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.,...
Here be Dragons

Here be Dragons

Ever see an ancient map with a dragon-like monster drawn way out at sea? “Here be dragons” means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a medieval practice of putting illustrations of dragons, sea monsters and other mythological creatures on...
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...