Does it ever cross your mind what else might be in the ocean with you? Well I’ll bet it’s none of what you are about to see. Below is the top 13 creatures that might make you think twice the next time you go for a swim!
#13 Water Bear
As the first creatures known to have survived the vacuum of space, these critters are less than 1 mm in length.
#12 Mola Mola
Also known as a sunfish, this largest bony fish in the world averages at a weight of 1 ton!
#11 Red-Lipped Batfish
Looks like she’s all dolled up but there’s no date! Pucker up!
#10 Ribbon Eel
Ribbon eels grow to nearly a foot in length – one can capture but not keep them as they don’t survive well in captivity.
#9 Pink See-Thru Fantasia
Well I’m sure these guys would have zero trouble getting through security at the airport!!
This creature’s ten tentacles protruding from the body, allowing it to taste and smell its surroundings.
#7 Sarcastic Fringehead
Wouldn’t want to get in an argument with this guy!
Never have to guess what’s on his mind!
This bottom-sea-dweller looks a bit sad – he probably doesn’t have much company!
#4 Globin Shark
Clearly didn’t learn to chew before swallowing!
As they pump water through their bodies, they affect the content of carbon in the water – also affecting climate change.
#2 Bobbit Worm
Relative of Lorena?
And for #1…Drumroll…
#1 Comb Jelly
The rainbow/halo affect you see is light reflecting off the hair-like cilia used to propel the creature through the water. Well, thankfully most of these creatures are bottom-dwellers. Remember them the next time you swim – you never know what else might be with you out there…