The ocean is full of creatures that look strange to human eyes. But every once in a while, these weird people from the depths will show up on the dry ground. The following are 10 situations when these marine animals come ashore (or are under surveillance) in 2020.
Rarely see giant squid (Architeuthis dux), so people noticed a cuttlefish that was washed ashore in Cape Town, South Africa on June 7. These squids look weird. Their eight arms and two tentacles are covered by jagged suction cups and they have strong suction power; they have the largest eyes in the animal kingdom (1
Now, this special squid has been collected by the Ichiko Museum and its collection in South Africa. DNA It may help researchers determine whether one or more giant squids live deep in the waves.
read more: Giant squid intact in South Africa washed ashore
7-arm octopus (where is the 8th arm?)
When a person found “red spots” on a rocky beach on an island near Seattle, he took some photos, sparking a friendly debate about the identity of the creature. This spot is obviously a cephalopod (including squid, octopus, squid, and nautilus), but what kind is it?
The scientific consensus reached a seven-armed octopus (Atlantic Hallipron), this is a deep-water creature that does not usually swim in the cold coastal waters of Washington.
Despite its peculiar name, the octopus has more than seven arms. In males, the eighth arm is used during mating, and the rest of the time is moderately hidden in the sac near the right eye.
read more: Bright “red water drops” landed in Washington. It may be a 7-armed octopus.
9-armed octopus almost becomes dinner
After a seaweed farmer caught some octopuses in a trap outside of Japan, he took them home to cook for his mother. But just after she put a hand in the boiling pot, she realized that it had nine arms, so she fished it out.
How did this octopus get nine arms? Just like a lizard can grow a tail, an octopus can also grow arms. However, sometimes the regeneration process will produce a beat, and the grown arm will grow a branch, or the ninth arm. Sometimes these stupid things can happen over and over again-according to reports, an octopus ended up being hit by 90 arms. Studying in 1965.
The family donated the remains of the nine-armed octopus to a local museum so that the public can see this unusual curiosity.
read more: Rare 9-armed octopus found off the coast of Japan
On the distant Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, thousands of Dead Sea creatures, including octopuses, fish and starfish, washed ashore. The culprit? Large-scale poisoning incident. Even surfers were upset about it. They said that after entering the bay, their eyes were slightly burned.
Local researchers said that the dead may have wiped out as many as 95% of the animals in Avacha Bay on the Kamchatka Peninsula. This is a catastrophic event that may disrupt the food chain of the rest of the animals in the area.
Local and international scientists initially believed that human-made pollution began to die in early October. However, since then it has been discovered that toxic algae may be the cause of this ecological disaster. BBC report.
read more: Dead animals washed ashore on the remote Russian peninsula. How is this going?
Man spotted a giant spider dragging his pet goldfish out of the pond https://t.co/DB5vQZckUc pic.twitter.com/XzIDZWovVk January 2, 2020
A man was upset to discover that his pet goldfish Cleo had encountered an unexpected eight-legged predator: a spider.
Cleo lives in the pond next to the man’s house. Obviously, the same is true for her assassin-a gill-web spider, or half-water spider, can walk in still water, dive into the water to escape predators, and even “catch” prey many times its size.
This nursery spider’s web dragged Cleo to the shore, apparently in a fishy feast. (Sorry, Cleo!)
read more: A man caught a spider and ate his pet goldfish, and it was terrible
A kind Green turtle Trapped in a net along the coast of Argentina, my stomach is very unwell. How do we know? It discharges human waste, including nylon bags and hard plastic fragments.
Turtles are likely to treat garbage as regular prey, such as jellyfish, seaweed and worms. Instead, the eaten garbage takes up space in the abdomen, which may make it difficult for the tortoise to eat real food and obtain the nutrients needed for survival.
According to the Mundo Marino Foundation in Argentina, veterinarians provided tortoises with a poop medicine that helped the turtles to recover.
read more: The green turtle rescued from the fishing net dumped out all kinds of human garbage
Shark and Swordfish
When a thresher shark from the Dead Sea in Libya was washed ashore by the swordfish’s “sword”, the scientists fell into chaos. It is well known that swordfish are aggressive towards animals they consider to be threats (including some whales, turtles, and humans), but there has never been a literature report that they have attacked proboscis sharks before.
Researchers say that the escuta shark eats small fish and does not pose a threat to the sailfish.
Scientists say that maybe the two men are fighting for prey, although the stabbing is likely to be an accident.
read more: When the “sword” was found in the threshing shark, Whodunit solved it
What do you get when you inadvertently cross the Russian st and the American padfish?
An unusual hybrid of love-everyone says “hello” to this fish.
The researchers announced in the journal that there are currently about 100 such hybrids in captivity gene. The scientists have no plans to do more. When the team tried to help the critically endangered Russian st.cip), a popular caviar supplier, breeding. Researchers believe that the sperm of American paddlefish triggers the development of asexual eggs in the fish, but (as you might guess), this is not the case. The eggs of the fish fuse with the sperm of the bulb fish, and the hybrid is born.
read more: Scientists accidentally created “impossible” hybrid fish
Puppy-sized sea “medicine insects”
Remember looking for medicinal insects (or potato insects or roly poly) when you were young? Can you imagine a big dog the size of a puppy lurking deep in the ocean floor?
Like the medicine bug, this weird beast is an isopod, and it is the largest ever.Found in Indonesia and named Giant Bathynomus (“Rakasa” translates to “giant” in Indonesian), this isopod is about 13 inches (33 cm) long and is a new giant isopod discovered for the first time in more than a decade.
read more: Large-scale “Darth Vader” sea worms evacuated from the waters near Indonesia
What looks like a party balloon but lives underwater?A new kind of fish scale family Spark duodenum Related to comb jelly.
Researchers first discovered these weird, golf tee-sized creatures in an underwater canyon off the coast of Puerto Rico in 2015, but the results were not announced until this year.Each D. Spark (“Science” magazine report) Moving (rows of cilia-like cilia) refracts light into shiny prisms.
We wish Sparky a happy new year and wish you a happy new year!
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Originally published in “Life Science”.