the waters above. The high contrast on the penguin’s body makes it one of the best known examples of animals that use the countershading technique. Number 6 Leafy Sea Dragon The Leafy Sea Dragon may be found along the western and southern coasts of Australia. Its body is covered in long leaf-like protrusions, a feature that gives this marine fish the ‘leafy’ part of its name. The ‘dragon’ component of its name is derived from the resemblance it bears to the mythical creature. The leafy sea dragon’s appearance offers an excellent form of camouflage due to the lobes of skin that grow on its body. These characteristics give it the appearance of seaweed. Number 5 Decorator Crab Decorator crabs are known for using materials from their environments in order to hide from predators. They can also ward off predators by attaching noxious organisms to their body. These organisms display various warning signs of their toxicity, such as bright colors, in order to discourage potential predatory attacks, a concept known as aposematism. Number 4 Deep-sea hatchetfish Deep-sea hatchetfish, also known as marine hatchetfish, are found in the temperate, subtropical and tropical waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. They range in size with smaller species averaging 1.1 inches long to the Giant hatchetfish, which averages 4.5 inches long. Much like its name would indicate, this creature is found in deeper parts of the ocean, at depths ranging from 160 to 4,900 feet below. Number 3 Big Blue Octopus The big blue octopus is found both in the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the reefs and shallow water of regions that range from the eastern coast of Africa to Hawaii. It is a predator with a diet consisting mainly of mollusks, shrimp, fish and crabs. Number 2 Mimic Octopus The Mimic Octopus can use its highly flexible body to impersonating other sea creatures. It can also change its texture and color to blend into the environment. It uses pigment sacs known as chromatophores to blend in with nearby coral or algae-encrusted rocks. The mimic octopus is the only known marine animal that is able to take shape of such a wide variety of objects and animals. It uses this shape-shifting ability to capture prey as well as evade or intimidate predators. It may choose to mimic a crab as an apparent mate only to then devour potential suitors. Unlike most octopus, which tend to use coral reefs as shelter, the mimic octopus also prefers river mouths and estuaries. The exact number of species it can mimic is not known, but most of them are poisonous. Lionfish, sea snakes, flatfish, and jellyfish are among the most common animals that this octopus imitates. Depending on the creatures it encounters, the mimic octopus will also decide which mimicry behavior is best suited for each situation. Number 1 Cuttlefish Cuttlefish, are often referred to as chameleons of the sea’ for their ability of blending into their surroundings by quickly changing their colors. This creature’s skin has three optical components, which are arranged vertically, that enable it to reflect or absorb light. In response to visual information, cuttlefish use the neutrally-controlled chromatophore to change the pattern or the color of their skin. Researchers have discovered that these cells contain luminescent protein nanostructures that give the cuttlefish its ability to quickly make elaborate changes in pigmentation.
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12 Most POISONOUS Fish In The World
 
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The Puffer Fish or the Box Jellyfish are among the most poisonous fish in the world. Let's take a look and see how to stay safe! SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 10. Stingray At number 10, we have the stingray which, just like its name, is notoriously known for stinging its potential harmers. The Stingray has stingers in its tail that have poisonous glands on their underside that can cause swelling with pain and bacterial infection on human victims. These stingers can grow to a maximum length of 35 cm only, but are dangerous enough for divers and bathers in areas where they breed. This fish type is however not known for any fatalities. It feeds on crustaceans and other small fish and mainly settles at the sea bottom when feeding. Stingrays are mostly found in tropical and subtropical coasts and are not known to attack humans unless provoked 9. Weever Fish After the stingray, the Weever fish follows at 37cm as number 9 in our list. Well, pretty small this one, you may say, but the weever is one of the most poisonous fish you’ll probably come across if you are not lucky and its effects on your body won’t be pleasing. This type of fish is mainly found in the Mediterranean, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Atlantic coasts of some European countries. It mostly attacks by biting the feet or hands of human victims when bathing in shallow waters. Their bites are characterized by itching and swelling, and these are just but the most pronounced of all the symptoms caused by these fish. Other symptoms include lightheadedness and tremors. 8. Clown Fish Moving on to number 8 we have the clownfish which is basically a small fish that can grow up to about 15-16 cm in length. They are mainly found warm places like in the Indian Ocean and are omnivores in nature. This genre of fish feeds on zooplanktons mainly and can survive in the most poisonous and toxic of environments. Getting to their environment presents one with a 7. Scorpion Fish The scorpion fish is not an exemption and comes at number 7 in our countdown with so much to contribute in this list. First of all, this fish contains spines that are covered in mucus toxins that inflict a lot of pain to human victims who are unlucky enough to have an encounter with them and to certain animals This type of fish is known for its tactical hunting techniques where it first blends with the environment then pounces on the unsuspecting prey so fast, swallowing it whole. It mainly hunts at night and is known to feed on small fish and crustaceans in the reefs. 6. Giant Moray The Giant Moray is a type of eel that can grow up to 3 meters in size and weigh up to 30 kg in weight, and hence its name. Coming at number 6, the Giant Moray is a very poisonous fish if consumed and can cause serious illness to the victim or sometimes even . 5. Yellow Boxfish The yellow boxfish comes at number five and is of course a force to be reckoned with under the waters. Its suggestive name indeed shows that it has a box-shape and a bright yellow color, but during its glory days. This color fades with age and an old boxfish can be blue-greyish, all the bright yellow having vanished almost entirely. 4. Lionfish At number four is the deadly lionfish, mostly found in the Indian and west pacific waters and is definitely one of the top four most poisonous fish in the world. The lionfish weighs about 0.025-1.3 kg and its length varies from 5 cm-45 cm. These species, just like the clownfish are known to be very attractive and mostly lure their prey, like the clownfish, to their snares and get food. 3. Puffer Fish Mainly found in the warm waters of the tropics, the puffer fish is undisputedly a top three as one of the world’s most poisonous fish. This fish can grow up to 90 - 100 cm in length and inflates with air and water when provoked. Despite their highly toxic nature, the puffer fish are also eaten in some parts of Japan China and Korea where chefs eliminate the poisonous parts serving the rest of the fish as a delicacy! 2. Stonefish It is indeed one of the most dangerous fish you will in encounter in the Indo-pacific. Coming at number two, the stone fish is known to sting swimmers who sometimes step on them obliviously, as this type tends to camouflage with the environment and look just like a normal stone in the sea. These species can grow to a length of 30-40 cm and weigh up to 2 kgs. They are very fast in attacking their prey and use their camouflaging skills in launching the attacks to their unaware targets. 1. Box Jellyfish And finally, at the very top of our list, comes this sea monster, the box jellyfish, which is not a threat because of its size really, but its highly poisonous nature. It is undisputedly the most poisonous fish in the water.
