18 Biggest Creatures On Earth That Lurk Beneath Ocean Floor. Mindblowing

18 Biggest Creatures On Earth That Lurk Beneath Ocean Floor. Mindblowing

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Ocean comprises major part of earth. Yet it’s not explored beyond 10% and what lies in the remaining is a mystery. Below is a small piece on the biggest creatures that live in ocean.

Blue Whale

98 Feet Tall, 200 tons in weight. Right side is a bluewhale skull.

Giant Squid

59 feet in length and 900KG in weight

Giant Isopod

This Giant Isopod has a maximum weight and length of approximately 3.7 lbs. (1.7 kilograms) and 30 inches (76 centimeters) respectively

Fin Whale

This grows to  89.5 ft. (27.3 meters) long and weighing nearly 82 short tons (74 tonnes), second biggest after blue whale

Giant Pacific Octopus

This cephalopod grows bigger and lives longer than any other octopus species. The size record is held by a specimen that was 30 feet (9.1 meters) across and weighed more than 600 pounds (272 kilograms).

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Oceanic mantas are the largest type of ray in the world. They can grow to a width of 30 ft. (9 meters) and can live for 20 years.

Southern Elephant Seal

Males can be over 20 feet (6 meters) long and weigh up to 8,800 pounds (4,000 kilograms).

Giant Sperm Whale

Mature male sperm whales may reach 67 ft. (20.5 metres), with the head representing up to one-third of its length. The sperm whale is capable of diving to depths of 7,380 ft in search of squid, its favorite prey.

Giant Oarfish

The giant oarfish starts out small but grows up to be the longest bony fish alive, achieving lengths of up 11 m (36 ft) in length.

Giant Tube Worm

These worms can reach a length of 7 ft 10 in (2.4 meters) and their tubular bodies have a diameter of 1.6 in. (4 cm).

Caribbean Barrel Sponge

This impressive sponge may live for 100 years and grow to over 6 feet tall and/or 6 feet in diameter.

Lions Mane Jelly Fish

The largest recorded specimen, found washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870, had a bell (body) with a diameter of 7 ft 6 in (2.3 metres) and tentacles 120 ft (37 m) long.

Whale Shark

The largest confirmed specimen had a length of 41.50 ft. (12.65 m) and a weight of more than 47,000 lb (21.5 metric tons).

Giant Sea Star

This species of sea star lives along the western coast of North America from Southern California to British Columbia. It can grow as large as 24 in (61 cm) in diameter.

Japanese Spider Crab

The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 12 feet (3.8 meters) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm or 16 in (carapace width) and the whole crab can weigh up to 42 lbs (19 kilograms).

Portugese Man-Of-War

Although its body is generally only about 12 in (30 cm) long, and 5 in (12.7 cm) wide, its tentacles can extend up to 165 ft (50 m)

Giant White Shark

A mature great white shark grow can up to 21 ft. (6.4 m) in length and 7,328 lb (3,324 kg) in weight)

Giant Clam

This bottom-dwelling behemoth is the largest mollusks on Earth, capable of reaching 4 feet (1.2 meters) in length and weighing more than 500 pounds (227 kg). Once it fastens itself to a spot on a reef, it stays there for the rest of its life.

H/T Distractify
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