25 Of The Rarest Deep Sea Creatures

#24 – Giant isopod

The giant isopod actually refers to any 1 of the 20 main types of isopods. The one we refer to lies within genus called Bathynomus. Like a cockroach of the sea (however not identified with cockroaches), the giant isopod can grow up to 16 inches long in profound waters because of a marvel known as deep sea gigantism. They’re not attractive for fishing because when they get trapped, they’ll usually get scavenged by other creatures before the get recovered. You may be able to see some of these in the Americas or Japan in aquariums.

Written by Omer Eren

Originally from Turkey, Omer has dreams of travel, but his work and social life keeps him grounded. When he’s not browsing through National Geographic and the Discovery Channel online, he’s trying new recipes he’s coming across on the Food Network. Once he finds the time, he plans to make his first trip to Rome because Italian cuisine is his favorite.