A new carnivore shaped like a candelabra has been spotted in deep ocean waters off California's Monterey Bay. The meat-eating species was dubbed the "harp sponge," so-called because its structure resembles a harp or lyre turned on its side.
Cymothoa exigua, or the tongue-eating louse.The parasite severs the blood vessels in the fish's tongue, causing the tongue to fall off. It then attaches itself to the stub of what was once its tongue and becomes the fish's new tongue.
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