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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
4 Ancient Sea Monsters Still Alive Today
Original source : http://www.doubleviking.com
Posted : November 2013
Author : Damien
Some of the coolest creatures from prehistoric times lived
in the sea. Giant, razor-toothed fish that could eat a great white whole made
our seas and oceans look incredibly tame by comparison. Luckily though, some
never left, and the waters of our planet remain as mysterious and exciting as
Predating the dinosaurs, these slimy sea denizens have a lot to brag about; you
don’t survive for over 300 million years by accident. They have virtually no
known natural predators, due to living in the deepest abysses, and because of
the viscous slime they produce which damages any who try to prey on them. They
have one skull, two brains and no spine, leaving many scientists baffled as to
how to categorize them. They spend their days feeding on the carcasses that
sink to the ocean floor, so if you happen to take a trip to Davy Jones’ locker,
this is what’ll be picking your bones clean.
Thought for a long time to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs, a live
specimen was discovered in South Africa
in 1938, and a totally different coelacanth species was caught in Indonesia in
1992. These ancient creatures can grow to be well over 6 foot in length, and
can even feed on sharks. Because they are so endangered, and due to the fact
that they live in deep, dark waters, it is extremely rare to see one.
So hey, ancient fish are scary. Alligators are scary, too. So nature for some
reason decided to combine the two. This fish can grow up to 13 foot in length,
and can weigh as much as 440lbs, making it the largest freshwater fish in North America. Despite being a freshwater fish, don’t
think that being at sea will save you; alligator gar can enter the sea too.
One of the most primitive sharks alive today, the frilled shark is as old as
the dinosaurs. These ancient sharks are so rare that they have only recently
been filmed alive, most are dead or dying when they are found. They live in
deep waters and eat squid, and they can grow to be well over 6 foot in length.
To survive as an apex predator for so long, through all the evolutionary
changes, and still be able to survive and thrive in the sea is an extremely
impressive feat that this prehistoric monster can claim.