Deep Sea Fisherman Posts Photos Of What He Finds, And We’re Honestly Terrified

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

What lurks in the darkest, deepest recesses of the oceans? If you’ve personally wondered this, you are not alone. However, there are few answers to give. This is because, though water covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surfaces, humans have only explored 5 percent of all oceans.

This is staggering to consider, right? Fortunately, deep-sea fisherman and prolific Twitter user Roman Fedortsov is helping educate the masses on what lurks in the oceans by sharing photos of the creatures he finds.

As Science Alert reports, Fedortsov is based in the port city of Murmansk, Russia, which is located near the Barents Sea. The sea opens into the Arctic ocean, where the fisherman and his crew do most of their work. Sometimes, they venture as far as the coast of Morocco.

Almost ever trip, Fedortsov discovers weird-looking creatures which (sadly) wander into his nets. He then takes pictures of the odd-looking beings and uploads them to Twitter. His findings have captivated hundreds of thousands of people — including scientists who seek to learn more about what skulks in areas of the oceans we have yet to explore.

We’ll be honest. Some of the creatures he’s found are the stuff of nightmares. For instance, here is an anglerfish sitting in the palm of someone’s hand:

And, whatever this is…

You might be wondering, “Why are all of the sea creatures black or red?” Simply, this is because those are the best colors to be if you live in the deep sea. Many of the creatures Fedortsov finds live in the “twilight zone” of the ocean — otherwise known as the Mesopelagic region. It extends from a depth of 200 to 1,000 meters (approximately 660 to 3,300 feet) below the surface.

Below the Mesopelagic is the bathyal zone. The area spans from 1,000 to 4,000 meters deep (3,300 to 13,000 feet) and is completely devoid of sunlight. Those that live in the deepest region receive only the tiniest hints of light penetration. And because black absorbs every wavelength of light without reflecting any back, it is the safest color to be if you don’t want to be eaten.

The same goes for red-hued deep sea creatures. As the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explains: “The black animals absorb all colours of light available, and the red animals appear black as well; there is no red light to reflect and their bodies absorb all other available wavelengths of light. Thus red and black animals predominate.”

The creatures range from cute to freaky to downright terrifying. Scroll through some of the photos Fedortsov has uploaded to Twitter below:

What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this news!

Read more: This Mysterious, Eyeless Sea Creature Washed Ashore In Texas After Hurricane Harvey

Source Article from

Shark attacks fisherman at lagoon in Samoa


A young man from the village of Nofoali’i has survived a shark attack which has left villagers deeply disturbed.

The young man was fishing in the lagoon on Friday afternoon when he was attacked, villagers told the Sunday Samoan yesterday.

It was not possible to get a comment from the family of the man attacked.

But one of the villagers who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the incident has left villagers concerned, especially since many of them depend on fishing for their daily upkeep.

“I’ve been told that the shark came out of nowhere while the young man was trying to get a fish he had caught,” the villager said.

The young man sustained injuries to his hands and legs.

A nearby villager helped him before he was taken to the Leulumoega District Hospital.

“He is in a very serious condition,” said the villager.

It was not possible to get a comment from the Police or the hospital yesterday.

Source Article from

Fisherman, 73, Miraculously Survives After 9-Foot-Long Great White Shark Jumps on His Boat

A 73-year-old fisherman’s survival was nothing short of a miracle after a great white shark jumped into his boat.

Read: Teen Escapes Shark Attack by Punching It After She’s Bitten

Terry Selwood, an elderly man from Evans Head, Australia, was fishing alone over the weekend when Marine Rescue NSW was alerted to the emergency.

When they arrived, the rescue crew wrote on Facebook that they saw the 73-year-old on the side of his 19-foot ship, “covered in blood with numerous lacerations on his right arm.”

Selwood had apparently been in the boat by himself when a 9-foot-long great white shark suddenly leaped onto his boat. The shark continued to thrash on the deck of his boat, injuring the man in the process.

He was eventually able to reach the side of his boat, and out of the shark’s way, when he called for an emergency rescue.

“Thankfully, the fisherman only suffered fright and a number of lacerations which resulted in a few stitches,” Marine Rescue NSW reported.

They were able to bring him onto a rescue ship before helicopters airlifted him to safety.

Read: Expert Gives Tips to Protect Yourself Against Shark Attack: ‘Punch a Shark in the Snout, Grab His Gills’

The rescue team said Selwood’s boat, with the shark still on it, was towed back to shore. The sea predator, which died on the boat, will be used for research.

“He now has an amazing survival story of ‘the one that didn’t get away,’” rescuers joked.

Watch: Student Jumps into Shark-Filled Pool as a Dare, Quickly Realizes His Mistake

Related Articles:

Source Article from