Whether or not you love the great oceans, there are so many species out there that give people the creeps. When you see them, you either have goosebumps from being in awe or from being terrified. But that should not discourage you from exploring the sea or taking on scuba diving lessons if you wanted to. Although some of these creatures may accidentally hurt you, most of them are pretty harmless. Plus, they’re just as terrified as you. Imagine a fish suddenly flopping around in your home, wouldn’t you be weirded out too? We can all try to be a little understanding of the nature of these creatures, and here are some of those creatures:
This will most probably give you nightmares. And I’m not trying to insult the fish, it’s just to differentiate from another terrifying anglerfish. I really don’t want to sound like I am trying to be mean but it’s just facts. This creepy-looking, but still beautiful, creature has needle-like teeth with an antenna, or rather, an appendage that sticks out of the top of its head. This appendage contains light-producing bacteria that the anglerfish uses to attract prey.
Okay, on to this one. This species might be familiar to those who loved watching “Finding Nemo”. An anglerfish is shown chasing Marlin and Dory and gets stuck on the goggles they were bringing along. Even in the movie, although it was a kids’ movie, it was and is still terrifying.
The reason why it is called a ghost fish is because of it’s translucent scale-less skin and strange, almost hollow-like, colourless eyes. It was spotted in July of 2016 and scientists were baffled at the sight of translucent species of fish.
This species of fish is quite large and long, they can grow up to 36 feet and they have no visible teeth. It is actually considered as one of the longest bony fish alive in this day and age.
Yes, I know it has a terrifying name. However, this terrifying vampire squid is rather harmless and can only grow up to 6 inches in length. This weird-looking creature got its name because of its colour. A vibrant red with glowing bioluminescent eyes. Fun fact, bioluminescence is light produce by a chemical reaction within living organisms.
Ah, the megamouth shark. Such a cartoonish or blockbuster movie name right? However, this creature is very real. They are a species of deepwater sharks that have a megamouth. What makes their mouths look even wider is the fact that their body is very stout, although quite long, growing up to 5.5 metres in length.
This is one of the weirdest, or rather, scary-looking species of fish. They get the sabre-tooth title due to literally being sabre-toothed. Not to mention that they’re also one of the fiercest predators of the deepsea. Their fang-like teeth would certainly send chills down your spine.
For more articles like this, check out more here!