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Top 10 Scary Sea Creatures
 
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Are you scared of swimming? Of scary sharks? Or seal? Which is the scariest? These are the top 10 scary sea creatures that will haunt your dreams... SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 10 OF THE SCARIEST MAN EATERS IN THE SEA For deep sea divers and swimmers, getting under water may mean a career, a profession or simply a hobby that one enjoys in a hot summer afternoon. Yet for whatever reasons, precaution is paramount as this may present to you an encounter with one of the most dangerous creatures in the waters and chances are they might cost your life! 10. Asian Carp The Asian carps have been known to jump out of water most times to heights of 2.5-3 meters as they get easily frightened by boats. This leaves injuries on fishermen and inflicts wounds and cuts on them, sometimes even causing concussions. Kicking off our list, the Asian carp is an unprecedented attacker and one whose precaution might be difficult to take. 9. California Sea Lion Coming at number 9, we have this mammoth sea creature as one of the most dangerous man eaters in the world, having more reported attacks than sharks! They can move at very high speeds of up to 10.8km/h, which helps them in catching their prey with ease. 8. The Barracuda Coming at number 8, the Barracuda is a saltwater fish known for its scary appearance and aggressive behavior. It is dark grey in color, but the colors can vary from white to blue or dark green on its upper body depending on the different species, while its sides are silver and its belly white. It has a snake-like shape with razor sharp teeth of different sizes stuck in their strong jaws that help it capture and eat its prey. 7. Hound fish At number 7, the Hound fish are predators whose experience with humans might not be the best. These species have dark blue backs and silver white sides and can grow to a maximum length of about 150 cm in length and weigh up to 6.35kgs. These species are considered a threat to fishermen due to their body size and strong beaks. 6. Leopard Seals Pushing our list to number 6, the leopard seal is undisputedly a force to be reckoned with under water. Just like any other seal, the Leopard seal is one of the largest creatures in the sea which can weigh up to 600 kilograms and grow to a range of 2.4-3.5m. It has razor sharp teeth and 2.5 cm canines that help it attack and devour its prey with a lot of ease. Humans do not come as an exemption in this list, and many a case have been reported of the giant monster launching attacks on them. 5. Piranha Coming at number 5, the piranhas do not raise eyebrows being on this list. These small fish are known to attack swimmers and divers especially when in schools, and ambush when stressed, mostly due to food scarcity or low waters during the dry season. Although the piranhas are relatively small in size in contrast to other creatures in this list, they have very strong jaw muscles and serrated teeth that help them devour flesh off their prey within seconds. 4. Saltwater Crocodile The largest reptile in the world does not come as a surprise to us and is indeed one of the most dangerous sea creatures in the world. Coming at number 4, the marine crocodile, as it is otherwise known comes second after the Nile crocodile which leads the pack with the highest record of fatalities ever recorded. In Australia alone, 106 deaths have been associated with this sea monster from 1971-2003. 3. The Great White Shark This mammoth killer shark is definitely among the top 3 attackers of humans under water, and it’s a formidable predator that devours and kills, nothing less of that. Just like its name suggests, this species can grow up to 6.1 meters in length for the females and weigh up to 1905 kg when fully grown! 2. The Nile crocodile These African predators are notoriously one of the creatures with highest kill count on humans in history. Coming at number 2, the Nile crocodiles are probably the most dangerous water predators living close to high human populations, and also leading in fatal attacks on both children and adults. 1. Killer Whales The killer whales or the orcas as they are otherwise known, summarize our list of the top ten man-eaters in the world. Being at the apex of marine food chain, no animal in the sea preys on them. Surprisingly, the killer whales are a member of the oceanic dolphin family and are famous for attacking sharks and other large mammals in the sea.
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9 of the Longest Living Sea Creatures
 
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9 of the Longest Living Sea Creatures! These are the oldest animals who survived in the ocean, rare species discovered in the world. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR 9: Rougheye Rockfish The rougheye rockfish got its name because of the ten spines found on the lower rim of its eye. It is also known as the blackthroat rockfish or the blacktip rockfish, & it is difficult to distinguish from its close cousin, the (short raker) Shortraker rockfish. It can reach a maximum size of 37 inches long & weighs up to 14 pounds. The species can be found at depths between 550 & 2,100 feet. The rougheye rockfish is especially known for having an extremely long lifespan, as it can live as long as 205 years. 8: Bowhead whale The Bowhead whale is known for having the largest mouth of any animal. The species can weigh from 75 to over 100 tons & can grow up to 60 feet long. The bowhead whale has been known to have an impressive life span of over 200 years. The oldest specimen found was caught in May 2007 off the Alaskan coast with the head of an explosive harpoon embedded under its neck blubber. It was estimated to be 211 years old at the time.A newborn calf weighs about 2,200 pounds & measures 12 to 14 feet. 7: The Greenland Shark The Greenland shark is also known as the gurry shark or the grey shark & it has the longest lifespan of all vertebrate species. It has been known to reach over 200 years in its lifetime, but new studies found it can get anywhere between 272 & 512 years old. The Greenland shark is one of the largest species of shark & can grow to 24 feet long & 3,000 pounds. It lives in the deep waters of the North Atlantic Ocean & the Arctic Ocean. 6: Quahog clam One of the oldest individuals, named Ming the clam after the Ming dynasty during which it was born, died in 2006 at 507 years old, after it was collected alive by an expedition & dredged off the coast of Iceland. It is unknown how long it could have lived, had it not been taken out of the ocean. Another long-lived specimen was previously collected in 1868 near Iceland, & was 374 years old. Arctica islandica, as its name suggests, resembles a quahog, & may grow to sizes exceeding 50 mm shell height & up to 5 inches in length. 5: Antarctic sponge An Antarctic sponge was found to have a very long lifespan, due to the fact that it grows extremely slowly in low temperature. As its name suggests, this sponge is found in the Antarctic Ocean, but some specimens were also found in the Ross Sea & the Scotia Sea. Scientists estimate that it can live for centuries, as one individual was found to be over 1,550 years old. Researchers came to this conclusion after using its metabolic rate & oxygen consumption as an approximate measurement. 4: Giant barrel sponge The Giant Barrel Sponge is the largest species of sponge found on Caribbean coral reefs & it can reach a diameter of 6 feet long. . Some of the specimens found in the Caribbean Sea by scientist are over 2,300 years old. The Giant Barrel Sponge is typically brownish-red to rose-purple or gray, has a hard texture & can grow on any hard surface. It feeds by continually pumping water into the sides of the sponge, through the sponge body. This process sucks microscopic bacteria into the channels, which then engulf them & extract their nutrients. 3: Black coral Black Coral is a recently discovered species that can live over 4,000 years. It lives at depths of 1,000 to 1,600 feet in protected waters of the Hawaiian Islands. The species was discovered in 2015 by a group of scientists at the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries & the Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History. As the coral resembles the structure of a tree, scientists found that this coral also has growth rings showing how long it lived. Black Coral is the longest-lived marine organism known to date, which explains the name “annosa”, which means long-lived. 2: Monorhaphis chuni Monorhaphis chuni is a deep sea sponge known for creating a single giant basal spicule that can reach lengths of 9 feet long. It is usually found in the Western Central Pacific, in the waters of Philippines & Indonesia. However, some specimens were also found in the East China Sea, or Tanzania, & Somalian waters. A study in the journal Aging Research Reviews revealed that a sponge species from the Monorhaphis chuni may live to be 11,000 years old. 1: Immortal jellyfish The Immortal Jellyfish is a biologically immortal species of jellyfish. After reaching maturity as a solitary individual, it can revert completely to a immature colonial stage. Its life begins as a larvae, & while at first it is a free-swimming organism, as it settles down & becomes mature, the Immortal Jellyfish gives a rise to a colony of polyps that are attached to the sea-floor. It was only named “The immortal jellyfish” because, theoretically, the process of the mature medusa reverting to the polyp stage can go on indefinitely.
