Russian Fisherman Captures Weird Looking Deep-Sea Creatures
As humanity turns its gaze increasingly outwards in search of life on distant planets, a Russian deep-sea fisherman has reminded us of the incredible biodiversity lurking in the inner depths of our own world – most of which we still know literally nothing about.
Working on a trawler based in the port of Murmansk, Roman Fedortsov has certainly seen a thing or two on his adventures in the icy waters of the Barents Sea. And while we shouldn't be celebrating the fact that so many exquisitely unique deep-sea creatures have been accidentally caught up in the fishing nets cast by Fedortsov and his crewmates, his collection of alien-like fish does at least give us an opportunity to study some of the planet's most bizarre creatures.
Displaying his collection of deep-sea monsters on his Twitter and Instagram pages, Fedortsov reveals animals like the amazing ghost shark, or chimaera as it is otherwise known. Living at depths of around 2,600 meters (8,500 feet), these eerie creatures are extremely elusive, and were only filmed for the very first time earlier this month.