Planet Earth is home to some truly majestic creatures big and small, each unique in its own special way. When it comes to the deep sea, however, the lowest layer of the ocean is home to a few very strange beings, creatures that look unlike anything we’re used to seeing. While it is true that most sea creatures live close to the surface, you will find life thriving as deep as 1,800 meters deep or even more. Over the next few minutes, we’ll take a look at the ten strangest deep sea creatures in the world, creatures most of you probably didn’t even knew existed before now.
The squat lobster was discovered during the same dive that found the polychaete worms, about 1400 meters under the sea. Scientists had already discovered similar squat lobsters, but this particular species had never been seen before that particular point in time. Squat lobsters live as deep as 5,000 meters in the seas. They have large front claws and compressed bodies which make them stand out among most sea creatures. They feed on dirt, debris, waste, and algae. They can either be scavengers or predators depending on the abundance of food.