20 Beautiful Animals That Live Under The Sea

Most people never really get a chance to experience the incredible array of fauna that the Earth has to offer beyond visiting one’s local zoo or watching the Discovery Channel. Plenty go their entire lives without any knowledge of the kind of bizarre and fantastic creatures that grace our oceans and seas. Below is but a small sampling of the kind of beauty that the wondrous world beneath our waves has to offer in the way of vertebrates and invertebrates.

Glaucus Atlanticus

Aptly bearing the common name of Blue Dragon, this sea slug is but one example of the array of magically beautiful invertebrates that inhabit our oceans. Most often found in the waters off the coast of South Africa, divers lucky enough to spot these lovely little guys should stay wary of its powerful sting.

Sarcastic Fringehead

Their name might make you dismiss them as uninteresting, but this fish’s name has nothing to do with its nature. Found on the American west coast, fringeheads can grow up to a foot in length and tend to be very vicious.