Shocking Photos Of Some Of The World’s Most Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures

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Deep sea creatures are some of the most bizarre yet fascinating creatures on Earth. They’ve had to adapt to living in an extreme environment where there’s no sunlight and little in the way of food or oxygen. Plus, there’s tons of pressure and it’s always extremely cold. Some of them are hauntingly beautiful and others are just downright creepy. Check out these 9 photos of some of the world’s most bizarre deep sea creatures.

1. Goblin sharks live at depths of more than 100 metres and can grow up to four feet in length

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2. Hatchetfish have a very creepy appearance and can be found at depths of up to 1,500 metres

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via Realmonstrosities.com

3. Vampire squid have red eyes, can make themselves invisible in dark waters and use jet propulsion to hurl themselves at their prey

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via Livescience.com

4. Pacific viperfish use their glowing bellies to attract prey and their teeth are so big they can’t ever close their mouth

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via Iliketowastemytime.com

5. Stargazer fish are so-called because their head is always pointing upwards; this fish buries itself in the sand and snaps up passing prey

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via En.wikipedia.org

6. The stonefish is the world’s most venomous fish with each of its 13 spines containing venomous sacs, though they don’t pose much of a threat to divers, so long as they’re sensible

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via Localdivethailand.com

7. The blobfish is known for being one of the world’s ugliest animals and because of its very low-density flesh, it looks completely different when it’s out of the water

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via Conservationmagazine.org

8. The anglerfish uses its bioluminescent bulb to lure prey, which the fish then devours whole

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via Animals.nationalgeographic.com

9. Sloane’s viperfish has the largest teeth relative to the size of its head for a fish, with its teeth just over half the length of its head

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via Fishesofaustralia.net.au