There are thousands of strange creatures on the earth, some of which look very strange, some of which are very good-looking, some of which can discharge, and some of which can emit light. And today we are going to talk about a very cute and cute deep-sea monster, which is the sunfish.
Have you ever seen this picture, a sunfish was half nibbled by a sea lion and still swimming leisurely there, without a little resistance, let the sea lion slaughter, looking both painful and a little funny. One can't help but wonder:
About what is a sunfish
The sunfish is also called the sunfish, because it likes to bask in the sun, so people also call it the sunfish, and some countries call it the moonfish.
I felt that the sunfish was the product of evolutionary failures, and it looked very strange, as if it had no tail and no body, and it looked like it was nothing but a head. The size of the sunfish is very large, with an average of about 3 meters, the longest can grow to 5.5 meters, and the heaviest weight can exceed 3 tons, which is a veritable giant beast.
Although the sunfish is very large, it has a stupid and cute appearance, it has small eyes, a small mouth, no matter how you look at it, it is so cute, which is why I say it is a cute and cute deep-sea monster.
The sunfish is a carnivorous fish that feeds mainly on jellyfish and plankton, and sometimes small fish and shrimp, provided it can be eaten. Sunfish sometimes like to float on the surface of the sea to bask in the sun, and sometimes dive into the deep sea to rest and wander with the wind.
Many people on the Internet ridicule the sunfish, and arrange the death method of the sunfish clearly, one is more than one.
First, when basking in the sun, because the sun is too strong, the action is slow, and it is too late to go back, resulting in sunburn.
Second, due to bubbles in the water entering the eyes of the sunfish, it is overly nervous and then dies.
Third, because the salt of the sea water leaves spots on the body, it causes a big blow to itself and then dies.
Fourth, when you see a turtle, you are worried that you will collide with the turtle and die of excessive nervousness.
Fifth, seeing a nearby friend die, and then being deeply devastated, and finally dying of grief.
The sixth is more excessive, because the nearby little partner (A), because its little partner (B) died and was deeply hit (A) died, and then also gave itself (C) a big blow and died with it.
The method of death is really more than one excessive, but these are just rumors. Sunfish do like to bask in the sun, but they are not yet sunburned, they come out to bask in the sun to get rid of the parasites on the body, it is said that there are no less than 50 species of parasites on the sunfish. As for what netizens said about being killed because of nervousness, it was more just because of its stupid and cute ridicule, because it was eaten to the point that only half of its body was left and did not know how to resist.
Why is it that the sunfish is only half of its body left, and it does not run away or resist?
Even sea creatures as giant as the sunfish have natural enemies. Intentional killer whales, large sharks already the sea lions we mentioned earlier, will prey on sunfish. When the sunfish encounter predators, they neither resist nor flee, blindly let the predators eat them. Why?
First, it is not that the sunfish does not want to escape, but that its strength does not allow it to run. In our consciousness, the sea turtle is a relatively slow sea creature, but the sunfish is much slower than the turtle, it is simply a snail in the ocean, the speed is pitifully slow, only 0.4 to 0.7m/s. The reason why the sunfish swims slowly is because there is no tail that can drive forward, its tail is just a decoration, we all know that most of the swimming power of the fish is provided by the tail, and the sunfish does not have this function. So the speed is very slow, even if you want to escape, you can't run.
Second, the sunfish is so big, why not resist, even afraid of the little sea lion? The answer is that the sunfish also have no strength to resist. The sunfish is indeed very large, but there is nothing in itself that can be used as a weapon for attack. It only has a cherry mouth, no ability to bite, its tail is even a problem to swim, and it has no attack power, and the pectoral fin is also very small and exquisite, which can only be used to maintain balance, but no attack power. Therefore, even if it encounters a sea lion that is so much smaller than it, there is no room for resistance, and it can only be left to bite.
I feel that the sunfish have no advantages all over the body, they look stupid and cute, they do not have a little attack power, they do not have a little ability to escape, and there are many creatures that can threaten them, so why are the sunfish still alive and well?
The reason why the sunfish did not go extinct is because it also has its own "tricks".
First, the sunfish has a huge body size. The size of the sunfish is very large, the adult sunfish can be up to 5 meters long, the weight can reach 3500 kg, and the skin is very thick, the thickness of the fish skin is close to 10 cm, and the surface layer is also covered with a layer of mucus, very rough. The average predator simply can't bite it, let alone eat it. The mola that the sea lion in front of him eats is nothing more than a juvenile fish.
Second, the meat is really too hard to eat. How hard the meat of the sunfish really is, you can't imagine. The flesh of the sunfish is very poor, and there is thick skin, and the bones are very hard, and predators like killer whales are very particular about eating, and they like to eat some relatively tender things, which can be seen from how picky they are from their predation on the liver of the great white shark. It is even more difficult to arouse interest in the face of a creature with a bad skin and a groove. The sea lion's biting is more of a game act, and it is just an example.
Third, the sunfish are too raw. The sunfish is the most abundant fish in the world, potentially releasing 300 million eggs at once. Of these 300 million eggs, only one in ten million can grow into adulthood smoothly. Even so, if there are 30 sunfish that can grow smoothly at a time, then it will not extinct him.
The real threat to sunfish is not the so-called natural enemy, but humans.
It is said that humans threaten the life of sunfish, not because humans will go to hunt sunfish, on the contrary, even if some fishermen accidentally catch a sunfish and will actively put it back into the sea, the last fishermen want to meet is the sunfish. They are threatened by human pollution of the marine environment.
The sunfish's favorite food is jellyfish and some seaweed floating on the surface of the sea, because their small mouths and slow speed make it difficult for them to catch some small fish and shrimp to fill their hunger. The sunfish will treat the plastic bags floating in the sea as jellyfish and eat them into their stomachs. In this way, they are likely to get stuck in their throats, and after they get stuck, they can no longer eat, and eventually they will starve to death. Even if it enters the stomach smoothly, it cannot be digested, and eventually it will lead to various problems and eventually death.
Therefore, we should all take good care of the environment and the sea, because you don't know how much life there is in the place you can't see, because human beings destroy the environment and face the threat of life.
Write at the end
Although the sunfish look silly and cute, and have no "survival" skills, they have countless offspring, so they can reproduce and grow smoothly.
Finally, tell you a secret about the sunfish. According to relevant studies, sunfish will secrete a special substance, which can help other marine fish treat injuries, is not very powerful. However, this guy can't treat himself, because he has no less than 50 kinds of parasites on his body, and he has to rely on basking in the sun on the surface of the sea and letting birds help it get rid of insects.
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