I met a new friend on my way back up from the deep ocean. Before I tell you who I’m with, I will give you a hint.
His name has something in common with the guy in the picture above. It’s a big name for a small animal. He is usually less than 1 foot long. He has webbing between his eight legs. There are spines along his legs. They make this animal look even scarier!
He lives in the deep, dark sea. He has organs that produce light. When a predator approaches him, he can flash the light from those organs. This helps to distract the predator so he can swim away. He has very big eyes, which also help him see in the dark.
Predator – an animal that attacks another animal, usually for food.
Photophores – organs that produce light.
He can also turn inside out to protect himself. This puts those spines on the outside to keep attackers away!
Who do you think I’m with? Can you use the clues I gave you to figure out what he is called? I’ll give you the answer soon. Happy hunting!