25 Creepiest Creatures Caught While Fishing

Posted by , Updated on April 27, 2017


Massive and deep, the ocean is a great mystery, full of unexplored regions and undiscovered species. Yet, over the centuries, fishermen have caught the creepiest creatures, sending shivers down our spine and giving us a taste of what lies beneath. Here are the 25 Creepiest Creatures Caught While Fishing.

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Largest Seahorse

Hippocampus_hystrix_(Spiny_seahorse)_yellowSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3252289/Did-eat-seabiscuits-World-s-biggest-seahorse-caught-fisherman-s-net-south-coast-England-THIRTEEN-inches-snout-tail.html

Seahorses are generally tiny, measuring on average around 0.6 inches long. Now, imagine the surprise of the British fishermen that caught a 14-inch seahorse near Poole Harbour, Dorset.


23-Foot-Long Oarfish Caught by U.S. Navy

Giant_OarfishSource: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Giant_Oarfish.jpg

Oarfish are incredibly rare sea creatures. By the look of it, we’d imagine it would be a deadly sea monster, but it’s mostly harmless. Off the coast of San Diego, California, Navy Seals found a 300 pound, 23-foot Oarfish.


Ocellated Icefish

Chionodraco_rastrospinosusSource: http://www.livescience.com/28504-ocellated-icefish-clear-blood.html

Living about 3,200 feet down in the Antarctic ocean, the Ocellated Icefish is a weird fish, primarily because it’s the only known creature in the world to have clear blood.


Spikey Blue Fish

Spikey Blue FishSource: https://twitter.com/rfedortsov/status/810712663101767680

This beautiful bluefish was caught by Roman Fedorstov out on a fishing boat in northwest Russia. It’s similarities to a dinosaur are striking.


Alien Sea Creature Caught Alive in Singapore

GorgonocephalidaeSource: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-angler-clarifies-that-he-was-the-one-who-caught-the-basket-star

Like something straight out of the movie Alien, a Singaporean fisherman found a live creature with dozens of arms wiggling and squirming on his boat, easily giving anyone the chills. What the fisherman caught is called a Basket Star, a close relative to the starfish. Its arms continue to grow, expand, and replicate, helping it catch prey.

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