Flaring the gills, gives the species its name, a Frilled Shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the ocean's surface.
The Blobfish Is The World's Ugliest Animal The grumpy-looking, gelatinous blobfish has won a public vote to become the official mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. This gives the fish the unofficial title of world's ugliest animal.
The Squidworm Found in the Celebes Sea, this worm is, well . this worm seems confused. Scientists call it a squidworm Laurence Madin / WHOI Found in the Celebes Sea, this worm is, well . this worm seems confused. Scientists call it a squidworm
The ROV Hyper Dolphin caught this deep-sea jelly (Atolla wyvillei) on film east of Izu-Oshina Island, Japan. When attacked, it uses bioluminescence to "scream" for help—an amazing light show known as a burglar alarm display.
Vigtorniella Worm What do you get when a whale dies at sea? (It's not a joke or riddle.) You get a feast, if you're a polychaete worm like this newly discovered Vigtorniella found a about a half mile down on the floor of Sagami Bay, Japan.