DEEP SEA CREATURES
Deep sea creatures are fish and other creatures that live down in the deepest part of the ocean. It is very cold down at the bottom and there is no sunlight only the light produced by the some of the creatures. Almost every deep sea creature has a cell in their body that makes a light
Whales can dive to about 3,500 feet deep in search of their prey. The Giant squid is one of the very few deep ocean creatures that can visit the ocean surface. The Viperfish have long sharp clear teeth that they use to catch there prey. The Hatchet fish has a light that attracts their prey. Gulper eels have huge heads and mouths so they can swallow their prey easily. They also have elastic stomachs, which allows them to eat fish larger then themselves. Anglerfishes use a light on top of their head to catch their prey. The Rattail fish detects its prey with a whip like tail. A Sea Pen is a little worm like creature that lives and crawls on the ocean floor. Many fish larger than the Sea Pen make it their lunch.
Many deep-sea creatures are black, there for they are easy to see with the light that is produced. But some deep-sea fish and prawns are bright red which makes it hard for them to be caught. Some fish, especially the Hatchet fish and the Lantern fish swim to the top to catch their prey. If a deep-sea fish or creature from the bottom of the ocean to the twilight zone is brought up to the surface, their organs and eyes will explode and they will die. Fish of the deep-sea have a light that they produce from a cell in there body. The light that they produce is a greenish-yellow color.
Only soft body animals can live at those depths such as jellyfish, sea anemones and other soft bodied animals.
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