7 Amazing Facts About Sea Animals Rarely Known

It is not surprising anymore if the sea becomes one of the places on earth inhabited by a variety of sea animals. Did you know that there is an estimated one million species of animal that lives in there?

Not only that, some animals in the sea are known to have amazing abilities that are rarely even unknown to many children in school.

Like the ability to support predators, find food, to communication.

Now to increase children’s knowledge, the following Popmama.com has summarized 7 amazing facts about marine animals that are rarely known. Come on, see!

Sea Animals

1. Octopus who is good at camouflage to avoid predators

Octopus is one animal that has extraordinary intelligence. Animals that belong to the Cepalopoda group are also known as animals that are good at camouflage.

Reporting from National Geographic, octopus can “unite” with the color and surrounding texture so as not to be seen by predators. In addition, thanks to his soft body, octopus can enter a narrow hole or gap to hide.

Not only the ability to camouflage, octopus also has other abilities to avoid predators.

This animal can spray a thick black ink to the approaching predator. The ink can obscure the view and disturb the sense of smell of the predator.

2. Sea cucumbers that are able to remove their internal organs as a form of self -defense

Animals that are included in the echinodermata phylum have a unique ability to survive predators, you know!

Reporting from National Geographic, if it feels threatened, sea cucumbers will release fluids such as sticky thread and white. The liquid is used to ensnare the enemy.

Although it sounds disgusting, sea cucumbers are also known to be able to release deep organs through the anus as a form of self-defense. This ability is known as eviseration.

3. Mantis shrimp which has sharp claws and champion “boxing”

Although only about 30 cm in size, make sure the child is careful if you are around animals that belong to this group of stomatopods. This is because, Mantis shrimp have two deadly weapons, namely sharp claws and fist blows.

The sharp claws are used to stab prey. Terrible, the claw turned out to be able to cut human fingers, you know!

In addition to sharp claws, Mantis shrimp have a “boxing” that is no less dangerous. This capability is owned by a Mantis shrimp thanks to two additional members, Dactyl Clubs.

Reporting from Mongabay Indonesia, the boxing has a speed of up to 80 kmH or 50 mph in seconds, exceeding the speed of the bullet with a caliber of 22 millimeters.

Speaking of his strength, his fist punch was enough to break the crab shells and shells. Wow, so too!

4. Blue dragon which has a beautiful color but can be very dangerous

The animal which has the Latin name Glaucus Atlanticus is known as the blue dragon or blue ocean snail. This animal which is one type of nudibranch or sea snail, has a bright color, right?

Even though it looks beautiful, but the child should not touch it carelessly!

Reporting from American Oceans, this type of marine snail actually does not have poison or sting. However, this tiny animal is known to store nematocist (stinging capsules) from its prey, namely Portuguese Jellyfish Man O’war.

The sting will later be stored and used as a defense. Interestingly, the sting produced by this sea snail, even stronger than the prey jellyfish.

G. Atlanticus can be found in warm waters in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific, and Indies.

5. Puffer fish with the ability to make their bodies like ‘bubbles’ when threatened

Children who like to watch animated films, may be familiar with this one animal, right?

Puffer fish is known for its ability to make its body large like bubbles when they feel threatened. This enlarged body size makes it difficult for him to be devoured by predators.

In addition, reported by National Geographic, buntal fish contain tetrodoxin, one of the deadly poisons in the world, in its body.

Tetrodoxin is known 1,200 times more toxic than cyanide. The poison of one buntal fish was enough to kill around 30 adult humans.

6. Bumping whales that use air bubbles to catch fish

Hunched whales can be said to be one of the largest animals in the sea because of its body size that can be the size of a bus.

Although large, this hunchback whale turns out to only eat small crustaceans, small fish, and plankton.

This is because hunchback whales are animals that have mouths with filter feeding systems. Hunched whales have a unique way of hunting for prey, which is using bubble netting.

Reporting from live science, a group of whales will use air bubbles to confuse fish. The trick, they will swim in a circle while issuing air bubbles.

Then the other whale will guide the fish from the bottom to get stuck into the trap. The Pope then swimming quickly upwards, then weave it. Very interesting, yes!

7. Dolphins with the ability of echolocation to identify the surrounding objects

One of the amazing abilities possessed by dolphins is the ability to echollect. Echolocation is the ability to remove sound waves which will then be reflected again when crashing into an object. The reflection of the wave allows these animals to identify the surrounding objects.

Reporting from Dolphin World, the ability of dolphins is used as a navigation tool, knowing position and hunting prey, protecting themselves from predators, as well as communication media between people.

The ability of echolocation is supported by a special network on the forehead called melon. The section will help dolphins in focusing and directing the sound produced when echokation.