In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.”
This challenge is a fun one for me because I love finding the creepiest things in the ocean to share with my landlocked friends. This image is of a critter called a “skeleton shrimp.” It is an isopod that is only about half an inch tall. This one is a mother, and she is carrying all her creepy children on her back, arms, legs, and head.
This one is also a skeleton shrimp, only he is baby-less.
If that’s not creepy enough for you, the image below is of a fish called a Stargazer, that buries itself in the sand until its prey comes by, then it strikes and swallows the unfortunate critter whole.
Oh, and did you know that the ocean has spiders too?
The “Hairy Squat Lobster” is a creep as well .
And finally, the snake eel, which buries it’s entire body in the sand and only peeks out a few inches to watch for a passing meal.
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