A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct.:
A species of deep sea dragon fish, Pachystomias microdon, that can see and emit far red light using organs, called photophores, below its eyes. Credit: Edith Widder, Ocean Research & Conservation Assoc.
These strange deep-sea creatures look like they could be characters from a new science fiction film. The menacing fangs of the viperfish make it the Hannibal Lecter of the deep, while the larval anglerfish looks terrified as it swims away. Photographer Norbert Wu snapped the unusual fish as they were raised onto a boat, while on a research expedition. The creatures were netted around 1,000ft below sea level.
Lobsters don’t stop growing for as long as they live so when 20 pounds (9.1 kg) George was captured in 2008, it was clear he is no young boy. Researchers estimate he is about 140 years old and even though he was bought by a sea food restaurant in New York, this old-timer was released to live out the rest of his days in freedom.