Ice is cool and all, but it has one huge drawback – it melts. And the supposedly “never-melting” Arctic ice is at its core just that – ice, crystallized H2O. And as the temperature continues to rise, thanks to the numb-nuts running the freon factories, and us, a bit smaller, yet still numerous, driving petroleum-powered cars. Little by little we’re destroying what’s left of our planet, but at least that’s what helped discover some of the weird stuff going on deep inside the Arctic glaciers. Prepare to have your mind blown!
1. Enormous Sea Spiders
In case you thought you were safe from spiders underwater… sorry to burst your bubble, but you’re not getting away that easily. Especially if you’re about to dive in the Arctic/Antarctic circle (or somewhere in the Caribbean, or Mediterranean seas). The ones living in colder waters are a great example of Polar gigantism. These beasts can grow up the 30-35 inches. At the very least, these monsters mean no harm to us, and are closer to lobsters than tarantulas.
2. The Weird Chimaera Fish
This creature is one of the most remarkable fish in the world, and it doesn’t even look all that important. Why is it so elusive then? Well, that’s probably because it likes to swim around at 660-8500 feet deep. Because of its elongated schnoz, the marine biologists are calling it the Pinocchio fish. Oh, and also, if you decide to swim around with this dude, be wary of its dorsal fin, as it has a venomous spike, so no heavy petting.