The lucky one who got the chance to accompany with you guys to discover the world. The ocean always consists of many mysterious things, the ecosystem of it is also diverse as well, giant squid with the length of 13m, sunfish 3.3m long or long sperm whale of 24m, this is shocking isn’t it?
I’ll come with you guys to find out the 10 largest living creatures that are existing with us
Number 10: Giant Pacific Octopus (9.8 meters)
Octopus obviously not too unfamiliar with humans, but what about the 9.8m octopus? This is terrifying, it doesn’t look different than a monster in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean
That is a big octopus – and in fact, the aptly named giant Pacific octopus is the biggest cephalopod of all.
Octopuses are so weird, so wonderful, and so smart – they can open jars, mimic their brethren, solve mazes, and play with toys.
I’ve written about them a lot around here, but I always learn more. For instance, although I knew their arms were smart, how about this?
Two-thirds of an octopus’ neurons reside in its arms, not its head. As a result, the arms can problem solve how to open a shellfish while their owners are busy doing something else, like checking out a cave for more edible goodies. The arms can even react after they’ve been completely severed.
Number 9: Giant Squid (12 meters)
Squid is one of the biggest boneless animals as well as most mysterious sea creature on the world.
The biggest squid on the earth that was ever discovered by scientists had the length of 13m To prove its existence, this giant squid was found at the Sadogashima seashore in Niigata province.
A local stated that he found this giant squid in the fishing net while it was being pulled out in the early morning of January/8th/2014.
This fishing net is used to catch the Amberjack fish, being thrown under the sea with a depth of 70m and is distant 1km away from the seashore.
This giant squid had a length of 4m, weighed 150kg and was identified as a male squid, wow, this is my very first time seeing such a giant squid
Number 8: Oarfish (8 meters)
Total length: 26.25 feet Is it any wonder that the decidedly odd oarfish is often referred to as a sea serpent or dragon?
These guys are long – the longest bony fish that we know of – and live at depths of 3,300 feet. They are rarely seen alive, most of our knowledge of them comes from specimens that have washed ashore.
The top photograph made the hoax rounds when it was said to show U.S. servicemen in Laos during the Vietnam War with a captured “Mekong Dragon.
” In reality, the photograph was taken in 1996 and shows a giant oarfish found on the shore of the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, California.
This guy was 7.0 meters long and weighed 140 kilograms. The image on the bottom comes from Harper’s Weekly and was part of a series called, Monsters of the Sea.
The illustration depicts an oarfish that washed ashore in Bermuda beach in 1860. The 16-foot long fish was originally described as a sea serpent.
Number 7: Japanese Spider Crab (3.7 m)
At over 12 feet in width the Japanese spider crab has nothing on the 120-foot giant who is the longest in the sea… but this is a crab.
It is an arthropod, it is from the same phylum that includes crustaceans, spiders and insects. And it is not only the largest crab or crustacean in the family, but it also holds the title for the largest arthropod of all.
Given that there are some 5 to 10 million species of arthropods on the planet, being king of the realm is pretty impressive.
Number 6: Whale Shark (18.8 meters)
Meet the largest fish in the sea, the beautiful whale shark, Total length: 61.68 feet (18.8 meters).
These majestic giants roam the oceans across the planet, looking for plankton and doing other things that fish do – sometimes even playing with people who love to swim with them.
More whale than shark, these fish are listed as vulnerable, though they are still hunted in some parts of the world.
Number 5: Basking Shark (12.27 meters)
The basking shark is the second largest fish in the modern ocean, that we know of at least. The biggest one on record measured in at over 40 feet.
That is longer than a school bus. And even better, they can weigh up to 8,000 pounds. But not to worry should you come across one while taking a dip in the depths; they are gentle giants with a diet of mostly plankton, fish eggs, and larvae.
Number 4: Sperm Whale (24 meters)
At almost 80 feet in length, the beautiful sperm whale happens to be the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator of all.
If you were to place it on its end and put it on the street, it would be as tall as an 8-story building.
Its clicking call can be as loud as 230 decibels underwater, equivalent to 170 decibels on land, about the loudness of a rifle shot within a few feet of one’s ear.
It has the largest brain of any animal on the planet, more than five times heavier than ours.
Unfortunately for the sperm whale, they were fiercely hunted in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries; whalers sought the spermaceti which was used for candles, soap, cosmetics, lamp oil and many other commercial applications.
Before whaling there was an estimated 1.1 million of them, now only several hundred thousand – which may be a lot compared to other whales in peril, but still disheartening given their once abundant population.
Number 3: Blue Whale (33 meters)
Most of us have seen photos of a glorious, gigantic blue whale. But without something to show their scale, it’s hard to tell just how extraordinarily enormous they are.
Hence, the illustration above. They. Are. Huge. In fact, the blue whale is the largest animal ever known to have existed – even out-sizing dinosaurs.
They weigh up to 441,000 pounds. Their hearts are the size of a car; its beat can be detected from two miles away. At birth they already rank amongst the largest full-grown animals.
I’m sure you’re getting the picture. Because of commercial whaling the species almost went extinct by the 20th century, but thankfully has slowly recovered following the global whaling ban.
That said, they remain endangered and face a number of serious threats including ship strikes and the impacts of climate change.
And now is the most exciting part of the, decoding the most controversial photo. In the photo is a giant fish swimming with the divers that causes many curiosities for people, to explain for this photo, this is a giant fish that was found at the Portuguese coast.
And it is also the giant fish living under the sea that I will be introducing later on. Now, let’s getting back with
Number 2: Ocean Sunfish (3.3 meters)
Also known as a mola mola, the wonderfully weird ocean sunfish is the heaviest of all bony fish. Affectionately called a “swimming head,” the giant fish without a tail has been measured at 10.82 feet and an astonishing 5070 pounds.
And if you’re wondering how a fish without a tail swims, it powers itself by its mighty fins.
Number 1: Lion’s Mane Jellyfish: (36.6 meters)
While the blue whale is the overall-largest king of the sea, the lion’s mane jellyfish goes to the top of the list for being the longest.
And as the longest medusozoa of all, these languid beauties have tentacles that reach an astonishing 120 feet in length.
It’s hard to know why they are graced with such extraordinary appendages. They are said to get tangled in marine debris or with other tentacles, and as they take notably more time to contract, they are more vulnerable to predators with a taste for jellyfish arms.
Regardless, they don’t seem to mind – and if nothing else, it’s earned them a place of distinction with us humans for…. whatever that’s worth. This is amazing, right? Hopefully with the knowledge above, I have successfully fulfilled your curiosity about the diverse ocean somehow.