The Alien Fish with Eyes that Turn Neon Green in Sunlight

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Over 90% of the deep blue sea is unknown to man.

Each time we’re reminded of that, it’s like we feel a creepy crawling down our spine. There’s just something about not knowing what lies beneath the sea when you go deeper.

Each time we’re reminded of that, it’s like we feel a creepy crawling down our spine. There’s just something about not knowing what lies beneath the sea when you go deeper.

Just like the stuff of science fiction nightmares, another alien-like fish creature surfaced to remind us that we are not prepared for the sea. Known as the Chimaera, the uncommon fish was found live 2,000 meters below, under the North-Atlantic ocean. Sadly, it died on the spot when it was exposed to sudden pressure in the air.

It’s arguably one of the weirdest sea creatures we’ve ever encountered. Apart from its unusual appearance, its black eyes turned neon green when exposed to the sunlight. It’s even got a long, conical nose that according to Greek mythology, can be branched as a shark’s long-lost relative about 400 million years ago.

It’s Nature reports “Unlike a lot of animals that you’ll find in the water, the Chimaera has a skeleton that is made up of cartilage and their skin that is very smooth and has no scales also sets it apart from other fish that you may find in the same areas as this species. The Chimaera ranges in color from black to brown, to gray. It has a long thin body, and can grow to be about four and a half feet long.”

“While they have this in common with sharks they are different in that they have upper jaws that are one with their skulls and they do not have the many rows of replaceable teeth that sharks have, instead they have permanent plate-like teeth that are used for grinding.”

Whew! Well, it looks like we’re not going to have a goodnight’s sleep tonight.

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