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WTF!! This Alien Creature Was Caught by Faroese Fishermen

In the Faroe Islands, halfway between Norway and Iceland, a group of fishermen caught something that seemed a little otherworldly. Their catch included this large black blob with teeth. When they went to hold it up, the fishermen also realized it stretched out, giving it a crazier alien look.

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At first the fishermen weren’t sure what the it was; however, this odd creature is believed to be an Idiacanthus atlanticus, or a Black Dragonfish, a species of bioluminescent dragonfish that lives around 6,600 ft underwater.

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Since the black dragonfish lives so far below the surface-level, it had to undergo a large pressure change and probably experienced a significant amount of damage similar to other deep-sea fish that are brought to the surface. This is probably why only the head was caught instead of entire fish.

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Either way, we wouldn’t want to run into this creepy fish above or under water.

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