Deep Sea Freak of the Week
This week’s freak is a Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini), the most common of all hammerheads. The hammerhead is a notable freak not only for its oddly shaped face, but also for the recently discovered fact that it can reproduce by parthenogenesis: “In late 2007 scientists discovered that hammerhead sharks can reproduce asexually through a rare method known as parthenogenesis...
Deep Sea Freak of the Week by Request
Today’s freak is, by special request, the Sea Dragon - a marine fish related to the seahorse. Sea Dragons are only found around the coasts of South Australia and Western Australia, and are noted for their leaf-like protrusions which serve as camouflage. Weedy (or Common) Sea Dragon (Phycodurus eques) Leafy Sea Dragons (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus)
Today we feature the elusive Bigfin Squid family on Deep Sea Freak of the Week. Only two clear pieces of footage of the Magnapinna genus have ever been captured, the most recent of these being taken by a camera mounted on Shell’s Perdido oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. No undamaged adult specimens of the squid have been recovered to date, and very little is known about the creature, other...