Mysterious Creatures of the Deep
Please note: We did not catch the fish pictured below on our boat.
Umbrella Mouth Gulper Eel
Due to it's tiny teeth, small shellfish make up this fish's daily regimen.
One look at this mug, you may lose your appetite.
Some type of Crab
Furry Blond Crustacean - Scientists said the animal, which they named Kiwa hirsuta, was so distinct from other species that they created a new family and genus for it.
The divers found the animal in waters 7,540 feet deep at a site 900 miles south of Easter Island last year, according to Michel Segonzac of the French Institute for Sea Exploration.
The new crustacean is described in the journal of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.
The animal is white and just shy of 6 inches long - about the size of a salad plate.
In what Segonzac described as a "surprising characteristic," the animal's pincers are covered with sinuous, hair-like strands.
It is also blind. The researchers found it had only "the vestige of a membrane" in place of eyes, Segonzac said.
Snake Head Fish
The New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research or NIWA has a great collection of pictures.
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