When it comes to wonders of nature, our land is nothing when compared to the oceans. Compared to what deep ocean has in store for us, our horrors movies might look like child’s play. One look at them and you would thank God that most of them never come out of the ocean to haunt us. So, here are 5 most scary fish on our planet. Try sleeping peacefully after looking at them. These would give you nightmares for sure.
5 Most scary fish on our planet
Do you know that there are some fishes on our planet which are more dangerous than animals? We do not know much about these fishes because they live deep under water and our knowledge about marine life is not very good. There are some fishes which can kill you and you can be scared by their look.
Here is the list of 5 most scary fish on our planet
1. Scary moray eel
Moray eels are found on the Ningaloo Reef. They have sharp teeth which are used as a cutter. Furthermore, they have poor eyesight and do not attack unless provoked. Whenever they bite, they bite very badly and their bite can cause serious infection within hours. The giant morays are big and they do not fear humans. Gymnothorax melatremus or the Dwarf morays prefer not to roam in open and they live deep inside their own holes. They fear humans and return back to their holes if they feel the human presence in water. Gymnothorax favagineus or Giraffe moray are very beautiful eels and they have many names including Leopard spotted, and Tesselated eel. Some moray eels are very large but some are tiny. It is tough to estimate the size of moray eels because they do not come out in the open water very often.
2. Scary Deep Sea Dragonfish
Also known as the scaleless dragonfish, the deep sea dragonfish lives in the deep oceans and is a ferocious predator. Its scientific name is Grammatostomias flagellibarba. The teeth of this predator are large and sharp. Though it measures only about 6 inches, this fish can scare you with its teeth. You can find different species of dragonfish in one ocean but these different species will look similar in appearance. This fish has photophore which allows the fish to produce light through bioluminescence.
The dragonfish uses the light to attract prey and then attack it. The fish has fang-like teeth which are very sharp. The chin of this fish has a long protrusion known as barbel, which is used by the dragonfish to attract preys. The dragonfish uses its powerful jaws to snap small fish and crustaceans. The dragonfish are found at depths of around 1,500 meters (5,000 feet). You can find the deep sea dragonfish in the North and Western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
3. Deep Sea Viperfish
The deep sea Viperfish has long teeth that make this fish look very scary. These teeth are sharp and sometimes they grow very big. With its sharp teeth, the Viper has evolved into a great predator that uses its strength and speed to hunt down its preys. The fish can kill its prey within seconds. The Viperfish generates light through photophore. The deep sea Viperfish uses this photophore to attract the preys. They are not very big in size but they are definitely scary. The Viperfish are found in various colors including green, black, silver and blue. The Viperfish are found at a depth of 1.600 meters during day. They eat little fishes, shrimps, and crustaceans.
4. Hairy and Angry Anglerfish
The Anglerfish angry is an ugly fish with a distinct angry-looking face. The deep sea fish lives in the bottom of the Atlantic and Antarctic oceans. More than 200 species of Anglerfish have been found so far with some living in shallow waters. These fishes are dark gray or dark brown in color. The heads of the Anglerfish is big with a huge mouth. The mouth of the Anglerfish is crescent-shaped and it contains sharp teeth. Some Anglerfish are as large as 1 meter (3.3 feet) but majority of them are less than a foot in length. The female Anglerfish has dorsal spine that are present above their mouths. The Anglerfish has got its name due to this protruding dorsal spine. These Anglerfish are ferocious hunters and they can attack prey bigger than them in size.
5. Great white shark
The great white shark is regarded by many as the scariest fish present on our planet. Carcharodon carcharias is the scientific name of this fish. It can attack humans and they can kill humans using their strong, powerful, sharp teeth. It can grow as long as 6 meters and they can be found in shallow water as well. The great white shark has a life span of over 30 years.
These fishes might not remain for long
No matter how scary it might look, both in terms of beauty and value, our marine life is priceless. However, right now it stands in danger. To make sure that even our next generation can enjoy looking at such marvelous creatures, we need to stop marine pollution. Here are some ways of doing it:
Seven Ways to help restore oceans
1. Go Organic
Agricultural toxic-chemical drainage is one of the leading causes of oil pollution, thereby destroying the oceans. The only way to stop this from happening is an assertive âNoâ to all chemically grown food. Going the organic way not only is good for your own general health and well being but also for the world environment.
2. Only use sunscreen when absolutely necessary
Surprisingly, there are a lot of studies that reveal that the chemicals in sunscreen are not just bad for us but they are also known to kill coral reefs. If this continues for a long time, chances are that coral reefs would be totally destroyed in our lifetime. That would be a huge irreparable loss to nature and environment. In our endeavor to restore the oceans, we certainly must avoid using sunscreen or use just a minimal amount before taking a dunk in the sea.
3. Avoid plastics at all costs
Plastic cannot be recycled and is one of the leading causes of ocean pollution. Plastic is made from petroleum that in turn is derived from oil. Oil harvesting is another major source of ocean pollution. It is ironical that creating plastic pollutes the ocean in the first place and is dumped back into the ocean. Plastic bags, bottles, bottle caps, containers and all kind of other mundane household stuff made of plastic should be totally banned world over as an endeavor to restore natural environment.
4. Limit fish consumption
Fish is no doubt great for you but you must still limit its consumption so that you are left with enough fish for generations to come. One of the biggest threats to the earthâs oceans today is the practice of over fishing. As your personal contribution , you should set limits for the week or portion size so that you do not over-indulge. Many catholic people prefer fish over meat on Fridays because of a religious connotation that prevents them from having meat on Fridays.
Instead of switching to fish recipes, it would be better if they decide to go vegan on that day. You must also limit fish food for your pets. Lot of fish that whales and dolphins feed on and wasted fish as a result of inefficient harvesting is used to produce pet food. You must abstain from pet food that says âfish mealâ on the label. Also, it is a great idea to replace eating fish with wholemega fish capsules once in a while. That ways, you contribute to restoring the marine environment without compromising on nutritional values derived by eating fish.
5. Government intervention
It is a known fact that the worldâs foremost fisheries have been exploited to such an extent that many species have become extinct. Human demand surpasses the supply because human demand is constantly increasing while reproductive rates of the marine population fall behind. The practice of over fishing is a threat to the ocean food chain and the entire marine ecosystem.
There is a need of some type of enactment of comprehensive government policies that would safeguard the oceans. Sanctuaries and reserves for marine conservation need to be established. Fishing limits should be set and fishing should be prohibited in reserve areas. Marine animals should also be protected from threats caused by unethical human activities. These steps can help in creating sustainable fisheries and restoring marine environment.
6. Limit Oil consumption
If you are a water baby and a water sports lover, try engaging in oil-free activities like sailing, swimming and surfing. Also since oil is a major ocean polluter and a non-replenishable resource, it makes sense to limit oil consumption in all your pursuits. Take a walk wherever you can, ride a horse, drive a hybrid, ride a bike instead of using a car. Find alternative means of transportation so as to save your money and gas, thereby keeping the oceans cleaner.
7. Halting Global warming
Global warming is severely impacting the entire ocean ecosystem and posing a threat to the wildlife and people that depend on the sea for their survival. Ever-rising temperatures in the atmosphere have caused glaciers and polar ice to melt, thereby causing the sea levels to rise. This ongoing process is resulting in the destruction of ocean’s coral reefs and extinction of a number of other marine species.
All possible efforts should be made to halt global warming. More and more trees should be planted to counter-balance the adverse effects of global warming and climate change. All non-replenishable resources should be preserved.