A Russian fisherman got himself lucky with alien creatures from deep waters. Murmansk-based Roman Fedortsov has revealed to find terrifying ‘alien creatures’ of the deep. He became an instant online hit after posting the pictures on Twitter.
The man’s foundings are terrifying and almost impossible to believe. These are from the mysterious ecosystem of the deep ocean, where the creatures of our nightmares lurk far below the surface.
But, the Twitter feed of one Russian fisherman could make you think twice before ever dipping your toes at the beach again. Murmansk-based Roman Fedortsov has revealed a trove of terrifying catches, from eight-legged arthropods to fish with dagger-like teeth.
The fisherman works on a trawler based out of a port in northwest Russia, and began sharing his remarkable finds earlier this year, the Moscow Times reports.
Along with his Twitter account, Fedortsov has also shared stunning images of his catches on Flickr.
Among the many creatures brought to light is the frilled shark – an elusive eel-like shark with rows of terrifying teeth. The frilled shark is often called a living ‘relic’ due to its primitive features. The fisherman has also revealed photos of the bizarre chimaera, a fish commonly known as the ‘ghost shark.’
On Twitter, many have chimed in with their thoughts, with some arguing that the specimen in question is a stoplight loosejaw, a deep-sea dragonfish from the genus Malacosteus.
And, not all of the catches are fish.
One picture reveals a massive orange ‘sea spider’ – a marine arthropod with long, spindly legs that’s roughly the size of a human hand. Creatures of a similar appearance were recently discovered in the Arctic and Southern Oceans, where they’ve been observed at a staggering leg-span of nearly 25 centimetres.
Courtesy: Daily Mail