These 14 Deep Sea Creatures Will Give You Nightmares

Most of the strangest animals on the planet live in the ocean. And the strangest of the strange dwell at the bottom of it. These creatures are all real, although some of them look like they hopped, crawled and gulped their way out of science fiction. If you’re planning on taking a swim down to the bottom of any deep-sea trenches in the near future, keep your eye out for these critters.


1. Japanese Spider Crab

These giant crabs are, perhaps unsurprisingly, sometimes referred to as Giant Spider Crabs. They live in Japanese waters of various depths, from shallow water up to 2,000+ feet deep. They can grow over forty pounds and twelve feet long.