New animal species are always exciting to behold because we get so jaded when we believe we know every species when, in reality, there are countless more types of creatures to be discovered. The ocean proves this point again and again, and we've barely scratched the surface, so to speak, in really exploring their depths.
Just off the coast of Costa Rica, a new subspecies of sea snake has been discovered and it's extra interesting because of the way it hunts. It hangs down from the surface like a snake chandelier before springing down upon its prey like a loaded spring trap. Fish just don't see it coming from above and it takes total advantage of their obliviousness.
What cool animal finds have you stumbled upon this week?
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