Bizarre Fish Caught in Russian Deep Sea: Fact Check


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Bizarre Fish Caught in Russian Deep Sea

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An amazing ‘sea monster’ captured in Russia

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The popular picture shared often online purports to show a Bizarre Fish Caught in Russian Deep Sea. In fact, the creature has strange features and scary, unusual appearance, making it look like a ‘Sea Monster’. Yes, the picture does indeed show a real deep-sea creature called Frilled Shark caught off the coast of Russia.

Image of Bizarre Fish Caught in Russian Deep Sea is Frilled Shark
Bizarre Fish Caught in Russian Deep Sea is Frilled Shark

Frilled Shark

The bizarre fish caught in Russian deep sea is a Frilled Shark. It has eel-like body and many rows of small, needle-like terrifying teeth, which make it difficult for the prey to escape. Interestingly, the dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins of Frilled shark are placed far back on its body.┬áMurmansk-based Russian fisherman Roman Fedortsov caught the creature. He keeps searching for bizarre and scary deep-sea creatures. Because it exhibits several primitive features, the frilled shark is often termed a living fossil and also called a living ‘relic’. You can see picture of another Frilled shark below. The next one is a popular picture on internet space showing a Frilled shark caught off Japan’s coast in 2007.

Image of a Frilled Shark with long, terminally positioned jaws.
A Frilled Shark with long, terminally positioned jaws.
Image of A Frilled Shark Swimming in a Tank, after being found by a Fisherman off Japan's coast in 2007.
A Frilled Shark Swimming in a Tank, after being found by a Fisherman off Japan’s coast in 2007.

Another Strange Creature Looking Like Duck Toy

Deep ocean waters house many weird creatures not yet known or explored by humans. The Russian fisherman Roman Fedortsov presented another strange, unidentified creature that looks like a metallic duck toy (shown below). On his Twitter account, Roman Fedortsov shares many such interesting pictures and videos of amazing deep-sea creatures. His terrifying catches include several bizarre creatures from fish with dagger-like teeth to eight-legged arthropods.

Image of Unidentified, Strange Deep-Sea Creature Looking Like Duck Toy
Unidentified, Strange Deep-Sea Creature Looking Like Duck Toy

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