The Scariest Monsters of the Deep Sea
We took the spook-tacular celebration to the depths of the ocean, where some of the craziest—and scariest—looking creatures lurk in the dark.
- By Emily G. Frost and Hannah Waters
- October 30, 2012, Subscribe
|Learn more about the
ocean from the
Smithsonian's Ocean Portal.
(Ocean Portal / NOAA, Alaska Fisheries Science Center)
Remember the horror movie, The Blob? This sculpin bears some resemblance to the invading alien. These fish are usually found at depths of up to 2,800 meters along the U.S. West coast and can get caught in nets that indiscriminately trawl the seafloor for commercially important species like crabs.