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8 Strange Deep-Sea Creatures (Slideshow)

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Yeti Crab

The yeti crab was discovered in the South Pacific Ocean in 2005. The crustacean lives in one of the most inhospitable places on earth; it’s “fur” is actually the way the yeti crab detoxifies the poisonous materials from nearby hydrothermal vents.

Image credit: Ifremer / A. Fifis via Wikimedia Commons

Related: Ten of the World’s Strangest Fruits (slideshow)

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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2:18AM PST on Nov 13, 2013

Noted

9:01AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Those anglerfish are A LOT scarier when you google them lol...I think it's the teeth. Terrifying :S

5:42PM PDT on Apr 15, 2012

Want to cuddle/am scared of the yeti crab. And poor blob fish.

10:08AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Never used to be concerned with getting in the ocean but these are CrEePy!

3:19PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

FUN PICS(:

11:20AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

The giant isopod looks like a dust mite. I noticed some creatures appeared to be dead. Why do they have to kill things to show us?

7:32PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Oh wow those are quite interesting..lol thanks!

4:07PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Oh My goodness. these creatures are truly unique. The blobfish is quite funny!

7:24PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Imagine how many more creatures are down there that we haven't even seen yet.. amazing world.

10:24PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Some of them are rather scary! The blobfish, for instance, almost looks human. And the last one....brrrr!

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