This Deep-Sea Lizard Fish Will Give You Nightmares
A month-long voyage to explore the depths of Australia's oceans has turned up a multitude of deep-sea creatures fearsome enough to haunt your dreams.
So far, the research team aboard the Investigator, a research vessel from the Australian Marine National Facility, has found a dragon fish that glows in the dark, carnivorous sponges that wield lethal weapons, a spine-chilling sea spider, and a fish that doesn't have a face.
"Jelly and fangs," is how chief scientist Tim O'Hara described the abyss where he found his most nightmarish catch yet—the deep-sea lizard fish (Bathysaurux ferox).
The fish was retrieved from a beam trawl trailing through Australia's eastern abyss, where John Pogonoski from the Australian National Fish Collection immediately recognized the