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Hardly Anyone’s Heard of These 8 Weird Sea Creatures, but You’ll Want to Be Aware of Them



Next time you’re at the beach, keep an eye out for these unusual creatures.
1. Tripod Fish

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The tripod fish stands on three fins. It can reproduce by itself because it has both female and male reproductive organs.
2. The Googly-Eyed Glass Squid

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The Googly-Eyed Glass Squid fills itself with water to appear larger and more intimidating to predators. It can also glow in the dark.
3. Nudibranch


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The nudibranch is a snail with no shell. They come in a variety of colors and shapes. Some of them are toxic and produce their own poisons.
4. Terrible Claw Lobster

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This lobster is actually very small, but it’s front claw is as long as it’s entire body.
5. Christmas Tree Worm

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The worm’s feeding crowns are what form its spiral cone shape, which is how it got its name. They come in a variety of colors and attach themselves to coral reefs.
6. Geoduck

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Geoduck is actually pronounced “gooey duck.” They’re clams with small shells that can live for up to 160 years.
7. Leafy Sea Dragon

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The Leafy Sea Dragon is a close relative of the sea horse. It’s appendages allows it to camouflage into different plants. It uses a small transparent fin to propel itself through the water.
8. The Exquisite Sea Urchin

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There are 700 different species of sea urchin. This is a photo of two sea urchins skeletons stacked on top on one another.



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