Fishing in the deep: observations of a deep-sea anglerfish

This small deep-sea anglerfish, Chaunacops coloratus, was first observed at Davidson Seamount in 2002 by scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Although it was first described from a single specimen collected off Panama in 1899, we had no idea that these fish […]

Animated Shark Facts – Sleeper Sharks

Sharks. They are one of the most mysterious kinds of animals. Hardly any other creatures in our oceans are as fascinating to us as as they are. However, despite sharks being one of the most diverse animals on the planet, with more than 400 different species, only a handful of them seem to be appreciated, […]

7 of the Most Uniquely Fierce Sharks

[ ♪ Intro ] Sharks come in a lot of different shapes and sizes, and not just big, bigger, and “God, help save me!” Worldwide, there are at least 500 different shark species, and most of them aren’t the bazillion-toothed, seal and surfer-terrorizing nemeses of the deep that Hollywood tells us they are. The great […]

Gulper Eel | World’s Weirdest Animals

Deep in the atlantic ocean is a sea creature that is a thing of nightmares. On this episode of world’s weirdest animals we bring you the gulper eel. Living at extreme depths in the north atlantic, this deep sea fish is one not seen normally by human eyes. A rare fisherman’s catch the gulper eel, […]

Watch this eel inflate its head like a balloon

Very little is known about the gulper eel. This camera-shy deep sea fish is sometimes called the pelican eel because of the strange things it can do with its mouth. Researchers were based out of the Azores Islands where they have been studying underwater species for almost 30 years. They boarded a submarine and plunged […]

Top 10 Most Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures Ever Discovered

The Strangest Creatures from the Sea!

Here are a few of the strangest looking creatures from the sea! 9 – Frilled shark Conveniently considered as a “living fossil”, the frilled shark inhabits the depths of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It’s pretty uncommon to find it below 3,900 feet, although it’s been caught as deep as fifty one hundred feet below […]

Most FASCINATING Shark Behavior!

Despite the myth that sharks are lean, mean, killing machines, the more we learn about them the more fascinating they become!! From advanced problem solving skills to making friends, here are 8 fascinating shark behaviors. 8. Do sharks sleep? Even though we’ve been researching them for years, shark sleeping is still a mystery. One popular […]

The anglerfish: The original approach to deep-sea fishing

Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep-diving research vehicles. This little angler, about 9 cm long, is named Melanocetus. It is also known as the Black Seadevil and it lives in […]

Terrifying Super-Fish Reeled In By Fisherman From Seas Near Site Of Fukushima Nuclear Accident

This giant fish was pulled out of the ocean near the site of the Fukushima nuclear accident. The vast fish looks prehistoric with its gaping mouth and vast head. Japanese fisherman Hirasaka Hiroshi tweeted a photo of himself with his catch saying it was a wolffish. He wrote: “It was worth flying to Hokkaido twice […]