SUBSCRIBE to the OFFICIAL BBC YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn LAUNCH BBC iPlayer to access Live TV and Box Sets: https://bbc.in/2J18jYJ Sir David Attenborough introduces us to the bioluminescent creatures inhabiting the pitch-black environments of California's Monterey Bay and the unique features of the deep sea dragon fish. Deep Oceans: Lights in the Abyss | BBC #bbc
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The deep sea dragonfish or viper fish is an awesome looking creature from the middle depths of the ocean (this one comes from 600 metres or about 2000 feet deep). Also called the scaleless dragonfish, they are ferocious predators, with extremely large teeth compared to their body size. And they have one of nature's most amazing tricks to give them the edge over their prey (more below). There are several different species of dragonfish (one estimate is 67 species - all from the fish family known as Family Stomidae) and they are quite difficult to tell apart but this one is from the pacific depths of California and is likely Tactostoma macropus, the longfin dragonfish. Idiacanthus antrostomus is an Atlantic species that looks very similar - at least I think that's the case correct me if I'm wrong. They hunt with a bioluminescent barbel or lure. It is not glowing here but under the different lighting regimes I used - some of the darker images - you can see how much the lure stands out. Sadly fish like this do not survive long on the surface, mainly because of temperature differences and mechanical damage in the net rather than pressure problems I think. It was caught in a cod-end trawl and filmed in a special tank (a kreisal aquarium). But is great to be able to share another wonder of the oceans on YouTube. And their amazing trick? Unlike most other deep sea creatures which are sensitive to blue light - the dragonfish also produces a red light beam (see the organ to the rear of the eye) - it is also very sensitive to red light. Although red light does not travel very far underwater it allows them to see when other animals cannot and to sneak up on their prey - especially shrimps that glow in the red light. For more detail see: http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf101/sf101b06.htm and the work of Ron Douglas and Julian Partridge, http://blog.wellcomecollection.org/tag/ron-douglas/ ( these images were filmed with the help of Julian and Ron). Oh and this dragon is not big - about 20 cm or just under a foot! If you're fascinated by this deep sea marvel you can get a great pack of deep sea model creatures, including a dragonfish here - https://amzn.to/2DSwdEg. They are not big but some of the most accurate I have seen. This affiliate link will make a small donation to Indoona and help film more amazing sea creatures too, so we can explore the oceans together. For a more in-depth look at Deep Sea creatures (pardon the pun) click the following link for one of the most highly rated books on the subject - https://amzn.to/2Lp2mt5 - and if you click or buy then again Indoona will get a small donation from this affiliate link, and those below, -allowing us to do more videos and explore the sea together in the future: For something more academic but very readable Prof. Marshall's book on deep sea creatures is still unbeatable although published first in 1979 (and updated a few times since) : https://amzn.to/2JpJcAH For younger children this good value book on angler fish and other wonderful deep sea fish gets great genuine reviews: https://amzn.to/2Jk230h
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There is an underwater world of terrifying creatures with demon mouths straight from the deep abyss. Here are 13 terrifying mouths of the deep! SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 12. The Deep Sea Hatchetfish Since the critter dwells so far beneath the water’s surface, it has very special eyes which permanently tilt upward so as to soak up as much light as possible, despite existing hundreds of feet beneath the water’s surface; further, its mouth is eternally stuck in a noticeable frown, which the deep sea hatchetfish uses as a net to engulf its prey. 11. The Gulper Eel The gulper eel makes for an attractive predator for any victim who likes a little deep-sea entertainment, for the tail has tiny tentacles that are illuminated with hues of radiating pink and pulsating red. Found in extreme depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the gulper eel can grow up to 2.5 feet in size. 10. The Sea Urchin When examining a set of 0.8-inch-long grinders of a purple California sea urchin, researchers found that the teeth of an echinoderm are comprised of crystalline plates and fibers. After 200 million years of evolution, these bad boys have evolved to “perform better than manmade nonoptimized tools,” claims biophysicist Pupa Gilbert at the University of Wisconsin. 9. The Cookie-Cutter Shark The cookie-cutter shark belongs to the same order of the dogfish family and bears similarity in terms of their brown color and tubular shape. While they only grow to about 16 feet long, the cookie-cutter shark has the largest set of shark teeth in terms of size relativity. 8. The Gob-faced Squid If gob-face isn’t enough of an insult, the bizarre set of lips appearing like human teeth are. All that’s known of the peculiar spectacle is from one sighting alone after fishermen pulled a single gob-faced squid from the South Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 3,500 feet. This solo discovery lends the subtle reminder of how little we know about what lurks below. 7. The Stargazer Fish The stargazer is known for its master of camouflage and the surprise-attack method, as well as its weird, googly eyes and gigantic mouth. Found in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay region, the stargazer fish can grow up to twenty-two inches long. 6. The Sea Lamprey Found in rivers and estuaries spanning the United States and Europe, this parasite spends the bulk of its life in the ocean, and the rest of its time spawning evil offspring in the freshwater regions. The funnel-like sucking cavity proceeds to feed on the blood and fluids of its victim, rendering the catch a soulless, sack by the time the sea lamprey’s had its gory fix. 5. The Hagfish The hagfish has a skull but no spine with a velvety, smooth exterior. Also known as the slime eel, the jawless mouth features two pairs of horny, combed-shaped teeth on a plate that protracts and retracts when tearing off chunks of food. This class of Myxine fish is known for its mucus abilities which can get the creature out of a sticky situation. Pink or blue-grey, some exhibit riveting spots as these creatures are typically found on the muddy beds in cold waters from Vancouver to the Pacific Coast to Baja California, Mexico. The longest known hagfish was four feet and two inches in length. 4. The Goblin Shark Mother nature must have been having a bad day when she created a cross between monster and shark. Low and behold, the goblin shark, a creature more vicious and terrifying than even the infamous great white. The top and bottom teeth are attached by ligaments which allow the goblin shark to unhinge its mouth and grab its prey. Think of a bear trap that can leap out and grab you. 3. The Frilled shark The frilled shark is all business, with a mouth lined with twenty-five rows of backward facing teeth— a grand total of 300 chompers in all. The frilled shark exhibits a similar set of luminous tusks which are a bright white in contrast to its stark, brown body. The frilled shark can be found lurking in the deep abyss of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 2. The Barbeled Dragonfish The barbeled dragonfish utilizes a sinister method of trickery to lure unsuspecting victims into their spikey, oversized mouth. This species of fish entices nearby swimmers with their barbell-shaped lures, dangling brightly lit bulbs which hang from their lower jaw. After displaying an entryway lined with rows of giant teeth, a simple tilt of the head can render a gaping orifice 120 degrees in width. 1. The Leatherback Turtle The leatherback sea turtle is the third largest reptile in the world, weighing up to 1,543 pounds. The teeth don’t fill just the mouth alone either, but rather these papillae rim the inside of the turtle’s mouth, esophagus, and gut. The purpose of the leatherback turtle's ferocious set of backward fangs is to prevent jellies from slipping out and achieving survival.
