No doubt, the seas are the next frontier humans are trying to conquer. The deep sea is the lowest layer of the ocean, at a depth of 1800m and above.
When we think of sea animals, we mainly imagine the cordial dolphins, scary sharks, and maybe the huge blue whales. But some weird deep sea creatures living in the bottom most depths of the sea are a little less familiar to the way we tend to imagine ocean life. From the droopy blobfish, to the terrifying Fangtooth fish, to the hypnotizing flashlight fish, the ocean’s deep is a circus of curious characters.
Even scientists still don’t know very much about the creatures of the deep sea. But one thing we do know is that it’s populated by some pretty peculiar creatures. Scientists are still finding bizarre new deep sea creatures every year. Here are the list of 15 weirdest deep sea creature. For details
#15 Frilled Shark
Humans rarely encounter frilled sharks, which prefer to remain in the oceans’ depths, up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface. Considered living fossils, frilled sharks bear many physical characteristics of ancestors who swam the seas in the time of the dinosaurs. This 5.3-foot (1.6-meter) specimen was found in shallow water in Japan in 2007 and transferred to a marine park. It died hours after being caught.
Termed a living fossil, this seldom seen shark inhabits the depths of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Scientists speculate that it captures its prey by bending its body and lunging forward like a snake while proceeding to swallow its victim whole.