Most people see sharks as terrifying creatures, but even so, Shark Week specials on the Discovery Channel always spike people’s interest in these fascinating creatures, as do movies like The Meg, and Jaws. While sharks may have a scary appearance, there are more creatures in the deep that are a lot more dangerous than these predators. In fact, shark attacks are pretty rare. If you enjoy surfing, scuba diving or any other sports that keep out in the deep blue sea, keep an eye out for these sea creatures.
These sharks are solitary, nocturnal hunters. They are also known for having the widest food spectrum of all sharks, they eat fish, squid, turtles, sea snakes, dolphins, crustaceans, seals, birds, and even other smaller sharks. If you ever run into one, don’t panic, but veer away.
The beauty of a Lionfish is captivating, with its blend of fiery red-orange color and striking rays for fins. They are extremely poisonous. When threatened it can inject lethal poison through its beautiful stingers, which can be an excruciatingly painful experience.
We are often drawn by the beauty of corals when we dive. They are colorful and vivid, but be cautious of the Stone Fish. This is one of the most poisonous creatures in the deep sea. Sometimes we can’t tell that they’re right in front of us because they are camouflage with their surroundings, hiding in plain sight, therefore people who have been stung by them usually weren’t even aware of their presence. Stone Fish, however, are not aggressive.
It is best to stay away from the blue-ringed octopus when you see one, or it’ll activate its defense mechanism. You will know it feels threatened by your presence when it starts to display blue rings all over its body. A small sting is all it needs to inject its venom, which can be deadly. Better to appreciate its beauty from a safe distance when diving.