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The anglerfish uses a shiny lure to bring prey within range of its sharp teeth. But it also has a weirdly clingy side — after finding a female, the male black devil angler latches on and never lets go! ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoWILDSubscribe ➡ Get More World’s Weirdest: http://bit.ly/WorldsWeirdest #NatGeoWILD #WorldsWeirdest #Anglerfish About World's Weirdest: A buffalo with three eyes, an exterminator who eats his day’s work, an elephant rampage through a restaurant…all very bizarre, all very real. These shocking and strange animal “viral” moments only found on World’s Weirdest. Each one-hour episode explores the most bizarre in the animal kingdom. Freaky Feasts wets our appetite for the weirdest animal meals ever. Oddities is a showcase for the most unusual animals. Sneak Attacks features the most shocking animal encounters ever. And let's spread a little shame on those animals that throw the rules away on Animals Behaving Badly. Get More National Geographic Wild: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoWILD Facebook: http://bit.ly/NGWFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/NGWTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NGWInstagram About National Geographic Wild: National Geographic Wild is a place for all things animals and for animal-lovers alike. Take a journey through the animal kingdom with us and discover things you never knew before, or rediscover your favorite animals! Anglerfish Animal Profile http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/anglerfish/Weird Killer of the Deep | World's Weirdest https://youtu.be/XUVerZsbYiw Nat Geo Wild https://www.youtube.com/user/NatGeoWild
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Check out the Most SPOOKY Sea Creatures In The Ocean! From terrifying deep sea monsters to mysterious and bizarre animals, this top 10 list of weird ocean creatures will amaze you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 7. Northern Stargazer Astroscopus guttatus is a strange-looking fish that’s known more commonly as the Northern Stargazer. In paradoxical contrast to its romantic-sounding name, the Northern Stargazer is, for lack of a better term, unattractive, if not downright homely. It dwells at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay and along the eastern seaboard of the United States, from North Carolina to New York, in waters up to 120 feet deep. So if you live around here, keep an eye out! 6. Giant Squid Until 2006, the existence of the giant squid was considered to be barely more realistic than that of the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and dozens of other creatures that were rumored to exist, but remained largely relegated to mythological status. The only thing that placed the giant squid a notch or two above the rest of those creatures were the scars left on whales and the discovery of their carcasses by fishermen after having floated to the water’s surface. 5. Black Dragonfish The black dragonfish is a deep-sea dweller that resides about 2,000 meters below the ocean’s surface. The amazing thing about this guy is that is represents one of the most extreme cases of sexual dimorphism, which refers to a distinct difference between the sexes in size or appearance that exceeds the fundamental difference between sexual organs. 4. Deep Sea Anglerfish Like the black dragonfish, male deep sea anglerfish are smaller than females. In this case, some male species of anglerfish are parasitic, and subsist by attaching themselves to the body of a female. While they may not have a gut, they do have teeth! 3. Goblin Shark The goblin shark is a rare species of deep-sea shark. It’s the only surviving relative of a 125-million-year-old lineage known as the family Mitsukurinidae. Because of this, the goblin shark has earned the nickname “living fossil.” The goblin shark’s distinctive appearance is creepy to begin with: it’s pink-skinned with an elongated, flattened snout that resembles a sword blade. 2. Blobfish Our next spooky sea creature is, quite possibly, the world’s ugliest animal. I don’t know, between this and the deep sea angler fish, which one do you think?? Let me know in the comments below!! It goes through life doing exactly what you’d probably expect a blob to do - not much. In the deep waters off the coasts of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand that it calls home, the blobfish survives essentially by drifting around on the ocean floor at great depths and eating whatever appears in front of it, namely deepwater crustaceans. 1. Frilled Shark At first glance, the frilled shark looks like something you might see in a science fiction movie - perhaps, for example, an unlikely hybrid between an eel and a shark. The frilled shark however, is real. Like the goblin shark, it’s often referred to as a “living fossil,” a nickname that alludes to the minimal change the species has undergone since prehistoric times. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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hey guys, here are 5 Scariest DEEP SEA DIVER Footage Caught On Camera, i hope you all enjoyed this video. It is a part 2 to come of my most popular videos and i really enjoyed making it, so if you want to see more videos of this nature them let me know, thanks a lot guys :) EDIT: For some reason the title for number 5. never showed up! so here is the link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAmn4pxIclc sorry about that, i was certain i put it in :/ Video music video music: Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/ ) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 outro music by Myuuji outro made by southerncanni 5 SCARIEST DEEP SEA DIVER FOOTAGE CAUGHT ON CAMERA
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Deep Sea Dragonfish (Grammatostomias flagellibarba) The deep sea dragonfish, sometimes known as the scaleless dragonfish, is a ferocious predator that inhabits the deep oceans of the world. Known scientifically as Grammatostomias flagellibarba, it has extremely large teeth compared to its body size. In spite of its gruesome appearance, its is a small fish, measuring only about 6 inches (about 15 centimeters) in length. There are several different species of dragonfish. All are very similar in appearance. The deep sea dragonfish is one of the many species of deep sea fish that can produce its own light through a chemical process known as bioluminescence. The light is produced by a special organ known as a photophore. It is believed that the fish can use these flashing lights in the dark waters to attract prey and even to signal potential mates. The dragonfish has a large head and mouth equipped with many sharp, fang-like teeth. It also has a long protrusion known as a barbel attached to its chin. This barbel is tipped with a light-producing photophore. The dragonfish also has photophores along the sides of its body. These light organs may be used to signal other dragonfish during mating. They may also serve to attract and disorient prey fishes from deep below. The dragonfish can use its light-producing barbel like a fishing lure. By flashing it on and off and waving it back and forth, it is thought that the dragonfish can attract the attention of its potential meal. Once an unsuspecting fish gets too close, it is snapped up in the dragonfish's powerful jaws. The large teeth of the dragonfish help it to grab its prey as it hunts in the dark waters of the deep sea. It will feed on small fish and crustaceans as well as anything else it can find. Since many of their prey also produce light themselves, the dragonfish has evolved special method of remaining hidden from predators after its meal. The walls of its stomach are black to keep the lights concealed while its meal is digested. Because they live in extremely deep waters, very little is known about the mating habits of the dragonfish. It is believed that they are external spawners, meaning that the female releases eggs into the water to be fertilized by the male. The eggs then float to the surface where they remain until hatching. Once the eggs hatch, the tiny larvae are left to fend for themselves until they can reach maturity. Once mature, they return to the deep ocean to spend the rest of their lives. Not much is known about the life span of the dragonfish. The deep sea dragonfish lives in deep ocean waters at depths of up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters). Although dragonfish species are found in most oceans the world, the deep sea dragonfish is limited mainly to the North and Western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Dragon Fish Facts The length of the dragon fish measures around 2 – 50 cm (0.8 – 20 inches), with averaging 15 cm. The largest dragon fish measures around 90 cm (35 inches) and is known as Scleropages formosus. These fish are normally found in the deep sea oceanic waters where there is absolute darkness. They visualize their prey with the help of glowing barbels. The viperfish is also adept to swallow larger prey due to the flexibility of its jaw hinges. They have photophores located at the back of the eye that acts like headlights for hunting out their prey. The dragon fish is the inhabitant of Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans. These species are found at a depth of about 1,500 meters. The dragon fish is known to migrate vertically whilst capturing its prey. These fish are capable to swallow almost anything that fits into their mouths; however, they are often found to eat larger prey including shrimp. There are few dragon fish that comes nearer to the water surface for hunting. The dragon fish is an oviparous species. The eggs of dragon fish have spherical yolk with the diameter measuring at 1.8 cm (0.7 inch). The dragon fish has large eyes and mouth together with the pointed head that looks like a torpedo.
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► CHILLS MERCH: http://ChillsMerch.com TWITTER: http://bit.ly/ChillsTwitter INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/ChillsInstagram FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/ChillsFacebook REDDIT: http://bit.ly/ChillsReddit Subscribe Here: http://bit.ly/ChillsYouTube In this top 12 list, we look at the scariest mysterious creatures caught on tape underwater. Whether they're real or fake, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Enjoy my analysis of these videos. Sources: Introduction https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/exploration.html pangeaprogressblog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSXqqi3ShOs CBS This Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojEMeUvao4A UFO Alien https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WViikIdQUAc CaptainJRD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaX6BK66v9A marinodelfino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYtmSTTD7dc Conall Malarkey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmSb4N8SiY0 Macroman Nonnac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6aI4MvxjHc AquaChigger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgWRsxNr2aw EnsuiMovie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_S4YwHDtvIhcmsupernatural https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpkULq7ZV3A Thomas Wall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7rqfyYp8Xo Narrated by: Chills Written by: Kyler Richman Edited by: Huba Áron Csapó Chills Merch offer was available as of the date of this video’s publishing. It may be subject to discontinuation or change, at any time, without notice. Offer only applies to orders over $100 before shipping and taxes. Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) jdgehlert (pond5.com)
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The Atlantic Ocean is teeming with life, both on the surface and in the dark, unexplored depths. Watch as the Kratts go further than anyone's gone before to discover incredible species! Now you can go wild with the Wild Kratts every Wednesday with a brand new video on the official Wild Kratts channel! The Kratts brothers leap into animated action in Wild Kratts, a new half hour adventure comedy from the creators of the hit show Kratts’ Creatures and Zaboomafoo. In each episode, Chris and Martin Kratt travel to a different corner of the world to meet amazing new animals. Join the wild Kratts for a laugh-out-loud comedy adventure, as Martin and Chris activate their Creature Power Suits to rescue their animal friends!
