Spiders in the Sea

Hi, Mr. Nature here–and here are some critters which most of you have never heard of, let alone thought about.

“Sea spiders” aren’t really spiders. In fact, scientists aren’t quite sure what they are, exactly. There are thousands of species of them, all over the world–but who noticed?

Look at them closely, and you’ll wonder how they can live. They seem to be mostly a bunch of disembodied legs. It’s even more surprising to learn that the male sea spiders take care of the eggs and hatchlings. Where is the brain on this thing? Where are the vital organs? Well, just sort of stuck on, here and there.

I find them interesting as a very little-known detail of God’s creation, which is more complicated than we can possibly imagine. We’ll never know the whole of it; but that only adds to the pleasure we can take from it.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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