In case you haven't been following all the strange animals discovered recently, National Geographic has a great end-of-year roundup. For instance, there's the below Squidward, er, sorry, Squid Worm, found via remotely operated vehicle about 1.7 miles under the Celebes Sea. The four-inch-long creature turned out to be the first member of a new family in the Polychaeta class of segmented worms.

Or how about the tube-nosed fruit bat—which became a Web sensation as "Yoda bat."

Check out the whole list over on the National Geographic Web site.