Fisherman Tweets Photos Of All The Odd-Looking Deep Sea Creatures He Caught

A Russian deep sea fisherman named Roman Fedortsov is based in Munmark, a port city located in the extreme northwest part of Russia overlooking the Barents Sea, which is an inlet that opens into the Arctic Ocean.

The fisherman fishes around the coastal areas of the Arctic Ocean and snaps a photo of all the odd-looking deep sea creatures that he encounters.

Take a look at the Russian fisherman’s deep-sea finds:
You might be wondering why these strange sea creatures are either black or red. This is because that both colors allow them to be practically invisible underwater.

Their natural habitat, the Mesopelagic layer of the ocean, lies approximately 200 to 1,000 meters or about 660 to 3,300 feet below the surface, which means that these creatures are exposed to only the most minuscule rays of light.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): “The black animals absorb all colours of light available, and the red animals appear black as well; there is no red light to reflect and their bodies absorb all other available wavelengths of light. Thus red and black animals predominate.”

The different ocean zones
These images give us an idea about the vastness of the ocean and the breadth of species that might be lurking underneath.

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