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Top 6 scary creatures you never knew existed under water.

Jordanthornhill
By Jordanthornhill | self meida writer
Published 9 days ago - 136 views


Who needs make believe monsters this Halloween when we have our real life scary sea creatures? Read on for the Marine Conservation Society’s top 10 things that go bump in the night …or splash!

1 Angler fish.

The charming good looks of the anglerfish remain hidden in the dark, as it uses a bright lure to bring unassuming prey up close to its sharp teeth. The male black devil anglers have a strange clingy side - after finding a female, they latch on and don’t let go!

2 Stargerzer.

Watch your step! This beauty sits just beneath the sand with only its eyes and sharp teeth poking out ready to ambush its prey. This guy packs a punch with venomous spines and gives electric shocks to unwary prey.

3 Vampire squid

In the dark depths of the sea, this red eyed squid has webbed arms that look like the jet black cape of a vampire when raised in defence! Using jet propulsion to ‘fly’ through the water, it expels a sticky cloud of bioluminescent mucus from the tips of its arms.

4 Viper fish

These deep sea fish remain still in the water, and attract their prey using a natural light at the end of their long dorsal spine that flashes on and off above their head. With teeth so big, the viperfish can’t even close its mouth!

5 Lamprey


This prehistoric, parasitic fish detects vibrations in the water and latches onto its prey - feeding on flesh or sucking blood. This is a protected species and their return to UK rivers is a symbol of better water quality.

6 Scorpionfish

This camouflage expert has skin flaps that help it blend perfectly with its surroundings, aiding its strategy as a ‘sit and wait’ predator. It’s one of the most poisonous fish in the world, and their large mouth allows them to swallow their prey whole.

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