Jun 02 2015

Unbelievable Sea Creatures

Is this some strange mysterious creature caught on camera by the satellites at Google Earth?
And what is this that washed up on a Tasmanian beach in 1960?
These strange sea creatures and more coming right up!

15 Sea Creatures You Won’t Believe Exist!

#15 Cockatoo Squid
This is the cockatoo squid. Because of its transparency it is also known as the glass squid.
Its balloon shaped body is filled with an ammonia solution that helps it to float.
It has really large eyes and polka dots for camouflage.
It reminds me of the aliens in Mars Attacks!

#14 Coffin Fish

This is the coffin fish which just happens to be a creepy name for a creepy bottom dwelling fish.
They are part of the family of deep sea fish known as angler fishes.
They are globular in shape and can get bigger than a regulation NFL Football.
Their fat body is covered in small spiny scales and just like their angler fish cousins, they have a glow in the dark lure that dangles over their mouth to help them catch food!

#13 Strange Japanese Fish?
This image pops up all over the internet listed as Strange Japanese Fish. At first glance it is the strangest thing you just might see.
Most people think its just another photoshop hoax like these (insert images of various hoaxes)
But I have investigated this image in the past and my best guess is it is a basking shark going through the definning process by a Japanese Fisherman.
However I am still not 100% sure.

This next strange creature after being discovered off the coast of California in 2012 was listed among the Top 10 New Species of 2013.

#12 Harp Sponge
The harp or lyre sponge gets its name because it resembles a harp or lyre.
Most sponges in the ocean feed off of bacteria and microscopic organisms. But not this bad boy. Its a a carnivorous sponge that feeds off of much larger prey like crab, shrimp and lobsters.
It catches its food using the Velcro like hooks that line its vanes.

#11 The Hook Island Sea Monster

One December 12th 1964, Robert Le Serrec and his wife took this picture of a large dark mass in Stonehaven Bay, on Hook Island in Queensland Australia.
It appeared to be some sort of giant tadpole and as they began to approach it, it opened its mouth and moved towards them.
The creature was estimated to be over 70 feet long.
Some say these pictures even show the creatures eyes!
Some people say that this is just a large school of fish, and there are theories out there that this may have been a hoax, with claims that in 1959 Le Serrec attempted to start up a business venture that would be “financially fruitful,” and involved a sea serpent of some kind.

#10 Pygmy Sea Horse
If you look closely, what may at first appear to be coral is in fact one of the smallest seahorse species in the world. The Pygmy Seahorse.
These tiny creatures usually measure less than one inch length. That’s about the size of a piece of jolly rancher candy!
They live in the Coral Triangle area in Southeast Asia and as you can see are pros at camouflage.
There are two things that distinguish them from other sea horses. One is that instead of having gills on both sides of their head like other seahorses. They have a single gill opening on the back of their head.
They also keep their young inside their trunk instead of a in a pouch on their tail.

This next image may be the only photographic evidence of the carcass of a real life Plesiosaur
or loch ness type monster!

#9 Japanese fishing trawler nets a nessie
In 1977 the fishing boat Zuiyo-maru pulled up something in their nets from a depth of about 1,000 feet.
At first someone yelled to the captain that it was a rotten whale, but as they got a closer look, no one knew what they had caught.
Looking at the image, it does have the characteristic long neck, long body and fins of a Plesiosaur.
Whatever it was, this strange creature weighed almost 4,000 pounds and was over 33 feet long.
There were over 17 witnesses to the event and plenty of photographs were taken of the monster, which in the end was tossed back into the water to avoid spoiling the fish they had already caught.
Some say its the decaying body of a basking shark, or maybe even a giant sea turtle that had lost its shell. Others still believe its the body of a long lost dinosaur.

#8 Black Swallower

black swallower
The black swallower got its name for its remarkable talent of swallowing fish larger than itself.
They are actually quite small, but because it has a distensible stomach, it can swallow fish over twice its length and 10 x’s its mass. WHOLE!
In 2007, a black swallower was found in Grand Cayman that measured only 7.4 inches long (19cm) and in its stomach was a fish (snake mackerel) that was 4 x’s as long (34 inch / 86cm)

#7 Oriental Flying Gurnard
This strange little creature that looks like a cross between a bat and fish has a few quirky characteristics that make it fit in with this list of strange creatures.
For one, when looking for something to eat, it uses its pelvic fins to walk along the bottom of the ocean.
Also, Gurnard in French means to grunt, and a grunting sound is exactly what the fish makes when it beats its “drumming muscle” against its swim bladder.
So yeah, you can say this unique little guy definitely walks to the beat of its own drum.

