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A Big Bad Super Monsters

Kaiji is certainly one of the staples in the Japanese culture with millions of people believing that mosnters exist and that Godzilla is not as fictional as other people think. Locals are easy to be disturbed with news about monsters who emerge from waters. When a simple fisherman pulled a huge animal from the ocean, everyone started blaming the NPP. However, the wolfish was just a very old specimen that just happened to grow to a very big size. It was not a mutant. The amount of radiation released after the tragedy is not enough to force a mutation in local fish.

A Horrifying Many-Handed Star

The perfect amount of limbs for a starfish is 5. When there are more strange formations on the body of a starfish, something went wrong. However, starfish is not only 1 species. In fact, there are multiple animals that relate to this class of underwater creatures and some of them are weirder than others. Scientists call one species a Sunflower star. These animals are way better “equipped” and have up to 30 arms that are used to move around quicker than their 5-legged brethren. The first of their kind were found over 20 years ago.

Hey have bony, calcified skin. There skin protects them from most predators. They wear many diffrent colors that camouflage them or scare off preditors.There are no freshwater sea stars, and only a few live in brackish water.

A Rainbow Lobster

In rare cases, you can catch a semitransparent lobster. This is a very rare yet naturally occurring mutation that happens very rarely. In fact, only 1 in 100 million of lobsters has this property. Their shell may diffract the light and they not only look like made of glass but also can seem to be colored like a rainbow depending on lighting.

One of the core reasons is that the mutation alters some of the physiological processes in the organism and make it develop less pigment turning the shell into a crystal-like armor. Talk about princes in shiny armor. Interestingly enough, even bad nutrition can cause such a drastic change in the exterior. For example, a lobster that cannot feed on its favorite source or protein – shrimp – will quickly lose some of its natural tint due to not receiving enough of astaxanthin which is the red pigment.

Most of us probably don't know that live lobsters can come in a variety of colours. Rare colours of lobster include blue, yellow, orange, white and even split-coloured lobsters. Now, we might add "rainbow" to the list, thanks to Capt. Chad Graham of Brier Island, who discovered one rare specimen last year. According to the CBC, the photo he snapped is now apparently the leading favourite in a "Craziest Crustacean" photo contest that's being held by a car dealership in Nova Scotia.

The rainbow lobster, which has also earned the nickname of "The Technicolor Dream Lobster”, was found off the shore of St. Mary’s Bay. During the flurry of activity on the boat, Graham managed to snap a quick photo, before measuring and tossing it back into the sea, as the little guy was shorter than desired; Canada's Department of Fisheries and Ocean doesn't allow fishermen to keep lobsters with a body length less 82.5 mm (3.25 inches).

It was only after Graham got home and saw the picture that he took that he realized how unusual this lobster was - primarily purple with iridescent streaks of white, yellow and blue. It's the photo of this critter that's currently leading in the photo contest, with hundreds of Facebook likes.

But looking at the submissions, the variety of weird lobsters is mind-boggling: other photos include split-toned lobsters, calico-coloured lobsters, even a lobster with a strange crown-like growth on its head, and a set of conjoined lobsters.

Everybody who lives down here grew up around lobsters their whole lives. There are people seeing crazy stuff that they've certainly never seen before.... People just didn't know there could be that many variations of lobsters.

A Rainbow Lobster

The variations in lobster colouring are apparently due to the levels of certain pigments, or chromatophores, in its shell. A reddish lobster might have more red pigment or astaxanthin, but a blue one will have more crustacyanin or blue pigments.[1]

[1] During the preparation of the article were used the materials of the site https://www.treehugger.com/animals/nova-scotia-craziest-crustacean-rainbow-lobster.html