Graveyard Shift 20 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 Super Scary Fanfin Seadevil
The Super Scary Fanfin Seadevi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away From The Ocean
Photo: D. Shale/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0
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) 2 on the list 20 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away From The Ocean
Photo:  Dianne Bray/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 3.0 AU
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 Spooky Looking Snaggletooth
The Spooky Looking Snaggletoot... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away From The Ocean
Photo:  NOAA Photo Library/Flickr/CC BY 2.0
The creepy looking "Snaggletooth" not only has incredibly sharp teeth, but a special glow in the dark "lure" on it's chin that it wiggles to attract prey.
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The Very Scary Viperfish
The Very Scary Viperfish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away From The Ocean
Photo: David Csepp/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
While the spooky looking "Viperfish" sticks to deeper waters during the day, a handful have been known to venture closer to the surface at night. Unfortunately however, they don't survive very long in captivity so not a whole lot is known about them.
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