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

Frilled Shark (Wikicommons)

Deep sea blob sculpin (Psychrolutes phrictus)

Deep-sea blob sculpin
(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.


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