This shark like fish is perhaps the most haunting of all the deep sea dwellers on this list. The Ghost Shark, known also as Chimaera, is closely related to the Shark species and ghosts its way around the very deepest waters. They are particularly weak swimmers so are best suited to the stillness of the ocean bed but are still very effective hunters. Their elongated snout like projection acts as a sensory organ to track down any potential meals!
You are unlikely to ever find yourself in the ocean deep and be grateful. You wouldn't want to swim close to any of these strange marine creatures. They are all highly adapted to life at the bottom of the ocean and hopefully they will remain at those murky depths!
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By Ben Church
Ben Church is an Online Journalism Intern at Frontier, an international non-profit volunteering NGO. Frontier has over 300 dedicated conservation and community development projects as well as plenty of inspiring www.frontier.ac.uk/Volunteer/Volunteer.aspx?utm_source=TheDodo&utm_medium=gapyearblog&utm_campaign=BlogArticle">gap year ideas to help make your time out meaningful. For more information on all the opportunities available please visit www.frontier.ac.uk. Check out Frontier's blog "Into the Wild" where you can read more articles like this! Happy reading!