#6 Sea Butterfly
While its called a sea butterfly, this is actually a snail!
What makes this creature unique is its transparent shell and the way it beats its muscular feet which make it appear to be flapping wings as it moves in an elegant tranquil manner through the water.
They are very delicate and considered by scientists to be the ocean’s version of the canary in the coal mine to warn the world of its waters turning more acidic.

#5 The Devil Fish
It was claimed that a fish no man has ever seen washed ashore on a beach in Tampa.
They gave this horrible monster the title of devil fish…who could blame them.
There were some who asked if it were a sign that the world was coming to an end.
The thing looks like a wolf and angler fish cross bred, but in the end it was just a hoax!
Tampa area artist Juan Cabana is also famous for his mermaid and merman carcasses that have shown up on beaches from South Africa to Tampa.
He considers himself a modern day P.T. Barnum, but is not trying to fool people with the urban legends that get created, but considers them a part of his art.

#4 Monkfish
If you ever feared the water, this fish may be the reason why.
The monkfish also known as the sea devil, while they may not be pretty to look at, they are quite tasty and their tail meat has been compared to that of lobster.
They have a huge wide gaping mouth that are full of bands of long pointed teeth that have a very special adaptation.
The teeth are angled towards the back of the mouth to make it easy for prey to glide in, but almost impossible to escape going back out.
They are also masters at camouflage and can change the color of their body to match its surroundings.

#3 The Trunko Photo
On October 25th, 1924 in Margate, South Africa an animal described as a giant polar bear with snowy white fur, an elephant type trunk and lobster like tail was sighted off the coast battling two killer whales for almost 3 hours.
The story was published in the December 27th, 1924 edition of London’s daily mail carrying the title of Fish Like A Polar Bear.”
The dead creatures body then washed up onto the beach and was there for approximately 10 days.
It was described as being over 47 feet in length, 10 ft wide and over 5 feet high, with a trunk over 5 feet long.
No pictures of the creature were thought to exist until this one surfaced in 2010, with the naysayers once again saying that this was the carcass of a basking or whale shark. Basking sharks seemed to get blamed for everything.

#2 The Man Hill Monster

Man Hill Monster
The word globster is generally used to describe the unidentified blob like remains of some poor unidentified creature that has washed ashore.
We have had a few globsters on the list today.
In 1970 the remains of a creature weighing at least 2,000 pounds and over 20 foot in length was found on Man hill Beach in Massachusetts.
Just like in the photograph from the Japanese Trawler it looks very much like a plesiosaur with a long neck, and front flippers.
It was described by the camel with no legs. Dozens of witness including entire families made their way to the beach to see the creature and over 40 years later still hasn’t been positively identified.
Even though it looks just like creature from the skeletons hanging in museums all over the world, skeptics still cite the decomposing basking shark explanation.
Could this be the body of a creature that hasn’t existed for over 160 million years?

#1 Google Earth Sea Monster

Since its purchase from the CIA and its relaunch in 2005, Google Earth has captured some intriguing photos that have been posted all over the net.
From possible murder, to strange patterns and symbols carved into the land, and now possibly a giant sea monster.
The image is of Oke Bay in the Far North District of New Zealand’s North Island and was captured by satellite around 11:30 am on January 30, of 2014.
Something in the image was causing a giant wake and it looked to be an unidentified creature about 40 feet long.
In Native Maori legends, there are creatures that live in rivers and the sea called Taniwha or trolls but may also mean a large dangerous shark.
These giant sea creatures are credited with creating harbors, and channels to the ocean.
According to local Pita Withehira, the creature in the image is too big to be a shark and it looks to be moving too fast and turning too sharply to be a whale.
And the wake is also different than a typical boat wake, it doesn’t have the characteristic white froth left behind by a speeding boat.
So what is this unidentified creature moving rapidly through the bay?
Is it giant shark or Taniwha? Or is it just a stingray, the kind that you move through the water at 30 knots while drinking a Corona?