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Dragon fish, or Asian arowana, are some of the most expensive pet fish in the world. It often sells for tens of thousands of dollars, and one was rumored to have sold for $300,000 in 2009. The fish is highly coveted for the red and gold colors, and new color variations that it has been bred for. Emily Voigt, author of The Dragon Behind The Glass, talks about the peculiarities of the arowana trade. -------------------------------------------------- #DragonFish #BusinessInsider #SoExpensive Following is a transcript of the video: Narrator: What would you rather have, a new car, or this fish? Turns out they cost around the same. A single dragon fish can go for tens of thousands of dollars. So, what's so special about it? Well, it might not look it, but this endangered fish is so coveted, people have actually gone to prison over it.The dragon fish gets its nickname for how it resembles a dragon in flight as it swims. However, its real name is the Asian arowana. It's a freshwater fish native to Southeast Asia, and it has taken the aquarium market by storm. Today, these fish are so prized that some have their own motorcades, and breeders protect their stock with layers of concrete walls, complete with guard dogs and watchmen. There's even a market for cosmetic surgery to help subpar fish who need eye lifts or chin tucks. And that may sound like overkill, but it's really not. Emily Voigt: It's a very valuable commodity, and that had driven a tremendous amount of crime around the areas where it's bred. Narrator: That's Emily Voigt, who explores this world for her book, "The Dragon Behind the Glass." We're talking murder and midnight fish-napping. This wasn't always the case, however.Up until the second half of the 20th century, these fish weren't flaunted. They were fileted and eaten by locals. Then, in 1967, an aquarium trader traveling through northern Malaysia saw a dead arowana at a food market and found it so attractive that he sought one out to keep as a pet. By the 1980s, arowanas had turned up in Taiwan, and eventually people all over Asia wanted one. In particular, the red and gold varieties of arowana came to symbolize luck and wealth in several Asian cultures. Voigt: All that has led to a whole mythology about the fish. It's supposed to bring good luck and prosperity, even to jump out of its tank to save its owner. Narrator: Nowadays, breeding for new color combinations is all the rage. Like this fish, called the chili red, which you can get for around $1,400 each. Or the emerald violet fusion super red, which goes for about $12,000 each. But no fish is more rare and valuable than the albino. In 2009, one of these supposedly set a record, selling for $300,000 to an anonymous high ranking official in the Chinese government. In fact, most people who buy dragon fish are middle-class Chinese men, who'll collect the fish as a status symbol. Voigt: So keeping this fish is very much a macho hobby. There's not a lot of women that do it. And it's almost like collecting cars or something like that. Narrator: So in the mid-90s, when dragon fish were successfully bred in captivity on certified farms, it was a big deal, because they were becoming rare in the wild due to overfishing and harvesting for the pet trade. Since then, more demand has led to breeding operations all over Southeast Asia. And while it's perfectly legal to buy a dragon fish in the area, it may not be in other non-Asian countries. In the US, for example, you can only find the Asian arowana on the black market. And in fact, you can't bring it into the country legally, because it's banned by the US Endangered Species Act. People have actually gone to prison for trafficking this fish. So if you have an itch to have a dragon-like pet, maybe you should stick to something safer, like bearded dragons. ------------------------------------------------------ Business Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, retail, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: https://read.bi/7XqUHI BI on Facebook: https://read.bi/2xOcEcj BI on Instagram: https://read.bi/2Q2D29T BI on Twitter: https://read.bi/2xCnzGF -------------------------------------------------- Why Dragon Fish Are So Expensive | So Expensive
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Why did deep-sea fish evolve to look so strange? Why do female anglerfish have a light attached to their head? Watch More: What's Hiding Deep Within The Ocean? ►►►► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Zv3OOhQEQ Support Life Noggin on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/LifeNogginStudios Follow Us! https://twitter.com/LifeNoggin https://facebook.com/LifeNoggin https://www.instagram.com/lifenoggin/ Click here to see more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/lifenoggin Life Noggin is a weekly animated educational series. Whether it's science, pop culture, history or art, we explore it all and have a ton of fun doing it. Life Noggin Team: Director/Voice: http://lifenogg.in/patgraziosi Executive Producer: https://www.youtube.com/IanDokie Director of Marketing: http://lifenogg.in/JaredOban Animation by Steven Lawson Head Writer: http://lifenogg.in/KayleeYuhas Written by Michael Sago: https://twitter.com/michaelsago Sources: http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/fishtree_05 http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/anglerfish/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20178642 http://ocean.si.edu/bioluminescence http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/dragonfish.html https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00227-014-2406-x/fulltext.html https://biodiversity.ku.edu/ichthyology/research/deep-sea-fishes http://marinebio.org/oceans/deep/ http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/anglerfish.html https://oceanbites.org/sea-of-love-the-fascinating-story-of-sexual-parasitism/
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For centuries, people have described encounters with sea serpents and other apparent monsters from the depths. One such inspiration for these legends is likely the Oarfish, also known as the King of Herrings. It is the world's largest bony fish and a subject of abyssal gigantism. While rarely filmed alive and even more seldom in a healthy state, this fascinating creature of the ocean is striking, dramatic, and beautiful when found in the deep sea. Music by Jim Gifford: https://hunchbackentertainment.bandcamp.com/track/a-kid-again https://hunchbackentertainment.bandcamp.com/track/forgotten https://soundcloud.com/spitvalvemarksman/neutralise
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Its pitch black, extremely cold, immensely pressurised, low in food and oxygen and insanely vast. I'm of course talking about the Deep Sea. To survive in inconceivably extreme environments like this, animals of the deep must be pretty unbelievable. They are. Mainly because these mysterious creatures have adapted in ways that will surely blow your mind away - for a multitude of reasons. At a depth of 1800 meters or more it’s the largest habitat on earth, so let’s explore 5 unbelievable creatures found there. Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated and vote on new videos by liking our facebook! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook ◄ Get in touch or join the team: http://goo.gl/forms/2lOZyOeL3N All links, Credits and Sources used in this video are contained in the document below: https://goo.gl/C2NF62
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Explore the ocean and all of the amazing life it contains with the Kratts! Now you can go wild with the Wild Kratts every Wednesday with a brand new video on the official Wild Kratts channel! The Kratts brothers leap into animated action in Wild Kratts, a new half hour adventure comedy from the creators of the hit show Kratts’ Creatures and Zaboomafoo. In each episode, Chris and Martin Kratt travel to a different corner of the world to meet amazing new animals. Join the wild Kratts for a laugh-out-loud comedy adventure, as Martin and Chris activate their Creature Power Suits to rescue their animal friends!
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The Dragonfish, Viperfish or Loosejaw is an amazing deep sea fish with a sneaky light trick that it uses to outwit its prey. Find out more in this video podcast as Fergus Keeling talks to Blue Planet producer , John Ruthven, curator of the Indoona channel in this startling video podcast or 'Vidpod'.