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20 of the Rarest and Unusual Sea Creatures
 
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These sea creatures are so rare, that we only found 1 or 2 of them. How rare and unusual are they exactly? Find out here... SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 20 of the RARESTand UNUSUAL Creatures Found In The Sea 1 – Promachoteuthis sulcus We start off our list with the Promachoteuthis sulcus. Known only by its scientific name, this species of squid is the rarest on earth and does not even have a common name. 2 – Pocket Shark Second on our list is the Pocket shark which is an extremely rare species of the shark family. First seen years ago off the coast of Peru, the second-ever known specimen was collected in 2010 offshore Louisiana, near the Gulf of Mexico by the NOAA ship. 3 – Australian Ghost Shark Next is the Australian Ghost shark which is found in southern Australia, including Tasmania, south of East Cape and Kaipara Harbour in New Zealand at depths of up to 500 meters. 4 – Crusty Nautilus At number 4, meet Crusty nautilus also known as the Fuzzy Nautilus, one of the rarest marine animals in the world. This is a really rare species that was thought to have gone extinct after 1986 but was rediscovered in 2015 by a US biologist off the coast in Papua New Guinea. 5 – Pigbutt worm A rare sight that you might see if you descend thousands of feet beneath the water, is this balloon-like pair of buttocks that resemble a pig’s rear. 6 – Dumbo Octopus Dumbo octopus that belongs to the Umbrella group of octopuses comes 6th on our list and is the deepest living of all known octopuses. They come in different colors and live anywhere from 9,000 to as deep as 23,000 feet below the surface. 7 – Halitrephes maasi jellyfish Number 7, we have the Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish which is a deep sea jellyfish and not much is known about this species. It is extremely rare to have ever been seen as it is found at a depth of 4,000 to 5000 feet below the water. 8 – The Pink Sea-Through Fantasia 8th on our list we have the Pink Sea-Through Fantasia, an amazing creature that was unknown till 2007 when it was discovered by a team of marine biologists about 2,500 meters deep in the Celebes Sea in the western Pacific Ocean. 9 – Dana Octopus Squid At number 8 we have Dana octopus squid named after Danish fisheries biologist Aage Vedel Tåning who often traveled on the research vessel, Dana. It is one of the largest known squid species, reaching a mantle length of 5.6 feet and the total length of 7.5 feet. 10 – Vampire Squid We arrive at number 10 with the Vampire Squid that has similar characteristics of both octopuses and squid. The scientific name of Vampire Squid translates to 'vampire squid from and seems an apt name as its eight arms are connected by a cloak-like. 11 – Barreleye Coming next on our list is an astonishingly strange creature that can only come from a mad scientist or in this case from the deep sea. Barreleye, also known as spook fish get their name because of their barrel-shaped eyes. 12 – Oarfish Number 12 is Oarfish which is the longest species of bony fish, with lengths reported up to 17 meters and can weigh as much as 600 pounds. Just last year several beachgoers pulled a deceased oarfish from the sea in the Philippines. 13 – The goblin shark 13th on the list, the Goblin shark is a very rare species of deep-sea shark. It is a medium-sized shark and the length of an adult ranges between 3 to 4 meters. 14 – The Terrible Claw Lobster This tiny lobster is number 14 on our list and is apparently a very rare deep-sea lobster. The Terrible Claw Lobster gets its name because of its bizarre claws. 15 – Pacific Blackdragon The Pacific Blackdragon that ranks at number 15 on our list is a deep-sea predator that belongs to the Pacific Ocean and hence the name. 16 – The Narwhal Known as the "unicorn of the ocean," the narwhal is a rarely seen whale that inhabits mostly the Atlantic and Russian waters of the Arctic. 17 – Roughback batfish Though those lovely red lips are eye-catching, it still looks like it should have a good shave before it tries make-up again. 18 – Pelican eel At the 18th position is the Pelican eel, one of the most bizarre looking creatures in the deep sea with its most notable attribute being its large mouth. 19 – Spotted Handfish Have you ever seen a fish that prefers walking instead of swimming? If not then let’s introduce you to the second to last on our list. 20 – Blobfish Voted the world's ugliest animal in an online poll conducted by the British-based Animal Preservation Society, last on our list is the Blobfish which lives off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Since it lives about 2,000 to 3,900 feet deep in the water, it is very rarely seen by humans, aren’t we thankful for that! Make sure you paid close attention because those sea creatures are really rare! Did you happen to see one in real life?
