If you haven’t already, check out the Animal of the Month section in the May issue of chickaDEE!
The gulper eel, giant tubeworm, blobfish and Dumbo octopus all have something in common – they love to hang out on the ocean floor!
Here’s a sneak peak of the cool things we love about these deep-sea creatures.
The giant tubeworm isn’t very active. In fact, once it reaches adulthood, this plant-like animal will stay in one spot for the rest of its life!
The Dumbo octopus looks more like a cartoon character than a real creature. In fact, this cute critter was named after Dumbo, the cartoon elephant, because of its close resemblance.
This strange-looking creature depends on chance when looking for food. You’ll find this fellow with its mouth wide-open, waiting for crustaceans, like shrimp, to swim on in!
At first glance, it’s hard to tell that this critter is even alive! That’s because this fish’s body is made up of a squishy, jelly-like material. Slimy stuff!
Click here to see a photo slideshow of other cool animals found in the deep sea.
Remember to check out the May issue of chickaDEE for more on creatures of the deep and other cool ocean-related facts!
I’ll sea you later, readers!