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10 Horrible Deep Sea Creatures

10 Horrible Deep Sea Creatures - Oddee.com (sea monsters, sea animals...)

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10 Horrible Deep Sea Creatures

The giant isopod, known scientifically as Bathynomus giganteus, is the largest known member of the isopod family. It is very closely related to the small pillbugs that you can find in the garden. It is a carnivorous crustacean that spends its time scavenging the deep ocean floor. Food is extremely scarce at these great depths, so the isopod has adapted to eat what ever happens to fall to the ocean floor from above. It will also feed on some of the small invertebrates that live at these…

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from Ramani's blog

Scary, Large Insects Photo Essay

Scary Insect, Giant Isopod. Large Scary Insects Photo Esssay.

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from Oddee

10 Most Disturbing Animals on Earth

Giant Isopod...NOT cute! Thank god they live 6000' down on the ocean floor b/c this would cure me of ever wanting to go in the ocean!

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The bowmouth guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma), also called the shark ray or mud skate, is a species of ray and the sole member of the family Rhinidae. A rare fish, it is vulnerable to extinction for numerous reasons: fins for soup, bycatch, food, blast fishing, coral bleaching, siltation, and more.

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20 Scary Creatures That Live In Our Oceans: Crazy Sea Creatures 1 Read more at http://emgn.com/entertainment/20-scary-creatures-that-live-in-our-oceans/#t0JbjPk6Zj83QaRM.99

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from TreeHugger

Cthulhu's Pet? Giant Isopod (2.5 Feet!) Found Attached To Underwater Robot

from Mail Online

Bahamas shark station comes under attack - but the monster isn't Jaws, it's a foot-long woodlouse from 8,500ft down

The beast normally lives 8,500ft under water. Called the Bathynomus Giganteus, it is a super-sized cousin of the humble woodlouse

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Giant Isopod - its enormous size is a result of a phenomenon known as deep sea gigantism. This is the tendency of deep sea crustaceans and other animals to grow to a much larger size than similar species in shallower waters.

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giant isopod, Bathynomus giganteus, (c) A deep,cold water dwelling animal of the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. Here it climbs over a resting Chain Catshark, Scyliorhius retifer (c)

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