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EXTINCT Sea Creatures Rumored To Still Be Alive
 
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From Mermaids to The Kraken, from Sirens to The Loch Ness Monster, here are some of the mythical creatures that are rumored to be alive. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR 12 Jormungandr The Jormungandr, or the Midgard Serpent, is the middle child of giantess Angrboda and Loki. Odin, god of gods, took Loki’s three children, the wolf Fenrir, Hel and Jormungand and threw the serpent in the great ocean that surrounds Midgard. It grew so large that it managed to surround the earth and grab it’s own tail. Thor, the thunder-god, is the arch-enemy of Jormungand and it is said that when the serpent releases it’s tail, Ragnarok, or the end of the world, will begin. 10 Sirens Not exactly a water creature, but it was a deadly threat to those travelling at sea. Sirens were dangerous monsters that lured sailor and ships with their enchanting voices, causing them to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their Island. The greeks and romans were terrified of them. Part woman, part bird, they played a variety of musical instruments, especially the harp. It is said that Ulysses was so curious as to what exactly made the siren’s song so enchanting, so he ordered his sailor to plug their ears with beeswax,tie him to the ship’s mast and leave him there, no matter how much he begged. Upon hearing their beautiful song, Ulysses went mad and screamed to be released. His men tied him even tighter until they passed out of earshot and their song could no longer be heard. It is said that the sirens were fated to die if any anybody listened to their song and escaped, and after Ulysses left, they flung themselves into the ocean and perished. 8 Yacuruna The indigenous people of the Amazon tell tales of the Yacuruna, water people, similar to human beings, that live in beautiful underwater cities, often at the mouths of rivers. They are described as hairy beings, with their heads turned backwards and having deformed feet. During the day, they sleep on the bottom of the rivers and lakes, and at night they roam the amazon riding a crocodile as a canoe and using a boa snake as a necklace. The Yacuruna can communicate and have control over the animals of the rainforest and it is said that they can transform into the Amazon River Dolphin, which is attracted by the blood in menstruating women. Once the woman is found, it transforms into a handsome man and seduces the woman, using aphordisiacs to kidnapp her and bring her to his underwater kingdom. With time, she gradually starts resembling her captor. Once the transformation of a human into a Yacuruna is complete, it is irreversible and they can never go back home. 7 Loch Ness Monster The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, is a creature inhabiting the Loch Ness lake in the Scottish Highlands. It is probably one of the most famous lake monster, and it is reported as being very large in size, with a long neck and humps protruding out of the water. The first sighting was in the 6th century AD, when Irish saint Columba met with a group of people burying a man near River Ness. One of the men was swimming and a water beast grabbed him and dragged him underwater. When the beast returned for one of Saint Columba’s men, he drove the creature away by making the sign of the cross and commanding the creature to leave. As the years passed, many more people reported seeing a strange creature in the lake, and The Loch Ness monster first gained worldwide attention with the now famous “surgeon’s photograph”, that shows a serpent-like creature sticking it’s head out of the water. Some say the Loch Ness monster is either a myth or just a hoax. Others say that Nessie is in fact an ancient Plesiosaurus. 5 Nymph Nymphs are divine spirits, often found in forests and mountains, near the placed they are bound to, like rivers or lakes. They look like very beautiful women, but are in fact deities 3 Kraken Near the coast of Norway and Greenland lives a giant monster that has been the stuff of nightmares for anybody who dared venture out to sea. For centuries, the Kraken has been one of the most terrifying creatures that inhabit the ocean. It is a huge, octopus like creature. It attacks anyone who disturbs its waters, from fishing boats to large ships. There is no way to escape it’s tentacles, which they use to embrace a whole ship, crushing it, and pulling it deep underwater. 1 Mermaid/Merman Of course you’ve heard of Mermaids, or their male counterparts, the Mermen. They have the upper body of a human, and the tail of a fish. They have been sighted since the times of the Assyrians, even Christopher Columbus saw them during his exploration of the Caribbean! Mermaids are associated with floods, drownings and shipwrecks, although they are not necessarily evil, sometimes they do good, blessing the fortunate, teaching them hidden knowledge, or falling in love with humans. Some say they are just manatees or stingrays. Until we actually find one, there’s plenty of stories about mermaid to read.
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7 Most Sociable Sea Creatures
 
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Friendly and intelligent, these 7 sociable sea creatures will make you think they are humans. not creatures of the sea! SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 7. Dolphins Let’s start with a creature that everybody know it is friendly and very intelligent. The dolphin. Yes, they are above average, but how intelligent are they in fact? That’s hard to say, would it laugh if you’d send it some memes? Probably not, but dolphins are known to interact with humans even since Roman times. They would drive fish towards the fishermen waiting on shore for them to casts their nets in the water. Then, the dolphins would go after the unnetted fish, who were left disoriented by the nets. In more recent times, there have been a lot of research done around dolphins and communicating with them. 6. Killer Whales Ok, so killer whales are basically dolphins in tuxedos, but they have shown signs of intelligence same as their grey cousins. There are reports that in the 1900s, orcas used to smack the water off Twofold Bay in New South Wales to signal whalers that baleen whales were nearby. 5. Goldfish I bet many of you have a goldfish at home, but did you knew that you can train them to swim towards you and follow you in their tank as you walk around the room? Yes, like in Evan Almighty but for real. People were able to train goldfish to do that, but, strangely enough, they only do it with their owners, not other people. Goldfish may swim up and down to signal owners to turn their aquarium lights when they are off or they will swim to the surface when they are hungry until their owner feeds them. 4. Archer Fish Let's talk about another fish, the archer fish. Like the goldfish, it lacks a neocortex. In mammals, that's the part that takes care of the more complex things, like cognition, reasoning and language. And altough the archer fish don't have a complex brain, scientists were still able to teach them to recognise and differenciate between human faces, even though they lack the brain cells that make that possible! It's not like they bump into humans faces eveyday on the ocean floor! Fish aren't that dumb, they actually know who you are! 3. Common Octopus The common octopus is another fascinating, intelligent and really sociable creature. And it is number 3 on our list of the most sociable sea creatures. The octopus is a molluscs and there has been a lot of research around communicating with molluscs. Researchers were able to teach octopusses, cuttlefish and squid to distinguish and respond to geometric symbols or train them not to eat food and wait, just like you do with your pet. 2. Seal The second on our list is a harbor seal. Not just any seal, but a seal named Hoover with an interesting story and more interesting abilities. In 1971 off the coast of Maine, Scottie Dunnin found a seal pup who was left orfaned and took him home to his husband as a foster mum. The family treated him as the family dog, even taking Hoover shopping or when they went downtown. During this time, Hoover learned a variety of English words, would play games and the sociable harbor seal would also mimick his foster parents speech. George, the father, had a thick accent and he passed it on to Hoover. 1. Grocery Shopping Penguin And when I saw the footage I couldn't believe my eyes. You can see on the video how Lala is basically living with them as a pet, and even has a room with special AC to keep the temperature down. Look at him waddling like a penguin! And the best part is yet to come. Lala has a tiny penguin shaped backpack that she uses to... guess what? Go into town for shopping! That's right, the video is real. No animation, no puppets, the penguins strolls into town to get groceries and people just love him. Here you can see him having a small snack. Here you can see someone cooling him off. And here you can see his cute little penguin walk. Look at all that swag. This has to be the best animal documentary ever! So what does this mean for penguins? Well, first of all, penguins are really cool. Secondly, having a pet penguin is not such a good idea. They are protected animals, with some penguin species being vulnerable and some even endangered. If you do encounter one, your best option is to call a professional organization that helps conserve and protect them. As all animals, they should be treated with respect and make sure we allow them to live free in their own natural habitats. If you just want something cute, maybe you should get a stuffed penguin toy instead. And speaking of penguins, why don't you see penguins in Britain? ... Because they're afraid of Wales. ... That was really, really, not good. Let me try another one. Where does a penguin go when he loses his tail? ... A re-tail store! ... Okay, that's it for me!
