pokemon pyrite version

pokemon pyrite version

here are a few of the strangest looking creaturesfrom the sea! 9 – frilled shark conveniently considered as a “living fossil”,the frilled shark inhabits the depths of the atlantic and pacific oceans. it’s pretty uncommon to find it below 3,900feet, although it’s been caught as deep as fifty one hundred feet below the surface! it reaches a length of around 6 and a halffeet, and it has a body like an eel – dark brown, with the dorsal, pelvic, and anal finsplaced far back. so why’s it called the frilled shark?


i’m sure you guys can figure it out by now,its name comes from the frilly or fringed appearance of its six pairs of gill slits,with the first pair meeting across its throat. however, since the frilled shark shows several"primitive" features, it’s often been dubbed as a "living fossil" as i mentioned earlier. they certainly do have many of the same physicalcharacteristics of their ancestors who swam the seas at the same time as dinosaurs. scientists speculate that frilled sharks captureprey by bending its body and lunging forward like a snake and then swallowing its victimwhole. when i say you don’t want to be bitten bythis thing, you really don’t wanna be bitten


by this thing! it’s mouth is lined with 25 rows of sharp,backward-facing teeth…..300 to be exact! the long jaws of the frilled shark are extremelywide, which allow it to swallow whole prey over one-half its size. however, the length and articulation of itsjaws means that it can’t deliver as strong a bite as more conventionally built sharks. squid comprise around 60% of its diet. how the weak-swimming frilled shark capturesfast-moving squid is still up for debate. one possibility is that it takes advantageof injured squid.


alternatively, it may surprise its prey bycurving its body and launching a quick strike forward in the manner of a snake. it may also be able to close its gill slitsand create negative pressure to suck prey into its mouth. hooooolllld upppp!! it’s able to slurp up fish like noodles?! 8 – vampire squid you guys figure out how the vampire squidearned its name? the vampire squid was given its name becauseit’s comfortable living 10,000 feet below


the surface of the water….well, that andplus its cloak-like webb annnnnnnd its red eyes. it usually reaches a maximum total lengthof around a foot, and its gelatinous body can vary in color. depending on the location and the lightingconditions, the body of the vampire squid can be something in the shade of a velvetyjet-black to a pale reddish color. the vampire squid is able to live and breathenormally in the oxygen minimum zone, or omz, at oxygen saturations as low as 3%, whichis an ability that no other cephalopod, and few other animals possess.


a cool thing about it is that it manages tofind its way in total blackness with eyes that are proportionately the largest of anyanimal on earth. this guy knows a thing or two about lightingas well. the vampire squid is almost entirely coveredin light-producing organs called photophores, which allows it to produce disorienting flashesof light ranging from fractions of a second to several minutes in duration! the intensity and size of the photophorescan also be modulated. there’s this cool threat response that thesquid does called the "pumpkin" or "pineapple" posture, where it inverts its caped arms backover the body, making itself look like a large


form covered in fearsome-looking but harmlessspines. the underside of the cape is heavily pigmented,masking most of the body's photophores. the glowing arm tips are clustered togetherfar above the animal's head, diverting attack away from critical areas. if a predator were to bite off an arm tip,the vampire squid would just say whatever dude and just grow a new one! 7 – blobfish the blobfish inhabits the deep waters offthe coasts of mainland australia and tasmania, as well as the waters of new zealand.


it’s typically less than 12 inches in lengthand lives at depths between 2,000 and 3,900 feet where the pressure is 60 to 120 timesas great as at sea level! the blobfish is a so-called lie-and-wait predator,which means that it’ll just lazily stick around with an open mouth until anything ediblegoes into their open jaws, after which they’ll just suck that baby right in. actually, this thing isn’t as ugly underneaththe surface of the water, it looks pretty much just like any other regular fish! its shape changes once it’s out of the waterbecause of its low-density flesh. the blobfish doesn’t have a skeleton, norany muscle.


so the low pressure up above the surface isn’tits best friend because out of the water is where the blobfish gets its desperate, sadlook. but it wouldn’t be able to survive any otherway in the deep depths of the ocean. in september 2013 the blobfish was voted the"world's ugliest animal", based on photographs of decompressed specimens. it was adopted as the mascot of the ugly animalpreservation society, in an initiative quote, "dedicated to raising the profile of someof mother nature’s more aesthetically challenged children". oh c’mon, this guy doesn’t look thaaaatbad!


6 – fangtooth fish the nightmarish fangtooth is among the deepest-livingfish ever discovered. this fish's normal habitat range is normally6,500 feet, but it’s been found swimming at the icy, black depths of nearly 16,500feet! they’re given their name because of theirweird, dangerous looking teeth, however, the fangtooth fish are actually quite small andharmless to humans. there are only two recognized species of thefangtooth fish, and the larger of the two species, the common fangtooth, reaches a maximumlength of just a little over 6 inches. apparently, the fangtooth fish has the largestteeth of any fish in the ocean, proportional


to body size. in fact, their teeth are so large, they cannever close their mouths. hmmm, this kinda reminds me of some peoplethat i know! 5 – stargazer the stargazer is a fish that likes to lookat the stars! okay, that was a really bad joke. really, it’s actually called the stargazerbecause it has eyes on the top of its head! they’re more common than what most peoplethink and they can be found worldwide in shallow and deep saltwater.


