Underwater world happens to be even more mysterious than the life on Earth or Mars. Roman Fedortsov is a deep-sea fisherman, living in the port city of Murmansk in Russia, which overlooks the Barents Sea. It is known to be as a relatively shallow sea opening into the Arctic Ocean. Having wondered throughout the coastal Arctic ocean region and the coast of Morocco, the fisherman doesn’t mind sharing all the mysterious deep-sea creatures that happened to wander inside his nets that literally look like aliens.
And some of these fishes look truly scary even if you thought you know how these species look like. One of the reasons the fishes are black aside red is that this color is the best for camouflaging in the deep seas, if you don’t want to be spotted. These fishes live in the “twilight zone” of the ocean which is known as Mesopelagoc and extending from a depth of 200 to 1000 meters below the surface. Below the Mesopelagic is the bathyal zone, which spans from 1,000 to 4,000 metres deep (3,300 to 13,000 feet), at which point there is zero sunlight.
This means that these species of fishes are experiencing only tiniest hints of light and they stay invisible due to the fact that black absorbs every wavelength of light without reflecting any back.
This also applies to red-hued deep-sea creatures too, as the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administraation (NOAA) explains: “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.”
These creepy images give us a chance to learn more about surrounding us nature and those creatures lurking in the depth of our ocean.