Weird Nature

13 Gnarly Creatures That Have Adapted To Life On The Ocean Floor

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Although there are millions of different species of animals on the planet, perhaps the scariest of all are the creatures who live on the ocean floor. These deep-sea creatures have made the lowest parts of the world their home, surviving thousands of meters below the surface. Down in those environments there are all kinds of hazards and complications. Food is often scarce, there is hardly any light, the water can reach almost freezing temperatures, and the pressure of so many feet of water is a crushing weight.

It is little wonder, then, that many animals of the deep ocean have only survived thanks to bizarre adaptations that would never have evolved in other places. While this makes for some rather nightmarish looking deep-sea fish, these terrifying marine creatures are simply doing the best they can to survive in one of the most difficult environments on the planet. Here are a few of these bizarre oddities of nature that are, fortunately, far enough away from the average land dweller to pose no real danger.

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