At Nearly 7 Miles Depth, The Mariana Trench Has Some Of The Scariest, Most Bizarre Creatures
Located in The Pacific Ocean, the Mariana Trench is the deepest part of any of the oceans in the world. It is 1,580 miles long with a maximum depth of 6.831 miles. Its depth makes it pitch black and the temperatures there are few degrees above freezing. Strange and different sea creatures live here. According to scientists who’ve explored the trench, creatures living here have learned to live in different kinds of severe conditions. They can protect themselves from cold, light up the dark parts of the ocean and manage to evade even the sea’s scariest predators.
1 The Goblin Shark
This terrifying creature measures between 8 and 13 feet. It was discovered first in 1898. The male’s weight can go up to 463 pounds. Those fangs look scary…
The hatchetfish produces its own light using special organs. They are mostly found at 600 to 4500 feet and this is why they need the protruding sensitive eyes.
It’s vaguely shaped like a football and uses a bulbous lure to draw its prey before using its jaws to snatch it up.
4 Frilled Shark
The frilled shark is prehistoric with 300 trident-shaped teeth that are neatly aligned in 25 rows. According to scientist, this beast takes 3 and a half years to give birth. It’s a gestation period record holder!
5 Dumbo Octopus
The Dumbo octopus earns its name from its ear-like fins. It lives at depths of between 10,000 to 11,000 feet. The Dumbo Octopus feeds on worms and other crustaceans found on the sea floor.
These creatures can be termed as the cutest on the Mariana Trench.
6 Fanfin Seadevil
Their males grow to about ½ an inch in length while the female can go up to 8 inches. The right words to describe the male during breeding can only be ‘overly attached’. This is because it fuses itself onto the female and shares the female’s bloodstream just like a parasite. See, very overly attached!
7 Dragon fish
The dragon fish produces its own light. To attract potential mates and prey, the dragon fish uses a flashing barbell that’s attached to its chin. This creature uses its pitch black stomach to hide unlucky prey.
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