At the bottom of Japan’s Suruga Bay lie strange and exotic creatures, including spider crabs (largest crabs in the world), chimeras and lantern sharks.
This remarkable barreleye fish (Macropinna microstoma) has a transparent, fluid-filled dome on its head. This enables its ultra-sensitive barrel-shaped eyes to look directly up or rotate to look forward.
The venomous stonefish are dangerous and can be fatal to humans. Stonefish can be difficult to spot because they camouflage extremely well with their surroundings, so one needs to be careful not to accidentally step on their needle-like spines.
The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is the world’s largest and heaviest bony fish, with an average weight of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). They mainly eat jellyfish, and are preyed upon by sharks, sea lions as well as orcas.
Beautiful video footage of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, which is the second largest aquarium in the world. Whale sharks and manta rays are among the species kept
Yes even fish can fight. Male cichlids look at the size of each other’s mouths to size each other up.
De-stress and drift into space with these hypnotic and exotic creatures. Pure escapism for the soul.