Strangest Deep-Sea   Plants in the World


Creator: Suneha Mishra

          Giant Kelp
 (Macrocystis pyrifera)

This seaweed is not only one of the largest marine plants in the world, but it also has a unique growth pattern that can reach up to 200 feet.

          Sea Grapes             (Caulerpa lentillifera)

This unusual plant looks like a bunch of small green grapes and is commonly eaten as a delicacy in Japan and other parts of Asia.

    (Riftia pachyptila)

These strange, tube-shaped plants are found near hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor and have adapted to survive in extreme environments.

         Red Algae                    (Corallinales)

This type of algae forms hard, calcified structures that look like coral and can be found in deep water habitats around the world.

             Sea Pen                    (Pennatulacea)

These plant-like creatures have a feather-like appearance and can grow up to three feet tall.

          Black Coral                   (Antipatharia)

This deep-sea coral gets its name from its black color and is often used in jewelry.

        Glass Sponge               (Hexactinellida)

These sponges have a delicate, glass-like appearance and can form huge structures on the ocean floor.

Deep Sea Vents (Chemosynthetic Ecosystems)

These ecosystems are plant-looking communities of bacteria that use chemicals from hydrothermal vents to produce energy.

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