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Fisherman Roman Fedortsov posts pics of Russian sea monsters (Photos)
Fisherman Roman Fedortsov posts pics of Russian sea monsters

Fisherman Roman Fedortsov posts pics of Russian sea monsters (Photos)

Roman Fedortsov works on a fishing trawler based in Murmansk, a port city in the extreme northwest part of Russia. Earlier this year, he started tweeting photographs of his most unusual catches.

Among the many creatures brought to light is the frilled shark – an elusive eel-like shark with rows of terrifying teeth.

The frilled shark is often called a living ‘relic’ due to its primitive features.

The fisherman has also revealed photos of the bizarre chimaera, a fish commonly known as the ‘ghost shark.’

Another bizarre fish, with bulging red eyes and drooping red lips, was identified as a type of grenadier.

These are also known as rattails, and can be found deep below the surface from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

While deep-sea creatures tend to have an alien-like appearance to begin with, it’s also known that changes in pressure can affect the appearance of some when they’re brought to the surface.

Thousands of feet below the sea, they are subjected to extremely high pressures.

While some are able to withstand dramatic vertical migrations, the lower pressures of the world above are known to cause metabolic problems for others, and can even alter their shape.

Wrote a commenter by the name of Threb on Daily Mail’s report: “I would like to know just why it is necessary for these Russian trawler men to be dropping nets down thousands of feet to the sea bed where no light penetrates. Such zones are normally undisturbed by commercial fishing, which is precisely why these strange creatures have survived thus far.”

Another commenter, Baader, added that “if they are fishing in the deep sea it’s because the fish are scarce in the (shallower) waters”. Other commenters said the fish probably died as they were taken up from great depths, while yet others marvelled at the life in the seas.

Said a commenter with the username ALM2017: “In our deep oceans we have… an alien world. Very interesting and remarkable creatures.”

1. A RATTAIL OR GRENADIER

2. A FRILLED SHARK

3. A BIZARRE CHIMAERA OR “GHOST SHARK”

4. A STOPLIGHT LOOSEJAW OR DEEP-SEA DRAGONFISH

5. A SEA SPIDER

6. A BLACK SCABBARDFISH

Here are other creatures photographed by the fisherman that have yet to be identified.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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