Humans have always wondered with fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the sea. In this book, Erich Hoyt explores the strange and hostile environment where what appears weird is the norm. The photographers took long cruises acreoss the oceans to capture and record these little-known creatures.
Inside these pages you will look with fear and fascination at 50 of the oddest animals you will ever meet – weird creatures such as the carnivorous comb jelly, the lantern-carrying depp-sea dragonfish, the jewel squid with giant eyes and the dancing jellyfish. Each of these has dapated to a life in total darkness, exposed to incredible pressure and intense cold. Many use light-producing organs and pigment cells to communicate, watch for predators and attract and deceive their prey.
Informative captions relay the stories behind the patterns of light, the transparent bodies and the toothsome wide-open jaws. The wonder and extraordinary weirdness of what lives in the deep sea, so far away from us and yet so close, will start to become familiar with this book.