12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

Frilled sharks usually live thousands of feet below the surface, but occasionally come up to our level just to remind us how freaky the ocean can be. They look like a basic model of a shark before sharks learned how to shark.
Why they are terrifying: Because they have three-pointed teeth, as if one point just isn’t enough.

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

An eel with a mouth like a pelican. Little is known about this deep-sea monster, which lives around 3,000 metres below the surface and grows up to six feet long.
Why they are terrifying: Their weirdly enlarged jaws and super stretchy stomachs allow them to swallow prey as large as they are. Eek.

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

The fangtooth fish is one of the deepest-living fish ever discovered. It has been seen as far down as 5,000 metres below sea level, where the pressure is 500 times greater than on land. Humans would be crushed to human pancakes at that pressure.
Why they are terrifying: Because although they are only around 15cm long, they have the largest teeth in proportion to their body size of any fish.

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

Pacific viperfish live 4,500 metres below the surface. They hunt by attracting prey with their glowing bellies.
Why they are terrifying: Their teeth are so big they can’t close their mouths.

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

The anglerfish lives 2,000 metres below the surface and lures its prey with light, like the viperfish, but this time from a strange glowing antenna sticking out from its head.
Why they are terrifying: I mean, just look at it.

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

Stargazer fish bury themselves in the sand and wait for fish to swim right over them, at which point they spring out and eat them. They have a permanently upwards pointing head, perfectly adapted to this hunting technique.
Why they are terrifying: Just imagine looking down to the seabed and seeing that face.

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

The largest crab on earth lives up to 1,000ft below sea level, and can measure up to 12ft from claw tip to claw tip.
Why they are terrifying: Have you ever been nipped by a normal-sized crab? It hurts. A giant crab would probably nip your toe off.

12 Nopes of the Deep Sea

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