These Fearsome Ocean Creatures are Absolutely Real

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The ocean is a strange and fascinating place. People often think of cocktails and fun in the sun, but down deep is an entirely different world. Here are some of the creatures that call it home.
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Frilled Shark

This deep sea shark is rarely seen, but swallows its prey whole, much like a snake.
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Giant Squid

This guy’s size is scary enough, but it’s also been likened to a sea monster.
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Fangtooth Moray

This guy might not be very big, but his teeth are nothing to mess around with.
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Fanfin Sea Devil

This fearsome creature is actually completely black so it can really sneak up on you if you get down deep enough.
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Viperfish

These guys are really freaky looking and sometimes venture to shallow water when it gets dark outside.
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Goblin Shark

True to its name, this shark is terrifying and can only be found below 330 feet.
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Dragonfish

Because these fish can produce their own light, they live down in the depths of the sea.
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Lancet Fish

This nocturnal predator will eat its own kind.
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Hatchetfish

This kind of fish glows in the dark and swims way down deep in the dark part of the ocean.
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Elephant Shark

This species of shark likes to dig through the sand at the bottom of the ocean for things to eat.
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