That's one ugly mother fucker!
I was browsing the internets for shit and giggles this morning and eventually stumbled upon a video of a really creepy deep sea fish.. An ugly motherfucker fish that is:
As briefly mentioned on the video, this ugly creature is commonly known as ogre fish or the common fangtooth. Scientifically described as Anoplogaster cornuta this creepy fucker can be found in tropical and temperate waters in the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean, with adults usually residing in depths from 500 to 5,000 meters. Yeah, chances are you will never see one from up close, sorry.
Despite its scary looks it's harmless to humans, feeding mainly on small fish, crustaceans and cephalopods.
Wikipedia has a great article about it in case you want to learn more, just head over to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anoplogaster_cornuta
On a sidenote, the video is taken from a vessel belonging to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI):
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a private, non-profit oceanographic research center in Moss Landing, California. MBARI was founded in 1987 by David Packard, and is primarily funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Christopher Scholin serves as the institute's president and chief executive officer, managing a work force of approximately 220 scientists, engineers, and operations and administrative staff. source
Over the course of time they have filmed all kinds of alien like creatures of the deep blue, here's a link to their YouTube channel, highly recommended. You won't believe some of the creatures they have filmed actually exist:
Don't know where to start? Here's a compilation of 10 of their favorite weird deep sea creatures:
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