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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You’re probably familiar with seahorses, but what about sea pigs? These oinkers have several legs and are actually a type of sea cucumber found in very deep waters throughout the world’s ocean. Researchers have seen sea pigs in large groups numbered in the hundreds, crawling along the sea floor.