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Rare, fanged lancet fish discovered along NC beach: What was the deep-sea monster doing there?
Rare, fanged lancet fish discovered along NC beach: What was the deep-sea monster doing there? Lancet fish have extremely large mouths, and razor-sharp teeth. These open-water animals can grow over six feet in length. Very little is known about this elusive species, but they are similar to yellowfin tuna and swordfish in many aspects.
Viral Photo of a Giant Squid Found in California is Fake
This giant squid called Architeuthis dux measured 30" which washed ashore in the Spanish community of Cantabria. This photo was exaggerated with the following caption "for the second time in recent months,a giant sea creature has washed ashore in California. First it was a rare oarfish that had grown to a freakish 100-foot length. This time it was a giant squid measuring a whopping 160 feet from head to tentacle tip".
21 More Weird Animals You Didn’t Know Exist
Goblin Shark: This rare shark is sometimes even called a “living fossil”, “is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old.” Goblin sharks inhabit around the world at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft), with adults found deeper than juveniles. Given the depths at which it lives, the goblin shark poses no danger to humans. (Image credits: imgur)