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This is the goblin shark, a bizarre and rarely spotted creature found in water deeper than 200m throughout the world.  Very little is known about their life history or reproduction, as encounters with them in their native habitat are incredibly rare. Most specimens are dragged up by deep sea fishers.  They are famous for their strangely shaped heads - they have snouts much longer than any other shark, and retractable jaws.

Mitsukurina owstoni (Goblin Shark) found at continental shelf levels to deep sea depths the shelf is where most deep sea commercial fishing is done. Scientific Name: Mitsukurina owstoni Rank: Species Higher classification: Mitsukurina

Creepy Creatures Of The Mariana Trench. I wonder what else is hiding there in the depths?

Creepy Creatures Of The Mariana Trench

Deep-sea fish:Strange creatures of the sea… >>> imagine your just diving down there, and you turn around and then BAM! Hatchet fish in your face!

7 Of The Most Frighteningly Bizarre Ocean Creatures On The Planet

Hatchetfish - Their terrifying eyes point upward so they can spot any leftover fish food that might be falling from above.

Gulper Eel -- Also known as the pelican eel, this is probably one of strangest looking creatures lurking in the deep. With an enormous mouth it is capable of swallowing things much, much larger than itself.

25 Most Terrifying Deep Sea Creatures

angler fish

qveer: “ trynottodrown: “ HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER In the dark depths of the ocean it’s difficult to find both food and mates. This anglerfish—species unknown—attracts both with a glowing lure attached.

Can you believe that this the back of a real spider? what a curious- and beautiful- little thing this is. A Ravine Trap Door Spider

This is a Ravine Trapdoor Spider. The scientific name is Cyclocosmia truncata Can you believe that this the back of a real spider? what a curious- and beautiful- little thing this is. A Ravine Trap Door Spider

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Sri Lanka Bay Owl (Phodilus assimilis) is a species of bay owl in the Tytonidae family. It is endemic to the island of Sri Lanka. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Oriental Bay Owl.

viperfish, deepwater fish

Fangtooth Fish Photograph by David Wrobel. The fish's normal habitat ranges as high as about feet, but it has been found swimming at icy, crushing depths near feet. Fangtooth fish teeth are the largest, proportionate to body size, of any fish.


The Furious Fangtooth Fish. Found only deep within the bowels of the world’s oceans, the Fangtooth Fish is surprisingly harmless. So harmless, in fact, that their scientific name comes from Greek anoplo meaning “unarmed” and gaster meaning “stomach”.