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9 Animals That Prove The Ocean Is A House For Monsters

Once you go deep enough, the monsters become real.

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Forget Finding Nemo–if you take a personal submarine deep enough, the animals are more like monsters than adorable fishies.

9. Humpback Anglerfish

Yes, it has a mouth full of fangs. But what makes it truly scary is that it HAS A LIGHTBULB GROWING OUT OF ITS HEAD.
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Yes, it has a mouth full of fangs. But what makes it truly scary is that it HAS A LIGHTBULB GROWING OUT OF ITS HEAD.

8. Goblin Shark

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It's extra-long nose isn't just to smell your fear, it can actually smell the electric currents given off by its prey. This extra-scary shark HAS A LITERAL SUPERPOWER.

7. Oh My God Another Human Down Here!

No, it was just your reflection in your mini-sub's porthole. Of course there's no one else down there with you. YOU MAY BE ALONE FOREVER.
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No, it was just your reflection in your mini-sub's porthole. Of course there's no one else down there with you. YOU MAY BE ALONE FOREVER.

6. The Inescapable Ocean Of Darkness

It's scarier than any particular creature because it could contain MILLIONS OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN MONSTERS.
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It's scarier than any particular creature because it could contain MILLIONS OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN MONSTERS.

5. The Crushing Emptiness Of The Deep Sea

Even with the powerful lights of your submersible, you can barely see a few feet in front of you. IS THIS WHAT DEATH FEELS LIKE?
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Even with the powerful lights of your submersible, you can barely see a few feet in front of you. IS THIS WHAT DEATH FEELS LIKE?

4. Realizing Just How Small You Are

The deep sea feels infinite. YOU ARE A SMALL PART OF SOMETHING UNFATHOMABLY LARGE. This knowledge is pain.
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The deep sea feels infinite. YOU ARE A SMALL PART OF SOMETHING UNFATHOMABLY LARGE. This knowledge is pain.

3. Fangtooth Fish

Their bones can withstand pressure more than 500 times the force of gravity. YOUR WEAKNESS IS MORE TERRIFYING THAN THEIR ULTRA-STRONG TEETH.
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Their bones can withstand pressure more than 500 times the force of gravity. YOUR WEAKNESS IS MORE TERRIFYING THAN THEIR ULTRA-STRONG TEETH.

2. The Meaninglessness Of Your Underwater Quest

What will you discover? Some random new species? YOU CAN NEVER LEARN EVERYTHING–whatever knowledge you glean will pale in comparison to what is left unknown.
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What will you discover? Some random new species? YOU CAN NEVER LEARN EVERYTHING–whatever knowledge you glean will pale in comparison to what is left unknown.

1. Your Own Monstrousness

Deep underwater, who is the stranger? It's you. IT'S ALWAYS BEEN YOU.
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Deep underwater, who is the stranger? It's you. IT'S ALWAYS BEEN YOU.

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