the size of the stargazer can range from 7to 35 inches. this fish is known for its unique physicalfeatures as well as its adaptability. apart from its top-mounted eyes, a stargazeralso has a large mouth facing upward. their usual habit is to bury themselves inthe sand, and leap upwards to ambush prey that pass by overhead. on top of that, stargazers are also venomous. they have two large venomous spines, and ifthat’s not enough for you, some species can also even give out electric shocks outof those spines! since the venomous spines can discharge upto 50 volts of electricity, this fish is capable


of harming humans though it’ll rarely attackif undisturbed. stargazers are considered a delicacy in somecultures, as the venom isn’t poisonous when eaten, and they can be found for sale in somefish markets with the electric organ removed. hmmm, i’d definitely try some deep-friedstargazer…... 4 – swellshark the swellshark is a shark that’s found inthe subtropical eastern pacific ocean. it usually lives in areas ranging from thesurface of the water all the way down to around 1500 feet below. throughout its life, it manages to grow toabout 39 inches in length.


during the day, this well-camouflaged sharkhides in the rocks and doesn’t do much. it feeds during the night by actively suckingin some fish or just remaining still with an open mouth and letting prey wander in! ahhhh the good ol’ lie and wait. when the swellshark lays eggs, they lay rubberyegg cases with tendrils at the corners that attaches to rocks and seaweed. this is so the eggs aren’t washed away tothe shore. one of the coolest things about this sharkis the way it acts if it’s feeling endangered. the swellshark will grab onto its tail withits mouth and do some sort of an interesting


ring shape with its body. at the same time, it swallows a huge amountof sea water. because of the swallowed water, the swellshark, well… obviously, swells to twice its normal size! swell sharks do this so predators won’tbe able to pull them out of the crevices they like to hang out in. the ability to swell up is usually associatedin the natural world to the puffer fish found normally in japanese waters but apparently,this shark can do it too. you can see plenty of swellsharks happilycruising in aquariums, but if you see one


in real life, you don’t have to worry, becausethey’re completely harmless to humans. if you happen to run into one by any chance,the swell shark will just remain completely motionless and probably just ignore you. 3 – gulper eel the pelican eel is a deep-sea fish that basicallyno one gets to see except when they’re on youtube or they’re out at the sea, whereit gets occasionally caught in fishing nets. it also goes by the name, pelican gulper,and probably the coolest one of them all, the umbrella-mouth gulper. the gulper eel typically grows to about 2and a half feet in length.


this thing is mostly famous because of itslarge mouth, which is much larger than its body. the mouth is loosely hinged, and it can beopened wide enough to swallow a fish larger than the eel itself! despite the great size of the jaws, whichoccupy about a quarter of the animal's total length, its teeth are very tiny – the gulpereel wouldn’t be able to eat large fish all the time. the large mouth has been theorized to allowthe eel to eat a wider variety of prey when food is scarce and it can also be used likea large net.


the eel swims into large groups of shrimpor other crustaceans with its mouth wide open, scooping them up as it goes. the gulper eel uses whip-like tail movementto swim in water. the end of the tail has an organ with numeroustentacles that glow pink and gives off a red flash here and there, probably to lure prey. unlike many other deep sea creatures, thegulper eel has very small eyes. in fact, it’s thought that the eyes evolvedto only detect faint traces of light rather than actually to see images – i mean, therearen’t many things to look at that deep down anyways!


2 – scaly-foot gastropod even though it looks like a snail ready togo to war, this is actually a deep-sea snail, a vent-endemic gastropod known only from thedeep-sea hydrothermal vents of the indian ocean. it can be found living at depths from 7,800to 9,100 feet and it was only first discovered in april 2001. the best part about the scaly-foot gastropodis its shell. the shell has three different layers thatprotect the snail from predators and the extreme environment it lives in.


even though all layers of the shell are prettycool, the coolest one of them all is the outer layer. it’s about 30 micrometers thick, and it’smade of iron sulfides, in particular, pyrite and greigite. this makes this guy the only metazoan andthe only animal known so far that has a material like that in its skeleton! when the snail’s shell is put under highpressure, the shell cracks around the particles, absorbing energy and blunting and deformingpredators’ claws. the shell thus becomes littered with thousandsof microcracks that not only absorb the shock


but also prevent large cracks from formingon the shell which would have been fatal for the snail. in fact, its shell is so impressive that theunited states military is currently funding research on it in hopes of developing insightsinto new military armor designs! c’mon guys admit it, you didn’t thinka snail could be this tough did you?! 1 – the dumbo octopus the official name is actually grimpoteuthisbut who needs that in their life when you can just call it the dumbo octopus instead? it got its name for its resemblance to thedisney elephant dumbo.


it has unique ear-like fins which spread outfrom the mantle just above the eyes, making it look like a tiny sea elephant with largeears. the dumbo octopus flap these fins to floatabove the ocean floor and move in different directions. that’s the main way they swim around toconserve energy, although they can also swim via jet propulsion like other octopuses, whichis swallowing a large amount of water and then letting it out all at once to push theoctopus forward quickly. the dumbo octopus is a deep sea animal thatlives on the ocean floor at extreme depths of 9,800 to 13,000 feet.


the largest dumbo octopus ever recorded wasalmost 6 feet end to end, and weighed 13 pounds! the average size for most species is 7.9–12in length. however, since this creature hasn’t beenstudied enough, the average weight is still undetermined. most of the time, the dumbo octopus doesn’tdo much – it just hovers above the seafloor looking for snails, worms, and food. can anyone complain about that job? here’s what’s next!

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