Strange Facts:  Sea Creatures

By Vandya Rai

APRIL 15, 2022

No Mercy

The Thresher Shark uses its scythe-like tail to slap small fish to stun them first, and eat them next.

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Bleeding Blue

Octopuses have three hearts and the colour of their blood is blue. Also, after they mate, they suffer a memory loss and wander aimlessly until death.

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Sleek Jawline

The Boxfish has an unconventional box-shaped skeleton with cavities for only its eyes, mouth, and fins.

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Paternal Instincts

Seahorses are the only animals where the male gets pregnant. They have a pouch on their stomach that can carry up to 2000 babies.

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Along with being scarily good at camouflage, Stonefish are the most poisonous in the entire ocean.

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Loud and Proud

When Whales whistle, they make the loudest sound that can travel up to 500 miles at 188 decibels.

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Gender Fluid

About 2% of fish species, including Clownfish, are hermaphrodites. This means that they can change sexes when in need of a mate.

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Shocking Abilities

An Electric Eel can produce enough electricity to light up ten electric bulbs.

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Taking a Stroll

Red Handfish have a unique set of fins, similar to human hands, that they use to walk along the ocean floor, rather than swim like the other fishes.

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A Heart of Gold

A Shrimp’s heart is in its head. They also maintain symbiotic relationships by cleaning parasites off fish and protecting corals, in exchange for food.

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On the Lookout

One of the most intelligent animals, Dolphins sleep with only half their brain and with one eye open to watch out for any threats.

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Full of Life

Sea Sponges are very much alive, even though they have no heart, lungs, brain, bones, mouth, eyes, feelers, or head.

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