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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.

The Proboscis Worm (Parborlasia corrugatus)

Proboscis worm
(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
The proboscis worm grows to lengths up to two meters and scavenges for grub on the seafloor. These worms will eat pretty much anything they come across and have few—if any—predators.

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