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DEADLIEST Tsunamis In Recorded History
 
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When a Tsunami hits, you don't have much change to survive. These are the deadliest tsunamis ever recorded by man... SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Continuing the countdown, the tsunami at the coast of South Central Chile had a magnitude of 9.5. The other tsunamis on our list have taken more lives and have done more damage to the economy, but this particular tsunami is recorded to be of the highest magnitude, which occurred under the South China Sea and took around 40,000 lives. 6 Northern Chile, 1868 A few years after the South China tsunami, another tsunami hit the coast of Peru, (now Chile). There were two earthquakes, followed by huge waves that affected the entire Pacific Rim. The earthquakes were 51 minutes apart and the magnitude for the tsunami was recorded to be 8.5. While this may not have been the deadliest tsunami, it still is responsible for turning many African coastline cities into rubble. FACT! Did you know that if caught by a tsunami wave, it is better not to swim, but rather to grab a floating object and allow the current to carry you? 5 Tohoku Japan, 2011 Another one from the Land of the Rising Sun. This one hit the coast of north east Japan and the country is still yet recovering from it, 7 years later. The disaster struck on March 2011, and the waves were felt from Norway's fjords all the way to Antarctica's ice sheet. The magnitude was high enough to reach 9 but the death toll was fairly less as compared to other tsunamis of the century. However, Japan isn’t out of the waters yet, as most of all the world's tsunamis have occurred in Japan, scientists have gone as far as to say that the country might experience more tsunamis in the near future. The number of casualties for Tohoku tsunami was somewhere between 18,000and 20,000. This tsunami also resulted in a energy disaster incident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, which caused a damage of worth $235 billion and still counting. 4 Krakatau Indonesia, 1883 Long before the 2004 tsunami, in another area of Indonesia, Krakatau’s volcano exploded which gave rise to yet another deadly tsunami. On precisely August 26, a few harmless explosions of the Krakatau volcano were heard and disregarded. However, on August 27, the fourth explosion was so violent and destructive that it blew away two-third of an island and neighboring volcanoes, which ultimately brought an underwater havoc that rose to the height of 37 meters above sea level. It is the most deadliest volcanic eruption ever recorded in history. 3 Lisbon, 1755 Once upon a time in the kingdom of Portugal on the holy day of All Saints Day, on November 1, 1755, a tsunami of magnitude ranging from 8.5 to 9 wiped away almost 100,000 people. Not only this, the waves were so powerful that they completely destroyed Lisbon and its surrounding areas. The world today calls this The Great Lisbon Earthquake, as it was an earthquake followed by a tsunami; whose shocks came in 3 ruptures, with the second one being stronger and longer than the first and the third, with 15 feet high waves accompanying it that split Lisbon from the centre. This tsunami has destroyed numerous famous art building and cathedrals, which the world would surely have praised, if they were still standing today. FACT! Did you know that Tsunamis can travel at speeds of about 500 miles or 800 kilometers an hour, almost as fast as a jet plane? 2 Messina Italy, 1908 Italy is the country that survived the second deadliest tsunami in the world, and the most deadly in Europe. The earthquake and the subsequent tsunami struck southern Italy on December 28th, 1908, at 5.00 am in the morning, their local time. The impact was so strong that it took more than 123,000 lives yet experts still debate about the magnitude which was said to be somewhere between 8.5 to 9. For almost a complete century, the cause of the tsunami was believed to be an underwater earthquake, however, in the early 21th century, some scientists and experts have started claiming that the cause was in fact a underwater landslide, that triggered the tsunami. 1 Indian Ocean, 2004 The last on our list is the most deadliest tsunami ever recorded. It’s the Indian Ocean tsunami, which occurred on December 26, 2004, in Sumatra, Indonesia. To this date, this tsunami is the biggest and the deadliest that ever struck and was caused by the second deadliest earthquake ever. The magnitude recorded was 9.3 and the waves were as high as 80 feet. An estimated $10 billion worth of damages are attributed to the disaster, with around 230,000 human victims. This tsunami also affected 11 countries, including Sri Lanka, Thailand and India. Thanks for sticking to the end. To asnwer the question, Tsunami means Harbor wave in japanese, a wave so big that it can destroy an entire harbor. Don’t forget to subscribe to learn more stuff about the oceans!
