The Ocean: It’s full the of the bizarre and the strange. In a world where no light exists, life takes on a different, and sometimes scary form. Here are the top 10 weirdest deep sea creatures:
10) Megamouth Shark
This shark is extremely rare, few have ever been seen in the wild. They can grow up to 18 feet in length: that’s one big shark!
9) Firefly Squid
Every tentacle of this squid lights up brightly in the deep ocean, presumably to attract a mate. Sadly, they die after just 1 year of being born.
This octopus contains venom powerful enough to kill a human. Ironically, the blue spots are actually transparent, reflecting the underlying flesh beneath the clear skin.
This weird sucker is actually related to sharks and rays family.
This monster can in the picture is actually close to 8 meters (24 feet) long!
5) Angler Fish
We’ve all heard of the angler, but that doesn’t make it any less weird. It’s no wonder the fish is so fat, all it does is wait for its food to swim into its mouth.
4) Giant Spider Crab
Now this list is getting really weird. This bizarre crab stalks the bottom of the ocean, presumably stepping on tall buildings and breathing fire. I’m not sure what I would do if I came across an army of spider crabs like in this picture.
Looking like it came right out of a monster movie, the Viperfish is real and its scary. This deep ocean predator has razor sharp teeth that don’t fit inside it’s mouth, and a dangling light that it hangs to attract prey. Being attacked by one of these must seem like a nightmare come to life.
2) Giant Isopod
This creature is closely related to the common “roly-poly” that people see often. Looking like a fossil come to life, this is one of the largest members of the crustacean family. Just like their cousins, they roll up into a tight ball when they feel threatened.
And finally, the number 1 weirdest deep sea creature is:
The Glass Squid
Only the deep sea could house such a weird-looking creature. With it’s cartoonish face, bubble-shaped “body”, and polka-dot skin, how can anything else be any weirder? This is the squid that probably gets beaten up at school. You have to admit though, it is a little cute.