Are there no monsters in this world?
As children, we have all had nightmares about monsters. We woke up screaming because of the scary creatures that were in our dreams and our parents would come rushing into our rooms and assure us that it was just a dream and that monsters are not real. Is it true? Are there no monsters in this world? The truth is that our mothers and fathers are not totally right and that there really are monsters living in this world. However, we might not encounter them on a daily basis. These creatures, which come in different shapes and sizes, occur in the profundities of the oceans. Read on to find out about these scary looking creatures…
Observation of the Anglerfish is possible, close to the ocean floor, more than a mile deep. Anglers belong to a group of fishes with some two hundred species, which ‘fish’ for their own food. They use a specialised dorsal fin as a ‘fishing rod’. The tip of this dorsal fin is often luminous due to the presence of a certain type of bioluminescent bacteria. The Anglerfish wiggles this ‘lure’ to attract other smaller fishes.
Anglerfishes have massive heads with wierd, hideous and scary-looking features. Their mouths are extremely large with razor-sharp, pointed, inbound teeth; a feature that gives them a ferocious, scary and a monstrous look. One of the most interesting features of the Anglerfish is its remarkable method of reproduction. The male Angler attaches itself to the female by biting and they fuse together. In time, the male loses its eyes and other organs and become just a sack of sperms. After fertilization an egg mass, measuring 9 m by 3 m in size, floats just below the surface and become planktonic.
Seeing vampires in movies often makes us believe that these creatures really exist among us. Though there is no substantial proof of vampire existence in this universe, there happens to be certain creatures that we can compare to vampires. They are the Fangtooths aka ogre fish. Fangtooths are associated with vampires, not because they drink blood, or are invisible in photographs, or their bodies shine like diamonds when exposed to sunlight, but due to their long, fang-like sharp teeth, and because they live in extreme depths, where no sunlight reaches them.