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7 Greatest Underwater Civilizations
 
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Atlantis, Hy-Brasil, Ys, and are just a few of the greatest lost civilization we've lost to the sea. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Ferdinandea, aka graham island, is shrouded in mystery and located kilometers off the coast of Sicily…. At least that’s where it should be located. Ferdinandea has disappeared and remerged from the ocean hundreds of times. When it peeks up out of the waves, only the mountain tip is visible. Ferdinandea has been spotted and lost since the time of the Punic Wars, around 3 BC, and has become the stuff of legends for those who would scan the Mediterranean for a glimpse of her shy mountain across the ocean. Doggerland was a huge, icy mass of land that stretched across what is now the North Sea. The first was rapidly melting ice sheets that led the sea level to rise and swamped Doggerland in chilly waves. The second was a mega tsunami that towered 80 meters high over the condemned continent. It was caused by the Storegga Slide, which altered the coast of Norway and reshaped Europe as we know it today. Zealandia is considered the eighth continent and unlike some of the entries on our list, there is absolutely no doubt that it existed and it is buried just beneath the waves near Australia. New Zealand and Caledonia are the remnants of what was once an enormous land mass that would have rivaled the United States in size before the ocean reclaimed it and sank it to the depths. The vast Pacific ocean that stretches from the Philippines to Hawaii conceals a secret. Its existence was discovered through a Mayan text called the Madrid Codex, and thus began the search for Lemuria, or Mu. It was an advanced civilization of over 60 million inhabitants and spanned the Pacific Ocean The Stelle Group, an American society that claims to be descendants of Mu, is intent on restoring their civilization. Modern vocabulary, such as the word “luminary” invokes ideas of these ancient and lost people. Whether ill-fated Ys fell victim to carelessness or a trick of the devil, we will never know. Ys was an ancient Celtic City built by the King of Cornouaille for his daughter Dahut. Dahut loved the ocean and the below sea-level metropolis was her paradise, full of arts, music and thriving commerce. Ys was a wealthy and cosmopolitan city protected by a dike and seawall that was only opened for ships at low-tide to keep the water from swamping the low-lying city. By now you’ve probably guessed what caused the demise of Ys. Who left the door open? In an ironic twist, Dahut, who the city was built for is responsible for its destruction, condemning her idyllic home and its people to certain death. Some say Dahut was drunk. Some say the Devil appeared and tricked her. Still others claim that Dahut and the Devil were lovers and worked together to plot the demise of Ys. However it happened, the residents of Ys didn’t stand a chance. Hy-Brasil has nothing in common with the Brazil we know today. It was a fantastical place off Galloway Bay in Ireland, populated by gargantuan black rabbits and benevolent wizards who bestowed favors on people lucky enough to be wash up on its shores. Like Mu and other ancient lost civilizations and lands, Hy-Brasil is thought to have been influenced by an advanced race of people, most likely extra-terrestrials and lesser Irish Gods who bestowed their knowledge on the wizards and passing visitors. Hy-Brasil was a magical and peaceful place, hidden well by the ocean to shield it from unwanted visitor’s attention or other occupants. Unlike most of the other places on this list, there are no stories of Hy-Brasil suffering from devastation or a watery fate. Instead, it seems like the sea protected this special island, sheathing it in mist and making it visible once every seven years to a fortunate few. No other civilization has captured our imagination like Atlantis. The ruined mecca of advancement, culture, and commerce that dominated the ancient world and was lost within a whim of the sea or the wrath of Poseidon. Far from being a city, the empire was enormous, larger than both Asia Minor and Ancient Libya put together. It was also aggressive, attacking Athens from the sea and generating the displeasure of the Gods. Most consider Atlantis to have sunk in the Mediterranean Ocean, famously within a night and day - giving her residents zero time to escape certain death - but others speculate that its ruins are near Bimini or in the Bahamas. Some even think that Atlantis is entombed in Arctic sea ice, having been hurled towards the poles when Pangea split. Nobody knows for certain where the ruins of Atlantis exist, or if it even does. Plato’s famous story about the mythical country located “beyond the pillars of Hercules” could be completely inaccurate. That doesn’t stop Atlantis from dominating pop culture and mariners and adventurers will never stop looking for the fabled land under the waters of all seven seas.
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Top 10 EXPENSIVE Mega Ships
 
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From the most expensive cruise ship to the most high-tech military ship, we're counting down the Top 10 Most Expensive Mega Ships In The World. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 10. The Azzam (Biggest Private Yacht) Starting our Top Ten most amazing Megaships is the Azzam. It’s the biggest private yacht on the face of the earth. At 180 meters or almost 600 feet long it is the biggest of what are called superyachts and scoots across the water at a top speed of 35 miles an hour. 9. The Oasis of the Seas (Largest Variety of Entertainment for Passengers) If “entertain me” is your mantra, you need to sail this next eye-popping ship…the Oasis of the Seas. The Royal Caribbean cruiser is a floating center of entertainment and experiences worthy of most anyone’s bucket list. It was the world’s largest cruise ship when it was launched in 2009. 8. The Largest Military Ship (USS Gerald Ford) Next, you expect military ships to be pretty big, but the USS Gerald Ford is off the charts. Commissioned in July of 2017 this nuclear powered aircraft carrier is a the first in a next generation of supercarriers that has no equal in size and capability. Its length spans just over 11-hundred feet and can accommodate 75 fighter jets and up to 5-thousand sailors as it cruises along the seas. BONUS - The Strangest Ship Ever Built - The Novgorod You’ll probably want to rub your eyes when you see this next one because you may not believe what you see. The strangest ship ever built actually looks more like a floating pizza. The Novgorod was built by the Russians in the 1870s to patrol the Black Sea. It had a circular hull with a diameter of 101 feet. Two 12-inch guns were onboard that retracted into a protected cover. 7. The Ship With Longest and Most Expensive Construction (The USS Gerald Ford) The ship that took the longest time and most money to build? That has to go back to the USS Gerald Ford. A highly controversial ship because of construction delays and resulting costs that mounted up. This ship is a marvel in not just its technological abilities, but the time to build it ended up being a whopping 12 years. The cost? An unprecedented 13 billion… 6. The Highest Tech Ship (USS Zumwalt) The next amazing megaship also serves in the military. The USS Zumwalt. This is not your father’s battleship. It dons a unique look that seems similar to a modern submarine than a battleship, but this is meant to stay on top of the water. It is the most technologically advanced warship in the world possessing weapon systems with special high-tech targeting abilities that make them lethal at even extreme distances. 5. The Fastest Ship in the World (Francisco) If you like speed on the water, well your ship has come in at number 5. While not a speed boat in the truest sense of the term, this baby can flat out move. The Francisco is essentially a Concorde Jet on water. This catamaran can slice through the sea at close to 70 miles an hour because of its specially designed aluminum hull and a pair of jet engine turbines working on liquid natural gas. 4. The Most Luxurious Ship To Book As Passenger (RMS Queen Mary 2) Next, we slow the speed down, but dial up the luxury. The cruise ship most likely to make you feel like you’re a movie star is the Queen Mary 2. The floating icon of the seas has recently emerged from a 132-million-dollar renovation and it shows. With decidedly an Art Deco motif in some of its more popular rooms like the Princess Grill and the Queen Grill Suites, the ship’s owner, Cunard, clearly has gone all out to accommodate passengers. 3. The Marathoner Of All Ships (Reid Stowe, Anne) Many of these megaships are huge because they have to be equipped for long trips…that’s what they do. But one sailed on a voyage longer and farther than any of them. This 70-foot schooner named “Anne” was taken for quite a ride by its owner Reid Stowe. He took the helm on a marathon of a trip with the goal of staying at sea without touching land for 1-thousand days, but he ended up doing better than that. 2. The Biggest Cargo Ship (CSCL Globe) Coming in at number two of the most impressive megaships is this lumbering giant. It’s the C-S-C-L Globe…a good name for it. Owned by the China Shipping Container Lines, the Globe can transport more than 19-thousand, 22-foot containers on its deck. 1. The Largest Ship…Period (Seawise Giant) So what is the biggest ship? Period? Ever? At the top of the list of megaships has got to be the Seawise Giant. Launched in 1979, it’s generally considered the longest and the heaviest ship ever built. It stretched more than 15-hundred feet long and fully loaded, weighed more than 560-thousand tons…this truly was the Big Bertha of all ships. It had quite a checkered past too. Caught in the crossfire of the Iran-Iraq War in 19-88, this supertanker was sunk off the coast of Iran.
