The 17 Creepiest Sea Creatures

Love swimming in the ocean? After seeing these gross photos you won't! You might get the rare chance to see a crusty right whale on a whale watching trip, but most of these creepy creatures live far below the surface, where they have creepy babies and do creepy things.

Blobfish

The world's most miserable looking sea creature.


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Rosy-Lipped Batfish

A marine Mick Jagger.

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Right Whale

The North Pacific right whale is the most endangered whale on Earth.

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Axolotl

Not only are they cute--they can also regenerate limbs!

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Angler Fish

Female anglerfish are equipped with a luminous lure that protrudes above their mouth like a fishing pole.

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Viperfish

Viperfish lure prey with a light-producing organ.

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Vampire Squid

Its Latin name, Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally means "vampire squid from Hell."

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Fangtooth

Because of its awesomely grotesque appearance, the Fangtooth is more commonly known as the "Ogrefish."

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Atlantic Wolffish

Wolffish produce a natural antifreeze that keeps their blood moving freely in their very cold habitat.


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Piglet Squid

It's only the size of a small avocado! Cuuuute.

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Seapig

These plump little dudes live at depths of over 1000m, so this photo is the closest you'll ever get to the real thing.

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Gulper Eel

Their jaw is so large that they can consume fish much larger than themselves.

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Dumbo Octopus

It looks like it has ears, but they're actually fins.

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Glass Squid

The only internal organ visible in this googly-eyed glass squid is its digestive gland.

Phronima

The phronima's body is completely transparent!

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Pufferfish

Pufferfish are the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world.

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Coffin Fish

They use their leg-like fins to crawl around on the ocean floor.

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