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14 Ocean Animals That Look Like Something Straight Out Of Your Nightmares

Damn nature, you scary.

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1. Barreleye Fish

Most aesthetically shocking feature: Maybe it's their upward pointing eyes or perhaps THE FACT THAT THEIR HEADS ARE SEE THROUGH.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: Maybe it's their upward pointing eyes or perhaps THE FACT THAT THEIR HEADS ARE SEE THROUGH.

2. Gulper Eel

Most aesthetically shocking feature: THAT MOUTH. It's an eel, but it has the mouth of a pelican. You can't just go combining creature features, nature.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: THAT MOUTH. It's an eel, but it has the mouth of a pelican. You can't just go combining creature features, nature.

3. Roughback Batfish

Most aesthetically shocking feature: That smug little face with the red lips is unsettling. They look like they have thoughts and opinions — controversial ones.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: That smug little face with the red lips is unsettling. They look like they have thoughts and opinions — controversial ones.

4. Dumbo Octopus

Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like someone melted an elephant.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like someone melted an elephant.

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5. Blobfish

Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like someone melted Doug Funnie.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like someone melted Doug Funnie.

6. Goblin Shark

Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like a piranha wearing a giant lizard mask, but nope it’s actually a full on shark.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like a piranha wearing a giant lizard mask, but nope it’s actually a full on shark.

7. Frilled Shark

Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like a zombie, as if non-undead looking sharks aren't scary enough.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like a zombie, as if non-undead looking sharks aren't scary enough.

8. Giant Squid

Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like something from the set of a Ridley Scott movie.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like something from the set of a Ridley Scott movie.

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9. Stareater Fish

Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like it has needles for teeth and sucks the soul out of its prey.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like it has needles for teeth and sucks the soul out of its prey.

10. Pacific Viperfish

Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like it has shards of glass for teeth and sucks the soul out of its prey.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks like it has shards of glass for teeth and sucks the soul out of its prey.

11. Giant Isopod

Most aesthetically shocking feature: The size. Anything with that many legs and antennas shouldn't come in XL.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: The size. Anything with that many legs and antennas shouldn't come in XL.

12. Chimaera

Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks more like some sort of rare water Pokémon than an actual thing in the ocean. Also, they caught one on camera for the first time recently.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: It looks more like some sort of rare water Pokémon than an actual thing in the ocean. Also, they caught one on camera for the first time recently.

13. Black Swallower

Most aesthetically shocking feature: That trash bag looking thing attached to it is actually its stomach, and it can eat fish twice as long and 10 times its size.
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: That trash bag looking thing attached to it is actually its stomach, and it can eat fish twice as long and 10 times its size.

14. Marine Hatchet Fish

Most aesthetically shocking feature: Their faces always look worried/scared and that makes me worried/scared. Wondering what’s got them feeling so anxious?!
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Most aesthetically shocking feature: Their faces always look worried/scared and that makes me worried/scared. Wondering what’s got them feeling so anxious?!