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CRAZIEST Creatures Found In The Ocean
 
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2/3 of marine life is undiscovered. The blobfish, goblin shark or fangtooth are some of the craziest creatures found in the ocean. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos:[https://goo.gl/7xzjzR] Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: [https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw] 10. Rattail fish Starting at the top of our list of craziest creatures found in the ocean is the rattail fish, known for its large eyes and mouth and a rat-like tail responsible for its name. The Grenadier, as it is otherwise known, is a small fish that grows to a maximum length of 1.5 meters, with some smaller species growing up to 10 centimeters. This family is so large that it makes up to 15% of the sea’s animal population. Found in depth ranges of 200-7000 meters, these fish swim in schools, especially round nose grenadiers which spend the winter in shallow waters and the summer in the deep oceans. 9. Sea cucumbers Yes, you are absolutely right. This crazy sea creature looks exactly like cucumbers with their almost cylindrical shape and leathery skin. Coming at number nine, the sea cucumbers are small animals that grow within the range of 10-30 centimeters in length with very many species all across the world. Their length varies with different species, with some growing to lengths of 3 meters and the largest having volumes of up to 500 cubic centimeters. 8. Deep sea dragonfish At number 8, the dragon fish is indeed a strange creature of the sea, and TRULY a dragon of the deep sea, and its special characteristics explain it all. From its strange appearance and adaptations, the fish is able to survive in the deep seas of up to 1500-4500 meters, and in some cases 5000 meters below the water surface. At these depths, the pressure is crushing and the temperatures go up to -4 degree Celsius. Chances of survival are slim. For the species though, its special adaptations which include a minimal skeleton in its entire body, having jaws with which it uses to feed are enough for survival. 7. Black Scabbardfish Living in depths of up to 1700 meters, the Black Scabbardfish makes it to number 7 as one of the strangest creatures that lives in water. To begin with, this species has an elongated body with a snout that contains strong fang-like teeth that help it feed on crustaceans, cephalopods, teleost and mesopelagic fish. This shape is important for swift swimming in the sea which helps facilitate catching of prey or escape from a potential predator. 6. Fangtooth Pushing our list to number 6, the fangtooth stands unshaken and its appearance says it all. That is one weird creature found in the ocean. First of all, the fangtooths have large disproportionate fang-like teeth, just like their suggestive name, rooted in their large jaws. They are one of the strangest animals lurking below the sea, and their characteristic appearance is so distinctive. 5. The Marine Hatchetfish At number 5 in our list of craziest creatures found in the ocean we have the Marine Hatchetfish is one of the species of about 45 that exist in the world, among them the freshwater hatchetfish mostly kept in aquariums in some homes. Their name originates from their hatchet-like shape with very thin bodies that almost resemble the blade of a hatchet. 4. The Cookiecutter Shark Let's move on to the next crazy creature of the seas. From the oval green eyes to its long cigar-shaped body and a round snout, the cookiecutter is indisputably one of the most bizarre sea creatures in the entire world. Coming at number 4, this species is chocolate brown in color with a darker region around its neck that resembles a collar. 3. Ghost Shark Also known as chimeras, these crazy sea creatures are definitely a top 3 on our list due to their very bizarre appearance. Their name explains it all. The Ghost sharks are long soft-bodied fish that grow to lengths of 4 meters with exemptions of longer tails in some species. 2. Goblin Shark At number 2, the Goblin shark is probably the scariest fish you can ever come across. It's almost the craziest creature found in water. From its long blade-like snout to its nail-like teeth rooted in a protruding jaw, it’s truly a wonder of the sea. It can grow to lengths of 3 and 4 meters, with the larger ones going to lengths of 5.4- 6 meters and weighing up to 210 kilograms. 1. The Blobfish And finally, summing up our list is the fish that has been branded the ugliest in the world. The ugliest and now, the craziest creature found in the ocean: The Blobfish. Its popularity was propelled by the sad expression on its face and its almost unreactive nature to its environment. That was it for our list of craziest creatures found in the ocean. If you have any other suggestions of crazy, weird, strange or bizarre creatures that live in the ocean or water, let us know in the comments below. Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe ;) [https://goo.gl/7xzjzR]
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7 Most Dangerous Underwater Caves
 
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Cave diving is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Take a look at the 7 Most Dangerous Underwater Caves on the planet. Subscribe for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Devil’s Cave, Florida A submerged labyrinth 50 miles from Gainesville, Florida, Devil's Caves is an intricate system of tunnels and caverns with very pleasant sounding names such as “Little Devil", "Devil's Eye" and "Devil's Ear". This popular site is known for its warm waters and incredible rock formations... as well as it's swirling underwater vortexes that can knock even experienced divers off their game and cause confusion and paranoia deep inside the arteries of the cave. Jacob’s Well, Texas Under the surface, Jacob's Well opens up to chambers upon chambers, each a little bit trickier and narrower than the last. Underwater claustrophobia aside, the tiny caves and passageways are lined with silt. When kicked up, the debris clouds the water and makes escaping difficult, and sometimes even futile. Divers who find themselves, trapped in the murk tend to panic, swallowing up gasps of precious air as they frantically try to flee the caves. Often, it's in vain. Jacob's Well has claimed the lives of eight souls. Blue Hole, Belize Belize's Blue Hole may just be the most photogenic and gorgeous sinkhole on the planet. It punctures the CARIBBEAN SEABED Caribbean seabed in a perfectly round, 124-meter deep hole, crammed with exotic marine life and coral formations, ripe for the exploring, and is a draw for divers around the world. The only problem is that this deep paradise has become a nightmare for unlucky divers who descend too quickly and find themselves in the maddening grasp of Nitrogen Narcosis, the scourge of divers and the cause of many fatalities underwater. Since the walls of the Blue Hole are solid for 30 meters, novice (and even experienced) divers can accidentally go too far, to the point of no return. Nitrogen Narcosis comes with a host of terrifying symptoms, like hallucinations, anxiety and a feeling of extreme intoxication. When you need to keep your wits about you and make life-or-death decisions, a strong bout of Nitrogen Narcosis can- and does- finish off thrill-seekers and divers. Eagle’s Nest Sinkhole, Florida