A deep-sea anglerfish caught during the current MAR-ECO cruise. Its sharp teeth are angled inward to prevent prey from escaping after being attracted by the brightly-colored "lure" above the fish's mouth.
A monster? An alien? Nope, this is a macroscopic image of a Polychaete, or bristle worm. They can survive intense sea pressures and some live around deep sea vents, miles below the surface. Life can live in the most peculiar places.
Polychaetes, or bristle worms, are a class of deep-sea-dwelling annelid worms. Thanks to a new macro photo gallery of them on the Telegraph& website, it& safe to say bristle worms are also TERRIFYING. Here are six examples of why.