Dec 30, 2005

Deep Sea Abomination

The tsunami that struck last year washed up a lot of ugly deep sea creatures. Luckily those who recovered these nasties were good enough to take photos for us.

I wish I knew what this creature is called. I began a search online to find its name, but I didn't know where to begin. What key words would I use? 'abominable fish,' 'hideous sea creature,' 'ugly big tooth black fish'? Maybe one of our readers can identify it for us.

I think I will settle for calling him, 'I'm glad you're stuck in the deep sea, because you are ugly.'

Once again, this fish proves that if you are a creature that never sees the light of day, you are pretty well guaranteed to be ugly.

10 comments:

Yu The Great said...

Dear God, that's nasty!

Anonymous said...

Looks like an angler fish

Raging Wombat said...

You might be right on the angler fish. Either way, you have given me another idea for an upcoming post ...

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Michelle said...

angler fish for sure

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Michelle. I like that you're digging through the archives.

David said...

I think it may be the fangtooth, or ogrefish. Its tricky to say without being trained in taxonomy though, so many of these deep sea creatures are absolutely hideous. But this might help...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/w62.html

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, David. That's a great site.

Nicky said...

it's that fish from Finding Nemo that has the light on his head