For our number four pick, we head back to the Sunshine State of Florida and check out Eagle's Nest Sinkhole, a whopping 315 meter deep dive site, where explorers can come face to face with their old nemesis, Nitrogen Narcosis, once again. The deeper a dive, the more likely Nitrogen Narcosis will set it, so some divers use a blend of different gases called "trimix" to offset the effects. There is no sure-fire way to stave off the murderous underwater sickness though, as Eagle's Nest Sinkhole proves. Even experienced divers have been sentenced to the depths here. The problem is the sheer extent of the dive. Cenote Esqueleto, "The Temple of Doom", Mexico What's in a name? Well, when it's a snarl of sunken tunnels affectionately referred to “THE TEMPLE OF DOOM” "The Temple of Doom", there's a lot. Labyrinthine doesn't begin to cover it. Divers are strongly advised to keep out of the cavern's mazy and inky passageways, sticking only to the well-lit areas to avoid getting lost and perishing in the dark, alone, as has been the fate of so many visitors to the "Temple of Doom". The Shaft Sinkhole, Australia Coming in at number two is arguably the most treacherous cave diving site in the world. Australia's Shaft Sinkhole has the trifecta of terrifying cave challenges wrapped up into one scary dive that many adventurers never return from. The sinkhole is deep, tempting Nitrogen Narcosis to grab some unlucky victims. It's also full of silt and debris- causing a murky slurr to the fill of minuscule passageways and makes for poor navigation. Finally, the Shaft Sinkhole is full of undersized openings, including the famous entrance to the cave system, where divers must actually remove their equipment to squeeze in. This cave is not for the claustrophobic or faint of heart, but for those brave enough to traverse her depths the payout is huge. The Shaft Sinkhole is full of incredible rock formations and otherworldly natural elements. Just make sure you have enough air to pinch yourself back through the tiny entrance. Getting lost or running out of air is the number one cause of death in these caverns. Egypt’s Blue Hole What could edge out the Shaft Sinkhole for the top spot on our list? How about a place called Diver's Cemetery", where 150 thrill-seekers have perished? Egypt's Blue Hole is the most lethal dive site in the world. YURI LIPSKI Yuri Lipski, who met his fate at the bottom of the hole, accidentally filmed his own death. The video is difficult to watch, especially because Yuri's face is beaming at the beginning in blissful ignorance of what lies ahead. And by the end, he's deep in the clutches of Nitrogen Narcosis, confused and alone in the Blue Hole.
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Fish With Human Teeth
 
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Some fish have human teeth? Well, not actual human teeth on fish, but fish with teeth that look like humans? Confused? Watch the video SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw TEEEETH! That’s what the video is about. In this episode we’re looking at the strangest teeth found in sea creatures. 12. Gob Faced Squid There’s a certain squid, that we’ve talked about in a previous video, that looks like he has human teeth!! It’s the gob faced squid or for the scientists out there, the Promachoteuthis sulcus. But how about those teeth? Sorry to dissapoint you, but those aren’t real teeth. They are actually folded skin, or lips if you want to call them that way. We can’t see it in this picture, but behind the lips is the squid’s beak. 11. Sawfish What about their teeth? Well, their snout is made of cartillage and it is an extension of their skull and is lined with teeth, like a chainsaw. Their teeth are not actual teeth, they are actually fish scaled evolved to look like teeth. They continue to grow during the sawfish’s life and they don’t fall off and get replaced, like a shark’s teeth do, for example. 10.Goliath Tiger Fish Okay, now we’re gettting at some real teeth and with the Goliath Tiger Fish. It can grow up to 5 feet and weight over 100 lbs. Normally it feeds on fish that he ambushes in the rapids, using his superior strenght and those massive teeth. 9.Cookiecutter Shark The cookiecutter shark name refers to it’s feeding habits. Using his sharp teeth and gaping jaw he bites larger animals, leaving round gouging holes, as if cut with a cookie cutter shape. 8. Fangtooth Moray Eel The Fangtooth Moray Eel, also know as the Tiger Moray, is a species of eel, found in the warmer parts of the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, including the Mediteranean Sea. It’s massive transparent teeth. If you think these huge glass like fangs are scary, just you wait, because guess what it has inside it’s mouth? ANOTHER SET OF TEETH! 7. Hagfish Next on our list, the Hagfish, are widely considered the most disgusting animals in the ocean, if not on earth. The eel-shaped creatures use four pairs of thin sensory tentacles surrounding their mouths to find food—including carcasses of much larger animals. Once they find their meal, they bury into it face-first to bore a tunnel deep into its flesh. 6. Sea Lamprey Next on our list we have the Sea Lamprey. This freakish-looking creature uses a similar tactic to the cookiecutter shark, but rather than a row of teeth, the lamprey has no jaw at all. Its mouth is one big suction cup, barbed on the inside with vicious teeth that it uses to bore into the flesh of other fish, either eating them down to the bones or simply sucking their blood, depending on the species. 5.Eastern Beaded Chiton Chitons, also known as sea cradles, are marine mollusks, small, rather flat and oval in shape, with a hard shell. On number 5 on our list is this one, the Eastern Beaded Chiton. Doesn’t look very impressive, I know, but wait until you see what’s underneath. The Eastern Beaded Chiton uses its hard teeth, or radula, which look like black bulbs with bluish highlights, to chew and grind up rock in order to feed on algae and other organic material. 4.Narwhal We’re getting closer to the top and we are looking at narwhals, the unicorns of the sea. They are social animals and are typically found in pods throughout the waters of the Arctic Ocean. It’s most impressive and unique feature, the horn is actually a tooth. Male narwhals have an enlarged, spiraled canine tooth, which can grow up to 10 feet. 3.Leatherback Turtle At number 3 we have some horrifying teeth. What creatures can this be? A shark or some weird deep sea fish? No…. It’s actually a leatherback turtle. It is one of the largest living turtle and can reach over 7 ft in length. Unlike other sea turtles, the leatherback turtle lacks a bony shell and gets its name from the thick, leathery skin that instead covers its carapace. It mostly feeds on jellyfish and other soft prey. 2.Frilled Shark Number 2 on our list is something that looks like it came out of a horror movie. Little is known about the frilled shark, fossil records suggest it belongs to a group of sharks that has been around for at least 95 million years! Because it usually lives at depth it is very rarely seen alive. 1. Pacu Number one on our list is the Pacu, an omnivorous fish found in South America related to the piranha, most famous for it’s human-like teeth. When you first see a photo of the Pacu, you immediately think Photoshop! But no, they are real, but not so dangerous.
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