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The deepest darkest depths of the oceans are a frightening place. Put together all the horror movies you’ve seen, add some alien monsters, and sprinkle over them some apparitions from your worst nightmares, and you will still not reach the depths of scariness that daring marine biologists have explored. These are the 10 scariest deep sea creatures. SUBSCRIBE to Top Lists: http://bit.ly/1L6oSup 10 STRANGEST Things Found In Space - http://bit.ly/2aSCbW2 10 Things The World Is Running Out Of - http://bit.ly/2ccaL2r 5 Lost Technologies That Will Never Be Rediscovered - http://bit.ly/2ard7q2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1KFduoO Follow Top Lists on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1OzsRG5 Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/toplists 10 Scariest Deep Sea Creatures
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The deep-sea dragonfish Aristostomias scintillans has unusual bioluminescent organs producing red light under each eye. While most midwater species cannot see in this range of wavelength, this fish can see red. Researchers believe that Aristostomias scintillans uses its red bioluminescent organs as night vision goggles for hunting prey, and as a way for individuals of this species to find each other. Barbeled dragonfishes are a dominant group of predatory fishes that live mainly between 650 to 3,300 feet deep in the ocean’s mesopelagic zone, otherwise known as the twilight zone. Smithsonian scientist Dave Johnson says "The arsenal of specialized traits that barbeled dragonfishes have evolved as deep-sea predators—huge mouths with dagger-like teeth, distensible stomachs, snake like, black bodies with light producing organs and elaborate chin barbels with bioluminescent tissue—make them ferocious and voracious ambush predators, thus the name dragonfishes." This video was posted to accompany the following publication: Schnell NK, Johnson GD (2017) Evolution of a Functional Head Joint in Deep-Sea Fishes (Stomiidae). PLoS ONE 12(2): e0170224. Publication URL -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0170224
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From super sized squid to enormous isopods we countdown 10 deep sea creatures caught on tape. Please like or subscribe if you've enjoyed :D Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Countdown-wFresh-935629996469713/ Top 10 Deep Sea Creatures Caught on Camera 10. Giant Isopod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE_nnNJufZg 9. Giant Oarfish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSQME6qZq74 8. Viper Fish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6cIoj7c2FI 7. Peacock Mantis Shrimp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4o7Fbt7OXU 6. Flying Spaghetti Monster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eulZ21oJbu0 5. Black Ghost Shark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLTcp6C__vM 4. Giant Squid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCWop491Q9Y 3. Giant Jellyfish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLGkBnw6X6U 2. Frilled Shark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mneDhOtVEQw 1 Long Legged Squid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiT7mg5mE5Y Music: epidemicsound.com
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A Deep Sea Dragonfish, filmed by myself in its natural environment. There is very little video of this fish in its habitat, (generally below 2,000ft depth,) this could be one of the best videos of this species available. t We went down at night and where surprised to have such a close encounter with this fish especially as it was on our return to the surface and was seen a depth of around 1,000ft, which is much higher than their normal range. The video was taken from a submersible. it is rather short as the dragonfish swam away, we pursued it for a while before continuing our return to the surface. Absolutely amazing to see it, something few people have done. Thanks to Karl Stanley for taking me down! it was amazing (http://www.stanleysubmarines.com/)
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Top 10 scary underwater animals that you won't believe are real. Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/9CwQhg Other Videos You Might Like Incredible Photos You Won’t Believe Are Real https://youtu.be/H4ROvjWaPdw Extreme Female Bodybuilding Transformations https://youtu.be/2afo6xqg70A Description: SyFy recently aired the third film in their so-bad-its-good “Sharknado” series, prompting some to wonder if airborne, tornado-based sharks could actually be real. Okay, so no one is really wondering that. Still, though, the ocean continues to represent a great unknown to us, providing home to countless species, many of which remain a mystery to humanity. The more we learn about what lurks deep below the surface, the more we realize still remains uncovered. With two-thirds of the Earth’s surface covered in water, it stands to reason that a great deal of that space remains unexplored. Of course, just because humankind hasn’t covered every iota of ground along the ocean floor, it doesn’t mean that those areas are uninhabited. All we know for sure is that the truly deepest depths of the world’s oceans continue to offer surprises, even as scientific technology becomes increasingly advanced. New species unlike any others known before are routinely discovered, with entirely new and alien biomes in extreme environments that no life had even been thought possible have challenged our very notions of what life is and how it has evolved. Amidst the cold darkness of a low-lying ocean area with depths that no sunlight can penetrate lies an alien world of incredibly rare and mysterious species. While many are simple, harmless omnivores, they share the ocean floor with some pretty unsettling forces. These ocean-based creatures – those that we know about, anyway – change everything we think we know about fish. Each one has at least one predominant feature that stands out as being unlike anything seen before. Think you know sharks? Well, how about one with a saw-like nose or a frilly, eel-like body. Think you’ve seen some big fish? How about a 17-metre long swimmer or a 900-pound squid or even a 5,000-pound behemoth sunfish? Lurking within the ocean are a number of deadly, threatening, vicious creatures that are naturally designed and programmed to hunt and stalk their prey. Thankfully, most of these monsters live at pressures that humans could never survive at – not that they would survive long down there, anyway. In recent years, Hollywood has sparked a fascination with zombies, aliens and other forces that exist beyond the realms of our planet and that are not steeped in reality. Despite that, some of the strangest and most terrifying creatures in the universe lie beneath the surface of bodies of water with which we are, at least partially, familiar. As we sit on a beach staring out at the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean, we remain blissfully oblivious to all that lurks within. This list seeks to open the door to an entire world of deep sea activity, featuring a cast of creepy and spooky characters that few even know exist. These 10 fish, some of whom may seem to be borne out of your darkest nightmares, are all very real and may give you second thoughts the next time you foray into the ocean. And these are just the ones we know about… Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRichest.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRichest_Com Instagram: http://instagram.com/therichest Featuring: Oarfish Black Dragonfish Diving Bell Spider Goliath Tiger Fish Colossal Squid Goblin Shark Pacu Fish Ocean Sunfish Basking Shark For more videos and articles visit: http://www.therichest.com/ TheRichest is the world's leading source of shocking and intriguing content surrounding celebrities, money, global events, society, pop culture, sports and much more. We create high quality top 10 and top 5 list based videos filled with mind blowing interesting and entertaining facts you are going to love and enjoy. Currently updating every day!
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A Halloween compilation of eerie, creepy, and scary deep-sea fish with BIG TEETH. In order of appearance: Aristostomias scintillans (Shiny loosejaw), Anoplogaster cornuta (Fangtooth), Tactostoma macropus (Longfin dragonfish), Chaenophryne, Chauliodus macouni (Viperfish), Tactostoma macropus (Longfin dragonfish), Chauliodus macouni (Viperfish), Tactostoma macropus (Longfin dragonfish). Video producer: Linda Kuhnz Music: Haunted, composed by Jason Bradley Livesay
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Check out these mysterious creatures living at the bottom of the world! From scary deep sea monsters to bizarre animals living at the mariana trench, this top 10 list of creatures living in the deep ocean will give you chills! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "FRIENDLIEST Sea Creatures Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/AL45LsRItq8 Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/B9aPB6KB504 Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/XYfqi5VNgac 10. Deep Sea Starfish There are more than 2,000 known species of sea star, ranging from those that you find in rock pools to those that you’d see on a coral reef- but amongst the most bizarre ones that have been found are those that live deep below the waves. 9. Glass Finger This strange species of sea sponge that lives in deep waters are called Glass Fingers. Apart from looking like glass, their name actually comes from the way that their skeletons are formed. 8. Deep Sea Spider If you’re not too fond of spiders around your home, then these next creatures will show you how lucky you are to live on land! Spiders of epic proportions do live among us and grow to huge sizes of the coast of Antarctica. 7. Acorn Worm Acorn worms can live anywhere from the shoreline to over 3000 meters (10,000 ft) deep. They are very unusual creatures. There are actually only less than 100 known species of Acorn worm, and most varieties grow up to 1.5 feet long. 6. Barreleye Fish If you didn’t know any better, you might think this fish was some kind of aquatic robot used to spy on submarines during the cold war! The Pacific barreleye fish is an extraordinary creature that lives deep in the ocean’s waters. 5. Giant Isopod The Giant Isopod is another creepy creature that lives at the bottom of the sea. Related to pillbugs, it’s not actually a bug. It’s a carnivorous crustacean that crawls around the deep sea floor looking for food- from the remains of creatures that have fallen to the depths, or slow moving, living creatures like sea cucumbers and sponges, that it’s able to catch up to. 4. Dragon Fish The deep sea dragonfish, also called the Barbeled Dragonfish, is a family of fish that are found in the deepest parts of the ocean around the world. In all, there are nearly 300 different known species, each of which have their own unique characteristics. 3. Mariana Snailfish The ability for scientists to explore the deepest parts of the ocean has improved significantly in recent decades, which has led to a number of unmanned research missions to the deepest known place on Earth! 2. Sleeper Sharks Sleeper sharks are very rarely seen by ocean researchers. They are known to live in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and grow to up to 23 feet (7 meters) long and weigh up to 1,958 pounds (888 kg). A discovery in 2016 completely changed the way these creatures are understood. 1. Devil Worm All of the other animals on this list live in the ocean, since they provide much more habitable environments than are available underground, and far more research has been done in the water because it’s easier to access.This final one, though is the exception. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Not for the faint of heart and definitely not something you see everyday! On March 27, 2017, during the final dive of the Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas expedition, scientists witnessed a fierce battle between a caridean shrimp (Heterocarpus) and a type of midwater dragonfish. During this impressive display of predatory behavior, the shrimp was observed impaling and consuming the dragonfish while the fish was still alive! Another example of how exploration can reveal things we would otherwise never know about. Deep-sea shrimp are typically observed as being scavengers, not hunters, and scientists wondered how this shrimp was even able to capture the fish. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs. [Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1703/dailyupdates/media/video/dive19_featherweight/featherweight.html]
