The biggest inhabitants of the sea
The largest animal
The largest living creature in the world blue, he’s blue, kit. It can reach a length of 33 meters, and weight — 150 tons. In 1947 in the Antarctic waters was caught a female blue whale weighing 190 tonnes. The average size of this species is also impressive: 100-120 tons weight and 22-24 meters in length. Blue whales feed on plankton.
The largest predator
The sperm whale is the largest predator on the planet. The length of the large sperm whales-the males can reach 20 meters and weighs 70 tons. In 1950 about the Kuril Islands was captured sperm whale, whose length was 20.7 meters. Females are smaller, they can grow up to 13 meters length and 30 tons weight. In the diet of sperm whales includes squid, octopus and fish.
The biggest fish
The whale shark is the largest fish. Although it is believed that the whale shark can reach 15 meters in length, the largest caught instance, included in the Guinness Book of records was “only” 12,65 m in length, 7 meters in girth the thickest part of the body and weighed about 15-20 tons. Like the blue whale, the whale shark feeds on plankton.
The largest predatory fish
The largest predatory fish — the great white shark or carcharodon. Its length can exceed 6 metres and a weight of 1900 pounds. It is believed that one of the largest white shark was caught in the 1930-ies near the coast of Canada. Her length was 11.3 m. In the diet of white sharks includes fishes, including other sharks, squid and even dolphins. In addition, the white shark is considered one of the most dangerous for human predators.
The longest sea snake
The largest sea serpent — spiral Lastovo, one species of sea snakes. Its length can exceed 2.7 meters. Spiral lactococci, like all sea snakes, it feeds on fish, cephalopods and crustaceans.
The heaviest marine reptile
Marine reptiles from the highest weight the leatherback turtle. On average, it varies from 250 to 550 pounds, and the weight of the heaviest leatherback turtles measured exceeded 916 kilograms. Body length of this species averages 130-180 cm and the largest measured specimens have reached three meters. These reptiles eat jellyfish, molluscs, algae, crustaceans and small fish.
The largest invertebrate
The largest invertebrates — a giant and colossal squid. It is believed that one of the largest giant squid was brought ashore in Newfoundland in 1878. The length of its tentacles was 10.7 meters and the body length is 6.1 meters. The usual sizes of the giant squid are 6-13 meters. However, it is believed that colossal squid can be larger. However, while scientists had to deal with just a small number of representatives of this species. In 2003, he was a very young caught a huge squid weighing 450 kilograms. Based on its size, scientists came to the conclusion that in adulthood he would weigh about 750 pounds. For comparison: the average weight of a giant squid is approximately 200 pounds.
The diet of these giant squid are fish and invertebrates.