The depths of the ocean are jam-packed with weird and wonderful creatures — great, small, hairy, ugly, colorful and alike. We were hard-pressed to pick just six, but here are some of lesser known and most amazing oceanic creatures of the seas:
Amazing Oceanic Creatures: Axolotl
The Axolotl is a species of salamander that fails to undergo full metamorphosis, retaining qualities from the larvae stage into their adult phase. The species is generally found in Mexico,and is named after an Aztec term that means ‘water doll’.
Axolotl’s are characterized by five colors (mottled black/green, white, gold, black, albino), long tails, a fin from the back of the head to the tail, four lizard-like legs, feathery gills and the ability to regenerate limbs. People tend to keep Axolotl’s as pets.
Amazing Oceanic Creatures: Yeti Lobster
The Kiwa Hirsuta, more commonly known as Yeti Lobster, was discovered in March 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. The crustacean is covered in silky blond setae that resembles fur and is thought to be blind because of the lack of pigment in its eyes. The hairy pincers are used to detoxify the poisonous minerals in the water where it lives.