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Unique film of the deep sea honeycomb scaly dragonfish, Stomias affinis, or Günther's boafish. A dragonfish of the Stomiidae fish family. Found worldwide, but in deep dark water, it is thought to live 1000metres (3,300ft) down in the day and then come up nearer the surface under darkness, with the nightly migration of sea creatures. These fish use glowing lures and have glowing light organs (called photophores) all down their sides. They can turn this bioluminescent light on and off and using a sensor near the eyes they can exactly match the surrounding illumination to camouflage themselves and ambush small prawns, fish or squid in their massive teeth. The details of a living creature is shown here for the first time, though first described by Victorian zoologist, Albert Gunther, in 1887, who was a famous zoologist at the Natural History Museum, London. In the 1870s he took part in the first global deep ocean expedition, a three year 'grand tour' aboard HMS Challenger, with a crew of 243 including many marine scientists, and recorded on a trawl to 450 fathoms (2700 feet), he discovered this new species of dragonfish. This specimen was collected and filmed off the coast of California in the deep sea trenches near San Clemente Island, in 2005. And ,yes, it is real! For a more in-depth look at Deep Sea creatures (pardon the pun) click the following link for one of the most highly rated books on the subject - https://amzn.to/2Lp2mt5 - and if you click or buy then Indoona will get a small donation from this affiliate link, and those below, -allowing us to do more videos and explore the sea together in the future: For something more academic but very readable Prof. Marshall's book on deep sea creatures is still unbeatable although published first in 1979 (and updated a few times since) : https://amzn.to/2JpJcAH For younger children this good value book on angler fish and other wonderful deep sea fish gets great genuine reviews: https://amzn.to/2Jk230h If you find these strange fish fascinating there are some ready made and good value deep sea models available. Among the most accurate I have seen are these: https://amzn.to/2WpnxMO. That's an affiliate link and clicking it will give this channel a few cents so we can explore the sea together with future videos. They don't appear to be made from recycled plastic unfortunately but are quite small yet very interesting as a display. Music: Dark Times by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100747 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Pictures: Wiki Commons: media 100 years old and out of copyright. Sources include the journals of HMS Challenger
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Its infamous teeth are often described as "needle-like". The ferocious Viperfish is a deep ocean predator which occasionally is encountered by people, only rarely being photographed alive by scientists. Frequently cited as ranking amongst the creepiest deep sea creatures, the Viperfish is known for its frightening appearance from what little is known about this animal. Music by Jim Gifford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI4ShAP9ZfQ
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2/3 of marine life is undiscovered. The blobfish, goblin shark or fangtooth are some of the craziest creatures found in the ocean. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos:[https://goo.gl/7xzjzR] Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: [https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw] 10. Rattail fish Starting at the top of our list of craziest creatures found in the ocean is the rattail fish, known for its large eyes and mouth and a rat-like tail responsible for its name. The Grenadier, as it is otherwise known, is a small fish that grows to a maximum length of 1.5 meters, with some smaller species growing up to 10 centimeters. This family is so large that it makes up to 15% of the sea’s animal population. Found in depth ranges of 200-7000 meters, these fish swim in schools, especially round nose grenadiers which spend the winter in shallow waters and the summer in the deep oceans. 9. Sea cucumbers Yes, you are absolutely right. This crazy sea creature looks exactly like cucumbers with their almost cylindrical shape and leathery skin. Coming at number nine, the sea cucumbers are small animals that grow within the range of 10-30 centimeters in length with very many species all across the world. Their length varies with different species, with some growing to lengths of 3 meters and the largest having volumes of up to 500 cubic centimeters. 8. Deep sea dragonfish At number 8, the dragon fish is indeed a strange creature of the sea, and TRULY a dragon of the deep sea, and its special characteristics explain it all. From its strange appearance and adaptations, the fish is able to survive in the deep seas of up to 1500-4500 meters, and in some cases 5000 meters below the water surface. At these depths, the pressure is crushing and the temperatures go up to -4 degree Celsius. Chances of survival are slim. For the species though, its special adaptations which include a minimal skeleton in its entire body, having jaws with which it uses to feed are enough for survival. 7. Black Scabbardfish Living in depths of up to 1700 meters, the Black Scabbardfish makes it to number 7 as one of the strangest creatures that lives in water. To begin with, this species has an elongated body with a snout that contains strong fang-like teeth that help it feed on crustaceans, cephalopods, teleost and mesopelagic fish. This shape is important for swift swimming in the sea which helps facilitate catching of prey or escape from a potential predator. 6. Fangtooth Pushing our list to number 6, the fangtooth stands unshaken and its appearance says it all. That is one weird creature found in the ocean. First of all, the fangtooths have large disproportionate fang-like teeth, just like their suggestive name, rooted in their large jaws. They are one of the strangest animals lurking below the sea, and their characteristic appearance is so distinctive. 5. The Marine Hatchetfish At number 5 in our list of craziest creatures found in the ocean we have the Marine Hatchetfish is one of the species of about 45 that exist in the world, among them the freshwater hatchetfish mostly kept in aquariums in some homes. Their name originates from their hatchet-like shape with very thin bodies that almost resemble the blade of a hatchet. 4. The Cookiecutter Shark Let's move on to the next crazy creature of the seas. From the oval green eyes to its long cigar-shaped body and a round snout, the cookiecutter is indisputably one of the most bizarre sea creatures in the entire world. Coming at number 4, this species is chocolate brown in color with a darker region around its neck that resembles a collar. 3. Ghost Shark Also known as chimeras, these crazy sea creatures are definitely a top 3 on our list due to their very bizarre appearance. Their name explains it all. The Ghost sharks are long soft-bodied fish that grow to lengths of 4 meters with exemptions of longer tails in some species. 2. Goblin Shark At number 2, the Goblin shark is probably the scariest fish you can ever come across. It's almost the craziest creature found in water. From its long blade-like snout to its nail-like teeth rooted in a protruding jaw, it’s truly a wonder of the sea. It can grow to lengths of 3 and 4 meters, with the larger ones going to lengths of 5.4- 6 meters and weighing up to 210 kilograms. 1. The Blobfish And finally, summing up our list is the fish that has been branded the ugliest in the world. The ugliest and now, the craziest creature found in the ocean: The Blobfish. Its popularity was propelled by the sad expression on its face and its almost unreactive nature to its environment. That was it for our list of craziest creatures found in the ocean. If you have any other suggestions of crazy, weird, strange or bizarre creatures that live in the ocean or water, let us know in the comments below. Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe ;) [https://goo.gl/7xzjzR]
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Angler fish and other monsters from the dark depths of the ocean attract unsuspecting fish with their weird and wonderful brightly lit lures. Brilliant wildlife video from The Blue Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub WATCH MORE: New on Earth: https://bit.ly/2M3La96 Oceanscapes: https://bit.ly/2Hmd2kZ Wild Thailand: https://bit.ly/2kR7lmh Welcome to BBC EARTH! The world is an amazing place full of stories, beauty and natural wonder. Here you'll find 50 years worth of astounding, entertaining, thought-provoking and educational natural history content. Dramatic, rare, and exclusive, nature doesn't get more exciting than this. Want to share your views? Join our fan panel: http://tinyurl.com/YouTube-BBCEarth-FanPanel This is a channel from BBC Studios who help fund new BBC programmes. Service information and feedback: http://bbcworldwide.com/vod-feedback--contact-details.aspx
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Learn more: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/exclusive-i-ve-never-seen-anything-it-video-mating-deep-sea-anglerfish-stuns-biologists CREDITS producer Sarah Crespi story by Katie Langin video footage Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation illustrations C. Chun, Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition auf dem Dampfer "Valdivia" (1898-1899) preserved anglerfish photo mark6mauno/Flickr audio Audioblocks music “VIII. Catacombae. Sepulcrum romanum Largo” and "Cum mortuis in lingua mortua Andante non troppo con lamento" composed by Modest Mussorgsky performed by Skidmore College Orchestra
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For the first time ever, the starlight camera captures sea creatures' bioluminescent paths, and the ocean glows with light. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Bioluminescence on Camera | National Geographic https://youtu.be/9HXXQBz6Vv0 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep diving research vehicles. This little angler, about 9 cm long, is named Melanocetus. It is also known as the Black Seadevil and it lives in the deep dark waters of the Monterey Canyon. MBARI's ROV Doc Ricketts observed this anglerfish for the first time at 600 meters on a midwater research expedition in November 2014. We believe that this is the first video footage ever made of this species alive and at depth. Watch a video about a different type of anglerfish observed by ROV Doc Ricketts for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl_MbvSUvTk&list=UUFXww6CrLAHhyZQCDnJ2g2A For more information: http://www.mbari.org Video producer: Susan vonThun Script and narration: Bruce Robison
