Humans have not even seen half of the billion creatures living in our ocean waters.
However, one Russian fisherman has decided to release pictures of the most mysterious creatures he has discovered from the deep blue.
These creatures are known to cause nightmares, so be careful!
According to dailymail,
It can be easy to forget that an alien world lives right beneath us – the mysterious ecosystem of the deep ocean, where the creatures of your nightmares lurk far below the surface.
But, the Twitter feed of one Russian fisherman could make you think twice before ever dipping your toes at the beach again.
Murmansk-based Roman Fedortsov has revealed a trove of terrifying catches, from eight-legged arthropods to fish with dagger-like teeth.
The gates of hell have opened and they’re underwater. Russia is infamous for its tragic nuclear accident at Chernobyl and you’d be forgiven for thinking these creatures fished up from the depths were linked to it. But though they might look like radioactive mutants, they’re actually just fruits of the deep sea. Weird, freaky fruits.
The lucky man responsible for trawling up these terrors is Russian fisherman Roman Fedortsov. Sailing from a port in Murmansk, he seems to have a gift for dredging the frightening fishes out of their underworld boltholes. And now they’ve been unleashed on the internet.
The fisherman works on a trawler, a type of ship tailored specifically to dredge the seafloor or fish deep in the water column. The ship’s heavy nets are usually meant to catch shrimp, cod, halibut and other commercially sold fishes. But sometimes it can pull up a world of creatures that look completely alien to us.
Naturally, such animals might be a common sight to deep-sea fishers. However, to us landlubbers, they look like the love children of Cthulhu and Beelzebub’s less attractive sibling. It’s unsurprising, then, that when Fedortsov uploaded his “prize catches” to Twitter in early 2016, they gave the internet a reason to change their pants.