The Colossal Squid

The colossal squid is believed to be the largest species of squid in existence – even bigger than the giant squid. However very little is known about the colossal squid with only a handful of specimens ever having been caught. It has never been observed in its natural...

The Yeti Crab

Kiwa hirsuta, dubbed the ‘Yeti Crab’ by those who discovered it in 2005 deep in the South Pacific Ocean, is around 15cm long and is distinguished by the large quantity of blonde bristles (technically called setae) which cover its legs and claws. The...

Why Nemo’s Dad Was Really His Mum

The movie Finding Nemo is a relatively simple story about parental love, a quest, and children finding their way in the world. Thankfully (as a parent of young children) the producers decided not to be scientifically accurate, otherwise things could have become a...

Pink See-Through Fantasia

The Pink See-Through Fantasia is a sea cucumber that can be found in the Celebes Sea, 2,500 meters below the surface.They are propelled by the webbed structures underneath their bodies.