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What’s scarier than the prehistoric Megalodon that used to live in the Mariana Trench? The sharp-toothed, creepy-looking creatures that currently live there! While much of the Mariana Trench hasn’t been explored yet, what scientists have found so far is absolutely terrifying. Have you ever heard about the Zombie Worm or the Goblin Shark? Do you know that there is an octopus that swallows his prey whole? Or maybe you know anything about a fish with a transparent head? Watch to learn more about the creepy creatures that lie in the world’s deepest waters. But be warned: You may never want to swim in the ocean again. Other videos you might like: What If Megalodon Sharks Didn't Go Extinct? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh6pVbaEJTw& Why No Aquarium In the World Has a Great White Shark? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4lOjZvtVO8& 4 Tips on How to Stay Safe at Sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvfkv_7v99k& TIMESTAMPS: The Fangtooth 0:45 The Dumbo Octopus 2:15 The Barreleye Fish 3:06 The Seadevil Anglerfish 3:58 The Goblin Shark 4:52 The Deep-Sea Hatchetfish 5:48 The Zombie Worm 6:32 The Deep-Sea Dragonfish 7:13 The Frilled Shark 8:08 Liopleurodon 9:07 Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - The Fangtooth is carnivorous and feeds on just about anything it can find that gets caught in its sharp-toothed mouth. These fish rely on their “contact chemoreception” to find prey. - The Dumbo Octopus is the deepest living octopus scientists know of, according to oceana.org. They are known as “umbrella octopuses” since their arms are connected by webbed skin. When they spread them apart, they look like an umbrella…a slimy, hungry, deep-sea umbrella. - You can see through the Barreleye Fish’s head! Some scientists believe that this transparent head lets the fish collect a bit more light in the dark depths of the sea, which gives them an advantage over other fish that hunt blindly. - The Seadevil Anglerfish has a fishing-rod type appendage on its forehead that has a glowing light attached to the end to attract animals. Once these animals come close enough to the light — BAM! They’re captured by the Seadevil’s massive jaws. - The Goblin Shark looks like a cross between a shark and a creature from your worst nightmare. These sharks boast a protruding sword-like snout with a jaw that juts out to match. Unlike other sharks that have more of a gray hue, this creepy thing looks not-so-pretty in pink. - There are over 40 species of hatchetfish that sport thin bodies covered in shiny scales. That’s why they often look metallic. These fish only grow to be around 6”, but they’re able to handle the pressure of the deep sea, living 5,000 ft below the surface! - Not quite. The Zombie Worm isn’t an undead creature of the deep sea; it is very much alive. It’s also known as the Bone Worm, and it can swallow bones of massive mammals like whales. - Along with some other creatures on this list, the Deep-Sea Dragonfish relies on its bioluminescent body parts to catch prey. It also uses its hanging appendage, which boasts a little red light on the end, coming out from its lower jaw. - Studying the Frilled Shark is like looking through a portal back to prehistoric times. That’s because scientists think that these eel-like sharks haven’t changed much since their oldest ancestors roamed the deep-sea waters, so they’re sometimes referred to as “living fossils.” - Scientists believe Liopleurodon thrived in this deep-sea trench because of its ability to swim long distances and its 4 paddle-like limbs. While they probably weren’t able to propel themselves toward prey like other animals of the area, they did manage to accelerate and attack very ruthlessly and efficiently. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Photos: https://www.depositphotos.com East News ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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#7 Scaleless Black Dragonfish The scaleless black dragonfish is a bioluminescent fish that can be found at depths of 1,500 metres. Most of the body is without scales and luminescent organs run along the sides. One of their distinctive feature is the long protrusion on the chin known as a barbel, which is tipped with a light-producing photophore. In spite of the terrifying appearance, they are considered to be a small fish, measuring only about 15 centimeters in length. Scaleless black dragonfish feed on small fish and crustaceans, as well as anything else they can find in the bottom of the ocean. They can flash their light-producing bodies on and off, attracting the attention of potential prey. Once it is close enough, the dragonfish snaps its powerful jaws and use their teeth to grab the prey. #6 Grimpoteuthis (Dumbo Octopus) Grimpoteuthis are commonly nicknamed as “Dumbo octopuses”, in reference to how the ear-like fins on top of its head resembles the ears of Walt Disney’s flying elephant, Dumbo. These fins are used by the octopus to flap itself upward and the tentacles are used to move in any direction. Grimpoteuthis are also known as “umbrella octopus”, as they are able to float like an umbrella. This intriguing deep sea animal lives on the ocean floor at extreme depths of 3,000 to 3,960 metres. They grow up to 20 cm in length and have an average lifespan of about 3-5 years. # 5 Pacific Viperfish Pacific viperfish can be found from 200-500 metres below the ocean surface. Their fangs are hinged and rotate inward, keeping the prey from escaping. Once the prey is captured, the viperfish will swallow it whole without chewing and slowly digest it, allowing to go as many as 12 days between meals. Pacific viperfish also have light-producing organs called photophores, and uses this light to attract its prey. # 4 Black Swallower The black swallower is known for its ability to swallow fish larger than its own body. It can be found in a worldwide distribution in tropical and subtropical waters, up to depths of 2,743 metres. The body of the swallower is elongated with a distensible stomach, capable of swallowing prey over twice its length and 10 times its mass. The stomach tissues of the swallower can stretch into thin transparency to hold these large prey. Sometimes, however, if the prey is too large and cannot be digested quickly enough, gases from decomposition will cause the stomach to expand and burst, killing the swallower. # 3 Fanfin Anglerfish The Fanfish anglerfish or hairy anglerfish is distinguished from other anglerfish by the lack of the bioluminescent lure at the end of the dorsal spine, and by its long dorsal and anal fin rays. They have a small, spherical body with long protuberances, and long fin rays to sense movement in the water. # 2 Deep Sea Angler Deep-sea anglers are considered to be one of the best-known creatures of the deep sea. There are about 200 species of anglerfish found throughout the world and its most distinctive feature is the dorsal spine that protrudes above its mouth like a fishing pole. They lure their prey with a bioluminescent lure at the end of the dorsal spine, and use their teeth to hold any prey that is helplessly lured in by the glowing light. Anglerfish usually live about a mile below the surface where the water temperature is near freezing. Some anglerfish can grow up to 1 meters in length. 1 Hatchetfish There are about 45 species of hatchetfish that vary in size from one to six inches. They are most well known for their extremely thin bodies that resemble the blade of a hatchet and ability to create their own light through a process called bioluminescence. These special light-producing organs are known as photophores, which run along the length of the body. Scientists predict that they can adjust the intensity of their lights to make them nearly invisible from predators. Hatchetfish are found in most temperate waters around the world and at depths ranging from 180 to 1,370 meters.
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From unidentified floating objects, to the scariest predators in the deep seas; Here are 16 bizarre creatures discovered in the Mariana Trench Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife Deep sea dragonfish Even though it’s a fish, the creature has the appearance of an eel. It has slippery slimy skin, and possesses no scales. But it does have a terrifying face with huge choppers that more than validate its scary name. They found in cold, dark waters some 6,000 feet below the surface 1828 m). It uses bioluminescent body parts to create a glow that is used for several purposes. It can be used to provide camouflage, or to communicate with others of its kind. The glow from its barbel (kind of like a whisker) dangles from its lower jaw and serves to attract prey, which mistake it for an easy dinner. Instead, the would-be predator becomes an easy meal for the dragonfish! Orb Jelly One of the strangest creatures ever seen was found in the Mariana Trench in 2016. In the picture, the marine animal looks like some sort of orb that’s radiating bolts of energy from its surface. Others think it looks more like a Christmas ornament! But experts have identified it as a jellyfish … and it was located more than 12,000 feet deep (3,700m) in the Mariana Trench. The shapes that appear like energy bolts are the creature’s tentacles. The bright yellow shapes might be the critter’s gonads. And the reddish color in the bell might be its radial canals. So researchers have identified its genus, but hadn’t officially assigned it a name. But they do suggest that it could represent a completely new species! Sea Devil Anglerfish The name is about as scary as the fish look. With its oddly shaped body and mouthful of razor teeth, they look like they could have swum up from the depths of hell. Their procreation is scary, too. The male will essentially fuse himself to the larger female until the two fish become one. He later serves to fertilize the female’s eggs at the right time. Did you know the creature’s jaws can open wide enough to swallow prey larger than itself? The Dumbo Octopus Maybe it’s fitting that the strange cephalopod is named for its resemblance to Walt Disney’s Dumbo, the flying elephant … because the creature kind of looks like a Disney creation. Its fins that appear like prominent ears inspired the nickname. But it's cartoonish appearance is enhanced by large eyes and an odd puckered mouth. They’re among the rarest octopuses, and the deepest dwelling member of their order. They’re known to live up to 23,000 feet below the surface. While they can camouflage themselves by changing color, the animals have a trait this is definitely un Disney-like: They eat their prey whole! Before getting to our number one creature, here’s an Honorable Mention … You likely would not expect to find Humans in the Mariana Trench, right? Without using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), there’s no way we could survive those crushing depths. But evidence of humans has been found there. Scientists say that extraordinary levels of pollution have been discovered more than 6 miles (10km) deep in the Trench. Along with plastic bags and tin cans littering the seafloor, evidence of high levels of banned industrial chemicals are contaminating marine life there. Amphipods (small prawn-like crustaceans) collected were found to have extremely high levels of toxic chemicals. Experts say that once the chemicals seep to the bottom of the trench, there's nowhere else it can go … and that leads to high levels of contamination. So it looks like there’s no area on the Earth remote enough to get away from ourselves! Fangtooth Fish -- They can live at extreme, icy depths of over 16,000 feet, some of the darkest parts of the ocean. With such a nightmarish appearance, it’s hard to believe the creature is only around six inches long, … and poses no known threat to humans. Looking at the picture, you can see how large the teeth are. In fact, those choppers are the largest teeth of any fish … proportionate to body size!
