Strange Sea Creatures
One reason for the massive size of coconut crabs is that they continue to grow all through their lives – which can span 60 years! So the bigger a crab, the older it is. Although they are not the largest species of crab (there are bigger specimens in the ocean, with the Japanese spider crab the largest of all living arthropods), they are certainly the largest that live on land.
King of Herrings
The Oarfish is a rare, solitary, and giant denizen of the ocean depths (arguably larger than a Whale Shark. (The Oarfish,17m as opposed to the Whale Shark, 12.96m in the Guinness Book of World Records.)) and is a filter feeder, comfortable cruising at depths of 200 m. Mistakenly named for its prominent pectoral oars with which it was thought to 'row', it undulates serpentlike with its dorsal fins and has been seen orienting itself vertically.
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(when I first saw this I thought it was a Japanese toy...not a living fish!!! kd) The Red Gurnard (Chelidonichthys spinosus)is one of 100 different species of Sea Robins, or Gurnards. These fantastic fish are normally found on the sea floor at depths of around 660 ft. They have a special set of 'wings,' which are actually just beautiful pectoral fins, that allow them to "fly" through the water. They also possess six spiny feet that allow them to walk across the ocean floor in search of food.