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
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Perfectly camouflaged to look like a rock on the floor of a coral reef, the stonefish is the most venomous fish in the world. It has 13 spines along its back that release the venom, which can kill humans within just a few hours.