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8 creepiest ocean facts & discoveries! History’s creepiest facts about the ocean & creatures of the deepest surface! These mysterious ocean facts are still unknown. Subscribe for new videos: http://goo.gl/SaufF4 Follow us on Instagram: @theywillkillyou Voiceover by Carl Mason: [email protected] 8: The Basking Shark After the whale shark, the basking shark also known as Cetorhinus Maximus is the world’s second largest species of fish. The largest known specimen was measured at approximately 40 feet and weighed almost 20 tons. One of the basking shark’s most distinguishable features is its massive cavernous jaws 7: Barbeled Dragonfish The Barbeled Dragonfish is the best known species of Deep-sea dragonfish, and it belongs to the Strombidae family. It lives in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean where light does not reach and plant life is absent. The Barbeled Dragonfish produce light through organs called photophores and their skeletons are adapted to life in the deep ocean. They usually live at depths of 4.920 to 13,000 feet 6: White Shark Café In an area located halfway between the Hawaii Islands and the Guadalupe Islands, male, female and juvenile white sharks gather during spring and winter. The reason for this behavior is still unknown. The area has a radius of around 160 miles and in 2002 researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute gave it the unofficial name of White Shark Café. The researchers had tracked the sharks to the area using satellite tracking tags. They had initially believed that the sharks travelled there for mating purposes. However, continuous study of the area revealed that juvenile sharks also travelled there and thus the true reason for this migration pattern 5: Heracleion Approximately 1.500 years ago the Ancient Egyptian city of Thonis, which the Greeks later named Heracleion, was engulfed by the Mediterranean Sea. It was once a prosperous port, according to 5th century BC Greek historian Herodotus, which had been visited by Helen of Troy and Paris, her Trojan lover. The legend says that the mythical hero Heracles, also known as Hercules, had once passed through the city as well. In his honor the Greeks renamed the city Heracleion. The city represents one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the 21st century. In 2001 a team lead by Frank Goddio, a French marine archaeologist, found the relics of the lost city under the waters of Aboukir Bay, approximately 20 miles north-east of Alexandria. Goddio’s team found numerous artifacts which indicated 4: The Vast and Dark Unknown According to National Geographic “There are more artifacts from human history at the bottom of the ocean than there are in all the museums on the planet combined.” The ocean has an average depth of around 12.400 feet. Since light can only penetrate approximately 330 feet, most of the ocean’s secrets are shrouded in darkness. So far only around five per cent of the ocean has been explored. There are around 1 million species of animals and plants that have been found 3: Abyssal Gigantism The largest known colossal squid specimen was discovered on the 22nd of February 2007. It weighed over one thousand pounds and measured a total length of around fifteen feet. Colossal squids also have the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, measuring up to eleven inches in diameter. They are different from giant squids because they also have sharp hooks on their limbs instead of only having suckers lined with small teeth. In terms of mass, giant squids are lighter than colossal squids, but they generally surpass them in length with the females of the species measuring up to 43 feet. Many researchers 2: Red Tide A red tide is associated with the explosion of an algae population called dinoflagellates resulting into what is commonly known as an ‘algal bloom’. Scientists sometimes refer to red tides as HABs or harmful algal blooms due to the fact that they are deadly for certain species of marine wildlife such as birds, fish and even manatees or other larger species. These microscopic algae sometimes reproduce in a cluster thus changing the color of the water in certain oceanic areas. The most common color is a rusty shade of red but it may also range from brown to yellow or pink to orange. Red tides are usually associated with three types of algae. Karena brevia is common in the Gulf of Mexico, Alexandrium fundyense may be found from New England to Canada on the Atlantic coastline and Alexandrium 1: Inexplicable Sounds Using a network sound surveillance systems called hydrophones, the USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has detected a series of sounds, which they cannot fully explain. One of the most famous sounds was captured in 1997 and was nicknamed ‘The Bloop’. It is one of the loudest ocean sounds ever captured. It was heard by multiple sensors over an area of approximately 3100 miles. Dr. Christopher Fox from the NOAA excluded the possibility that the sound was man-made.
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Quick facts about this bioluminescent creature of the deep! The Stoplight Loosejaw (Malacosteus niger , rat-trap fish)! Stoplight Loosejaw facts! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvVWg9g4zQeoYdBsLbGypBQ 1700 to 13000ft(500 to 4000m) 12in (30cm) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Music from Youtube Free Audio Library Space Coast by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena Helpful Sources Sutton, T. T. (2005). Trophic ecology of the deep-sea fish Malacosteus niger (Pisces: Stomiidae): An enigmatic feeding ecology to facilitate a unique visual system? Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 52(11), 2065-2076. Douglas, R. H., Partridge, J. C., Dulai, K. S., Hunt, D. M., Mullineaux, C. W., & Hynninen, P. H. (1999). Enhanced retinal longwave sensitivity using a chlorophyll-derived photosensitiser in Malacosteus niger, a deep-sea dragon fish with far red bioluminescence. Vision research, 39(17), 2817-2832. http://oceana.org/marine-life/ocean-fishes/stoplight-loosejaw http://extrememarine.org.uk/old/2011/3/theabyss/the-midnight-zone/stoplight-loosejaw/index.html http://www.asknature.org/strategy/3737c9336a6ded86ed50cdd48c210735 Flickr Attributes NOAA Ocean Explorer Full Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAVaq0p6dzI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFhoIu4VKms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXl8F-eIoiM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrSu65Bb9X4 Intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFDNsDeShdY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r56KyYrMtF0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r1pLGA_cVI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q3sqVtve4c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQwWtqhaCoc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1-gq37zlm4
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Dragonfish mouth gape - functional head joint in Eustomias obscurus. Credit: Evolution of a Functional Head Joint in Deep-Sea Fishes (Stomiidae) Nalani K. Schnell, G. David Johnson PLoS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0170224 Am creat acest videoclip cu Editorul video YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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Check my other CHANNELS: YouTube.com/FaithfulTrigger Deep Sea Monster The Dragon Fish The Deep Sea Dragonfish, or Grammatostomias flagellibarba, is a ferocious predator in spite of its small size. It is one of many species known to inhabit the deep oceans of the world. This fish grows to about six inches in length. It has a large head and mouth equipped with many sharp, fang-like teeth. The dragonfish has a long barbel attached to its chin. This barbel is tipped with a light-producing organ known as a photophore. The dragonfish uses this organ like a fishing lure, flashing it on and off and waving it back and forth. Once an unsuspecting fish gets too close, it is snapped up in the dragonfish's powerful jaws. The dragonfish also has photophores along the sides of its body. These light organs may be used to signal other dragonfish during mating. They may also serve to attract and disorient prey fishes from deep below. The Dragonfish lives in deep ocean waters at depths of up to 5000 feet (1,500 meters). They are found in most tropical regions around the world.
