These ghostly looking creatures are called Hatchetfish and have been found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Their haunted expressions may be enough to strike fear into us but the largest they can grow to is 6 inches. Therefore their defense mechanism is to produce a light which hides them from predators while resembling the blade of a hatchet. Deepsea, Hatchetfish, Sea Life, Sea Fish, The Ocean, Ocean Creatures, Deep Sea Creatures, Hatchet Fish, Animal Photos
The giant isopod, known scientifically as Bathynomus giganteus, is the largest known member of the isopod family. It is very closely related to the small pillbugs that you can find in the garden. It is a carnivorous crustacean that spends its time scavenging the deep ocean floor. Food is extremely scarce at these great depths, so the isopod has adapted to eat what ever happens to fall to the ocean floor from above. It will also feed on some of the small invertebrates that live at these depths.