The deep-sea Pompeii Worm (Alvinella pompejana or "bristle worm"), an extremophile found only at hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean, and the most heat tolerant animal on earth. It was discovered in the early
The squid Gonatus onyx carries around her brood of to eggs for up to nine months. The squid moms have their arms full: While carrying their eggs, they’re stuck swimming with their fins and mantle instead of their much more effective arms.
WATER BEARS IN SPACE! The water bear, or TARDIGRADE, is so small it measures in angstroms, not millimeters. The Swedes sent some into space in The tiny critters survived the vacuum of space, the intense cold and radiation for 8 days!
Fangtooth Fish Photograph by David Wrobel. The fish's normal habitat ranges as high as about feet, but it has been found swimming at icy, crushing depths near feet. Fangtooth fish teeth are the largest, proportionate to body size, of any fish.