Bet you didn't know that a White Shark's skin is literally made of tiny teeth, and just petting one can draw blood. Did you know, that no one knows how, or where great white's mate? No one knows how long they live, either. Or how big they get. They are one of the world's greatest predators and we don't know basic information about them. We do know, however, that a great white is usually about 18 feet long, eight feet wide, and six feet deep.
Okay, but how about blue whales? Freaking BLUE WHALES! They are the largest creatures on earth! They are over a hundred feet long, and weigh almost 200 tons! And they are just floating around in the ocean. If they ran into you, they wouldn't even feel it.
Did you know that no one knew how Humpback whales mated until the '80's when some bloke spotted them? FYI: they do their mating in threesomes, with one acting like an assistant. They're too big to MATE on their own.
And just so we are all aware: whales don't usually leap out of the water like Shamu just because. It's actually a way to get rid of parasites. Mmmm!
Urchins crawl on the ocean ground, they don't just sit there.
Shrimp can live in highly toxic and polluted waters. And we're EATING them. Seriously, have we ever really looked at a live shrimp? Who decided to eat it?
And jellyfish! Are they an animal or an element? One type of jellyfish gets up to 100 feet wide! And they usually end up eating each other.
Seals are not the cute cuddly things you see on greeting cards. They are huge, dirty balls of blubber that hiss when you get too close. Hiss. They eat rocks. No one knows why, but they freaking eat rocks. And they have flies that live in their anus'.
(I do, however, find this picture hilarious)
Maybe I'm overreacting. But I can't help being freaked out by the fact that their are monsters living among us. Monsters that are so elusive, we don't know basic things about their lifestyles. That's crazy to me. And also terrifying. And alluring. But really terrifying.