Diving Bell Spiders

Diving Bell Spiders

Can you imagine a spider that can dive under water and stay there? It’s like a submarine spider but even cooler! Think about that the next time you go swimming in the local pond. Read on: The diving bell spider or water spider (Argyroneta aquatica) is one of the...
Slime Eels

Slime Eels

You like slime? Boy do these little critters like to make it! How about eating dead creatures… from the inside out? Read on: HAGFISH ARE ALSO known as slime eels, thought they are not eels. They belong to the class Agnatha, fish without jaws. There are an...
Leviathan

Leviathan

Up from the depths… Leviathan (/lᵻˈvaɪ.əθən/; Hebrew: לִוְיָתָן, ModernLivyatan, TiberianLiwyāṯān) is a huge creature referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament. This word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. In literature (e.g.,...
Japanese Giant Hornet

Japanese Giant Hornet

You should read about how these nasty hornets can get “cooked” when they pick on the wrong guy. You have to read this! The Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica) is a subspecies of the world’s largest hornet, the Asian giant hornet (V....
Stargazer Fish

Stargazer Fish

Go ahead, wish upon a star. Just don’t step on one. The stargazers are a family, Uranoscopidae, of perciform fish that have eyes on top of their heads (hence the name). The family includes about 51 species (one extinct) in eight genera, all marine and found...
Viperfish

Viperfish

Okay, yes. There are a lot of deep sea fish that look sorta like cousins to each other. Granted. They just look so nasty/cool that it seems worth listing some of the subtle differences and including them in the pantheon of living monsters. Besides, just because you...