Thursday, November 01, 2018

Sea Spiders



Sorry, arachnophobes. Spiders exist even in the deepest parts of the ocean. Though they typically measure just a centimeter or less, Pycnogonids in the deep sea grow much bigger by literally sucking the juices out of jellyfish and sea anemones with their straw-like mouths. Fun fact: Their bodies are so small that parts of their digestive tract extend into their legs.

The Monterey Bay Acquarium Research Institute

Ugh. Can't avoid spiders.

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8 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Yikes!

Jan said...

Spiders are our friends.

Comedy Plus said...

I didn't know there were sea spiders. Well until now. No you can't escape spiders. Bugger.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

cube said...

Granny Annie: My feelings exactly.

cube said...

Jan: Spiders are our ugly friends ๐Ÿคจ

cube said...

Comedy Plus: Bugger is right.

messymimi said...

Yes, i know i’m odd, being an arachnophile. The idea of sea spiders appeals to me.

cube said...

Messymimi: OK. I don't mind sea spiders because, frankly, I'm never going to find one in my garage, i.e., spider grand central station. In my science studies, my brain knows full well the beneficial role spiders play in the Earth's ecosystem, but my chicken self doesn't appreciate them and doesn't want them anywhere near me.