Today I am thrilled to have my very funny daughter Bee guest posting for me again, writing about her favourite sea creatures!
5 things it’s hard to believe actually exist – by Bee Richards
One of my Favourite Things is under the sea creatures. Simply because most of them look like aliens and are definitely a way cooler example of evolution than humans. I admire them. If there was some kind of octopus worshipping cult I would probably join it. I became a vegetarian after I held a newborn lobster (in a little pot) and then a few days later ate a whole crab and felt really guilty. That experience pretty much scarred me for life. I even made my Mum adopt a marine turtle on my behalf to make up for the ripping apart a dead crab thing.
Anyway, I’m going to show you some of the most fascinating creatures that reside at the bottom of the big blue…
1) Bobtail Squid
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. Now that’s a chemical reaction and a half. Look:
How pretty is that? And it produces its own light. Imagine having that on your CV. They are also knows as “dumpling squid” or “stubby squid” which is adorable.
2) Turritopsis nutricula – the immortal jellyfish
That’s right, it’s immortal. Through cell development it can actually change itself back into a baby jellyfish before it dies. Makes humans seem pretty useless to be honest.
3) Gulper Eel
This Eel lives at the bottom of the ocean and has an elastic stomach so that it can swallow fish and other creatures bigger than itself. It would probably win any “Man vs. Food” type challenge out there.
4) Sea Anemone
Look like plants, are in fact animals. They prey on other animals, have a digestive system and a nervous system, but they look like something that would grow on an undiscovered planet in a sci-fi film. Creepy but cool.
Just keep swimming…
This post was produced in association with Ladbrokes and their new octopus based slot game – I’m not sure any of these under the sea creatures will be able to play it, what with having no thumbs or anywhere to put their change or anything, but thank you Ladbrokes!