5 EXTREMELY CREEPY Deep Sea Creatures
Published in Entertainment at April 18th, 2017 at 9:47 AM
5 Extremely creepy deep sea creatures, check out what creepy creatures lie beneath the depths of the sea
The Blackfish Swallower
The Blackfish Swallower, Also known as the great swallower, the capacity of this little monster to engulf and digest things significantly larger than itself should not be underestimated. In fact, it can consume prey over 10 times its own mass. Bodies of the swallower have been found with fish still in its stomach hugely bigger than its own body and some even have been burst open from the inside out because of its size.
Although they are found at depths of nearly 2km, the Dragonfish actually starts its life at the surface of the ocean as a result of its egg being buoyant. Like many other deep sea creatures, it eventually becomes capable of producing its own light using a method known as bioluminescence after which it descends to the depths. One of its many light producing photophores can be found on a barbel attached to its lower jaw, which it most likely uses for hunting.
The Megamouth Shark
The megamouth shark is an extremely rare species of deepwater shark. Since its discovery in 1976, few megamouth sharks have been seen, including three recordings on film. Like other filter-feeders, it swims with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water for plankton and jellyfish. It is distinctive for its large head with rubbery lips. It is so unlike any other type of shark that it is currently alive, only the basking shark comes close.
The Snaggletooth. Its no secret that most, if not all, deep sea fish are ugly as sin. they all seem to be in dire need of a make over and have certainly never been to a dentist. The snaggle, like most deep sea fish, due to the fact that it lives at such depths, it’s capable of producing its own light and uses this ability to hunt its prey. They possess a bioluminescent red chin barbel that the fish use as a lure to attract small prey into striking distance.
The Giant Squid
Seldom seen by human eyes, the giant squid has for centuries been a thing of legend. Dwelling deep beneath the waves its only real predator is the sperm whale. In fact, the two are famous for their deep sea battles and their carcasses are often times found bearing the marks of mortal combat on their bodies. It was only recently footage of a giant squid was caught and then suddenly sightings all came at once, with a Russian ship taking images of a squid trying to get on the their boat.