This Deep-Sea Fisherman Posts His Finds on Twitter, And It’s Honestly Terrifying

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We like to say we know less about the ocean here on Earth than we do about the surface of Mars, because while we have a vague idea of its overall structure, we’ve only properly seen less than 0.05 percent of our oceans.

Imagine we discover an alien planet that’s teeming with life, and we’ve only explored an area the size of the Australian island Tasmania – that’s what we’re dealing with when it comes to the ocean.

But now, thanks to this awesome deep-sea diver and prolific tweeter, we’re finally getting a glimpse at what’s really down there.

Roman Fedortsov is a deep-sea fisherman based in the port city of Murmansk in Russia, which looks out over the Barents Sea – a relatively shallow sea that opens into the Arctic Ocean.

Fishing throughout the coastal Arctic ocean region, all the way to the coast of Morocco, Fedortsov takes to social media to share images of the deep-sea creatures that wander into his nets.

And let’s just say, you might think you know what an anglerfish looks like, but it’s a whole other story to see one close-up, sitting in the palm of someone’s hand:

Imagine being hunted by this:

Or this:

 

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This article and images were originally posted on [ScienceAlert] December 20, 2017 at 06:55PM. Credit to Author and ScienceAlert | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day

 

 

 

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