The strangest creatures of the sea (watch photos)
More than 2000 scientists from 80 countries participated in the Marine Life Census . After 10 years of working, these are some of the most fascinating species they found thousands of meters deep in the oceans of the world. The first (above) is a deep-sea jellyfish, found in Japan.
This red octopus is extremely rare in its kind and lives approximately 2,700 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico.
This dragon fish is found in the waters of Australia.
This rare gastropods (slugs and sea snails) was found inside the body of a sperm whale in the bottom of the sea near Japan.
The zombie worm digs whale bones to obtain their nutrients.
Spider conch (Lambis chiragra) is a very large sea snail that can grow over 30cm in length. This specimen was found in Chinese waters.
This unusual specimen is known anemone flytrap or Actinoscyphia sp (scientific name), is located in the Gulf of Mexico, at a depth of 1,500 meters.
The brittle starfish dives in Caribbean waters, and is one of the species found in the research that began in year 2000.