Weird Nature 45 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away from the Ocean  

Ashley Reign
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Do you occasionally enjoy the peace and quiet of a nice day out on the waves? Love the occasional cute sea creature that pops up to say hello when you’re chilling at the beach? Well, then you may have come to the wrong place! Here we’ve collected a list of some of the most disturbing scary sea creatures that roam beneath the waves. We’ve scoured the depths of the deepest waters to find a list of creepy creatures and scary fish that prove that the deep sea and ocean depths are the most horrifying places on Earth.

You may think twice about taking up Scuba-diving after getting a load of some of these deep sea fish, who range from weird to terrifying. While some of these guys (or maybe they're gals, who can be sure?), such as the Dumbo octopus, could possibly be considered cute in the right light, others such as the goblin shark are just plain terrifying. Among this collection, you’ll find both deep sea dwellers that have been known to mankind for quite some time, as well as others that were only discovered as recently as the past decade and remain relatively mysterious. 

So if you’re ready to get a load of what lurks beneath the surface, take a look at some of the most bizarre deep sea creatures the oceans have to offer. We’ve got a wide range of creatures from the harmless to the lethal, all of which sport the wildly bizarre looks that can only be found way beneath the waves. Whether they’re bottom-dwellers or deep sea swimmers, many of these freaky fish have looks that only a mother fish could love.
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The Deadly Looking Dragonfish


The Deadly Looking Dragonfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 45 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away from the Ocean
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These scary lookin' dudes, called "Dragonfish," actually start life closer to the surface, due to the fact that their eggs are buoyant. Eventually however, they become capable of producing their own light through a process known as bio-luminescence and descend much deeper into the shadowy depths of the ocean.
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The Super Scary Fanfin Seadevil


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Though the creepy looking "Fanfin Seadevil" has a terrifying appearance, it's also almost completely black, which makes it very hard to spot in the deep waters of the ocean. When mating, the males fuse themselves to the females and share the same bloodstreams! And you thought your ex was bad!
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The Ghoulish Looking Goblin Shark


The Ghoulish Looking Goblin Sh... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 45 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away from the Ocean
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The "Goblin Shark" is the sole surviving member of a 125 million year-old family of sharks known as "Mitsukurinidae" and are sometimes referred to as "living fossils." They are very rare and generally found at depths deeper than 330 feet.
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The Sinister Looking Lancet Fish


The Sinister Looking Lancet Fi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 45 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away from the Ocean
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These evil-looking fish are called "Lancet Fish" and are cannibals, in that they've been known to eat their own kind. The nocturnal predator is rarely seen near the surface however, so little is known about it.