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.
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
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.
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
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
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.