A Dozen of Creepy Sea Creatures Hiding under a Stone
Looking at this stone, nobody can imagine that there are about a dozen of creepy or even scary sea creatures underneath.
One may think that there are octopi that sought refuge under this stone but when overturned, many brittle star were uncovered. There were more - we also found a sea cucumber, a sea urchin and a crab.
Among these creatures, the brittle star appears to be the most interesting. This creature would deliberately shed off its arms in order to evade a predator or pursuer. It has the ability to easily degenerate its arms.
There are more than 2000 species of brittle star that exists at the moment. Wow! Have you seen one? Some of these 2000 species are hermaphroditic. So interesting!