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Deep Sea Creatures [National Geographic Documentary 2017 HD] The Deep sea creature refers to organisms that live below the photic zone of the ocean. These creatures must survive in extremely harsh conditions, such as hundreds of bars of pressure, small amounts of oxygen, very little food, no sunlight, and constant, extreme cold. Most creatures have to depend on food floating down from above. These creatures live in very demanding environments, such as the abyssal or hadal zones, which, being thousands of meters below the surface, are almost completely devoid of light. The water is between 3 and 10 degrees Celsius and has low oxygen levels. Due to the depth, the pressure is between 20 and 1,000 bars. Creatures that live hundreds or even thousands of meters deep in the ocean have adapted to the high pressure, lack of light, and other factors. The depths of the ocean are festooned with the most nightmarish creatures imaginable. You might think you’re safe, because these critters live thousands of feet down in a cold dark abyss, but the vampire squid, which looks like a nightmare umbrella, and the frilled shark—a literal living fossil—will live on in the recesses of your mind long after you’ve clicked away. Enjoy these deep sea horrors and try to have a relaxing day afterward. ► NOTE : I'm a big fan of National Geographic and I just collect the best parts of National Geographic. I do not make money from National Geographic's Video. Thanks You very much
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These fish look like aliens, but are in fact creatures from the sea! The vampire squid, giant isopod or goblin shark look like space aliens, not fish! SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 10. Blobfish Starting our ranking of alien fish that should be in their own monster movie...number ten...the Blobfish. Looking like the ultimate couch potato with fins, there’s something really erie about this globby mound of fishy flesh. First discovered off the coast of New Zealand in 2003, its been unseen for so long because it typically lives in really deep waters...up to 39-hundred feet where the pressure is 60 to 120 times higher than sea level. This creature is all blob and no bite really. 9 Fangtooth Fish How about this fish to look intimidating and dangerous. Coming in as number nine in our list is the Fangtooth Fish. It is also a deep sea dweller...in some cases being found at depths of more than 16-thousand-feet. As the long teeth in this baby would tell you, this is a predatory fish that uses those long sharp teeth in sort of an “attack first and ask questions later” method for meal time. The teeth of the Fangtooth are the largest of any fish in proportion to its body size in the ocean. 8. Barreleye Fish Next is something called the Barreleye Fish...also known as a Spook Fish. This truly looks like something from a different planet. The most unusual feature of this fish is its transparent head...sort of like a glass canopy of a fighter jet so the pilot can see all around. When you look at the front of this creature you see an obvious mouth and what appears to be two eyes just above. Those are actually the equivalent of nostrils. 7. Giant Isopod Number seven is just one nasty looking sea creature, the Giant Isopod. These guys live in the cold deep waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and can range from three to almost twenty inches long. They look like a cross between a beetle and a common roach...but they are much larger. While much bigger, they are actually relative to what is typically called the pill bug 6. Stonefish Next is a fish that is a master of disguise...the Stone Fish. Possible the most dangerous fish in the sea for two reasons. First, this guy sits on the ocean bottom like a piece of the ocean floor. A expert at camouflage, this fish looks exactly like a rock or a piece of coral. The second reason it’s dangerous...its dorsal fin contains spines that inject a stout neurotoxin that is venomous and can be fatal to humans. 5 Archerfish: The next on our list of top Alien Sea Creatures is this little guy. Growing to about 6 inches long this is the Archerfish. You may think...this fish doesn’t look at all like an alien sea creature...in fact it looks pretty typical as far as fish go. But it’s not what this fish looks like as much as what it does. 4. Angler fish The Angler fish on the other hand is a fish that should have had a part in Rocky Horror Picture Show. This guy is one ugly, scary and alien looking fish. It’s not just because of the incredibly big mouth with those terrorizing teeth, but then he has this...this...appendage that is a quite unusual fleshy curved night light that hangs in front of its face to attract prey. 3. Vampire Squid: This floating mass of flesh is next up...the Vampire Squid. This guy is found in the very deep depths of temperate and tropical ocean waters. These creepy creatures are about a foot long on average and typically have a velvety black color to a light red shade to their exterior depending on where you find it and how much light is available. 2. Black Dragonfish: This sea creature is one wicked looking fish…if you want to call it a fish. Scientifically it is, but It looks a lot like the creatures in the movie “Alien.” This is really a creeper and what’s really weird is that the male and the female are so totally different, it’s like they’re not even the same species of fish. 1. Goblin Shark: And topping the list of truly Alien Sea Creatures is this one...look away if you must, but this is known as a Goblin Shark…a rare deep sea shark also known as an Elfin Shark. This hideous looking water dweller is thought to be a living fossil because it carries some very primitive traits that scientists say date back to 125 million years ago. Its long Pinocchio looking snout and small eyes give it a unique look that is magnified when it wants to feeds. Its jaw is what truly makes it goblin looking.
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The Anglerfish...Dragonfish or the Frilled Shark are the stuff of nighmares. These are the scariest sea creatures out there that will keep you up at night. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Anglerfish Most deep-sea creatures look strange. Some of them might look like vicious predators while others may seem harmless. And then there’s the anglerfish, number 6 on our list. These creatures have gigantic heads with enormous crescent-shaped mouths that reveal sharp, translucent teeth. Thin and flexible bones enable the anglerfish to stretch its stomach and its jaw to an enormous size and swallow prey almost twice as large as its own body. There are currently over 200 anglerfish species in the world and most of them live in the depths of the Atlantic and Antarctic oceans. Females have a distinctive piece of dorsal spine that protrudes above their mouths like a fishing pole. At the tip it has a lure of luminous flesh used to bait in prey. Monkfish As we approach the final spots on our list we stop to take a look at the monkfish, of the Lophius order, well known off the coasts of Europe. Like with many other fish on this list the head is perhaps the scariest thing about the monkfish. Its mouth extends around the circumference of the head and both jaws boast rows of long, pointed teeth. Along its body and around the head the monkfish has fringed appendages that look like seaweed and help with its camouflage. It can also change color to match its surroundings. These monstrous creatures can grow up to be almost 5 feet long. Their ventral and pectoral fins are so articulated that they basically allow them to ‘walk’ on the seabed. Black Swallower The number 4 spot is taken by the black swallower. This fish lives at an average depth of 9,000 feet below sea-level. At such depths food sources are pretty scarce so inhabitants really need to make it count when they find a potential meal. That’s not a problem for the black swallower as it can devour a fish almost twice its own length and ten times its body mass. It uses its hooked front teeth to lock onto prey which then makes its way into a specialized gut that can stretch until it hangs under the rest of the body. The stomach tissue is so stretched that it becomes transparent. As if the long curved teeth weren’t bad enough, here’s a fish that displays its victims as they are about to be digested. Frilled Shark At number 3 on our list we have the frilled shark, another fish that has been named a ‘living fossil’ because its primitive features. For a long time this creature has been compared to the mythical sea serpent. This is mainly because of its eel-like body, broad, flattened head and short, rounded snout. The fringed appearance of its six pairs of gill slits is where the creature’s common name comes from. The frilled shark has rarely been encountered alive. It has long jaws that are extremely flexible and allow it to swallow its prey whole. It is believed that this alien-looking creature hunts by bending its body and then lunging forward like a snake. The frilled shark has 25 rows of trident-shaped teeth that curve towards its mouth, acting like a trap for its prey. There have been situations where even scientists examining dead specimens have injured themselves on the frilled shark’s formidable teeth. Cookiecutter Shark The number 2 spot goes out to the cookiecutter shark, a fish that may be found in all of the world’s oceans in tropical and temperate-warm regions, particularly near islands. Don’t let its name fool you, as the cookiecutter shark has earned it due to one of the most unique attacking techniques on this list. Using its bandsaw-like set of lower teeth, a specialized pharynx and lips adapted for suction this fish gouges out round plugs of flesh out of larger animals. The distinctive cookie-cutter marks that it leaves behind have been found on many fishes and marine animals but also on undersea cables, submarines and, creepily enough, even human bodies. Even though it sounds scary, the cookiecutter shark rarely grows larger than 22 inches in length. It also has a cylindrical body, large eyes, a short, blunt snout and special organs capable of producing light, known as photophores. Stargazers Finally at number 1 we have the stargazers, a family of fish that were named after the placement of their eyes, which are on top of their heads. Stargazers have large heads and large mouths that face upwards. They are masters of camouflage and will often bury themselves in the sand and leap upwards on unsuspecting prey. These ambush predators have often been referred to as the ‘meanest thing in creation’. Aside from owning two large venomous spikes above their pectoral fins, they are among the few bony fishes to possess an electric organ. This means that during an attack they can venom as well as electric shocks.
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