Roman Fedortsov (previously here) spends most of his time on fishing trawlers. Some of his catches, however, end up going viral on the internet instead of being quietly digested in someone's tummy.

"I'm 39 and have been working onboard trawlers for seventeen years," Roman told Bored Panda. "I live in Murmansk, Russia. It is a big port, and that's why I enrolled in the Marine University after school. My specialization has a lot to do with fishing technology. I know how to prepare fish for freezing and further delivery to the customer."

Roman brought most of these photos from the Norwegian and Barents seas while some of them came ashore from the Atlantic Ocean.

Once on a fishing trip, Roman and his mates live in six-hour cycles. They work for six hours, then rest for another six. And repeat. "We are to catch commercial fish such as Cod, Haddock, Halibut, Redfish, Herring, Mackerel, and so on," he added. "The most extreme fish I have ever caught are Frilled Shark, Rabbitfish, Big Sunfish, Angler, Stoplight Loosejaw..."

"During my watch, I work at the fish factory. I'm responsible for processing the fish, so I have to control other seamen while they're working, too."

Roman really likes finding unusual types of animals aboard the trawl. "I decided to create social media accounts because many people have no idea how some of the fish look. I'm constantly impressed by the appearance of some deep water fish and want to share my experiences with other people."

"I have never been scared of the fish I catch," he said. "I'm always interested and impressed."

Scroll down to check out the terrifying creatures Roman has grown so fond of!

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#1

"I'm So Ugly, But That's Okay"

"I'm So Ugly, But That's Okay"

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Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

They only look like that when you bring them up to the surface. In their natural habitat the pressure holds their bodies together.

Perry Swift
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1 year ago

Weird, almost like we shouldn't be taking them out of the sea...

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your name
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1 year ago

When i Googled blobfish (thats what it is if you didn't already know) and i had to google blobfish swimming because none at all were under water. Sad that i had to google the swimming part. I figured if i typed in the species they would be swimming nope we take fish out of the water air dround them and take stupid photos. We're a disturbing species

Mohammad Fouani
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1 year ago

So true... I researched it and found out we are the only species to take perverted pictures of other/same species!

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Bunnies are better!!
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1 year ago

He's actually kinda cute in an ugly sort of way

Kate Edwards
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1 year ago

Makes me think of the old “Kilroy was here”...

Juririn
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1 year ago

Poor baby...

Night Time Kyle
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1 year ago

all it needs is a hug

Christina Sersif
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1 year ago

I wish they'd put the name of what it is.

Zoe Krishel
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1 year ago

Blobfish

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Jo Bertels
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1 year ago

The one and only blob fish, I think he is cute

Karrington Robinson
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1 year ago

Blob fish!

Miss Cris
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1 year ago

It looks like a cartoon character!

love life you only live once
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1 year ago

This looks like me

Sage Jay
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1 year ago

I may be weird but I love all animals... even blobfish.

Gary
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1 year ago

Reminds me of the snarky house elf on Harry Potter.

debrina blackmoon
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1 year ago (edited)

title is a Nirvana song

Andy boi
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1 year ago

Who dare call this beautiful creature ugly?

Mary Stiles
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1 year ago

They are adorable!

Schrödinger's Dog
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1 year ago

It looks cute!

Ed Souza
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1 year ago

Now how did this guy get a photo of my ex wife ?

MinnowClaw666
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1 year ago

I love these ugly bois!!!

Judh Palcon Domo
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1 year ago

Evolution of an angry man.

Nami Tantrum
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1 year ago

man in black 3, anyone?

Sanajah Rodriguez
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1 year ago

omg i feel sad jst by looking at it😣

Iwannaiguana
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1 year ago

Sad. Should be underwater. Like we all must look amazing at the bottom of the sea.

Ida-Maria Hansen
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1 year ago

This is the true clown fish.

Hynvale
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1 year ago

Blob fish, my favourite

Si
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1 year ago

Poor creature

Marion Friedl
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1 year ago

My special friend, the blobfish, it´s an endangered species & I signed several petitions for this fish, on #Care2 & other petition sites, but I don´t find him that ugly, he looks like an elderly human somehow, with that big "nose".... Even has something cute!!!

Robin Lajoie
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1 year ago

This fish looks like an old man!

Shiba Inu
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1 year ago

This resembles me in every possible way tbh

okpkpkp
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1 year ago

These are but a few of the reasons I never go into the oceans or seas any longer.

Jo Choto
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1 year ago

That is one sad little face.

Queen MT
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1 year ago

TABBES COME GET YOUR MAN

Kim Lanc
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1 year ago

Poor little ugly thing LOL a face only a Mother could love

Felicia Dale
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1 year ago

Poor thing...

Nicole Rosandich
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1 year ago

bob the blob fish!

Pataman
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1 year ago

It would be most helpful if these sea creatures would be named.

Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

How about Billy-Bob Blob Fish?

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Carolina Vieira
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1 year ago

Blob fish <3

Sabrena Patterson
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1 year ago

The blobfish. No really!

Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

Poor thing ;(

Coco Joans
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1 year ago

And now they are all dead?! To sad!

Arietis
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1 year ago

Shud!

Slune
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1 year ago

Poor guy is so sad about it's uglyness

Brigitta Swart
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1 year ago

Aawwww put it back!

Icecoldbunny
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1 year ago

thats a blob fish, i think?

UnicornHuman
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1 year ago

this picture is a true rendition of me in the shower

Michael Guinn
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1 year ago

Oh hey, it’s Ted Cruz!

Thomas Trocco
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1 year ago

Ted Cruz?

Mary Durka
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1 year ago

Looks like Rodney Dangerfield

Laura White
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1 year ago

Kilroy was here...

Renee Schreader
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1 year ago

He looks so sad.

Andrej Troha
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1 year ago

Beto O'Rourke lost to this?!

Ula
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1 year ago

Love this guy :)

Molly Block
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1 year ago

This must be a young blobfish, because it's not all scarred up and mottled looking like the others I've seen in videos, which surely are older? This one looks so young and free of markings. But still, ugly AF! What a very unhappy mouth!! (It has no swim bladder to help it float--that is why it looks so blobby). They are bottom feeders, living on the floor.

Karen Dyer
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1 year ago

Only a face a mother could love. I really think any thing could love that face.

Jessica Harder
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1 year ago

it's Ted Cruz!!!!!!

MBZ MetalsmithArtist
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1 year ago

A strong resemblance to Jimmy Durante https://goo.gl/images/6B1zWB ( ps,I'm not that old- I know of him through my grandfather)

clay
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1 year ago

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Hillary Clinton?

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#2

"The Underwater Space Is Impressive"

"The Underwater Space Is Impressive"

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Rebeca Lozada
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1 year ago

...galaxy airplane

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#3

"Looks Like Cartoon Dragon. No Photoshop"

"Looks Like Cartoon Dragon. No Photoshop"

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Connie Martin
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1 year ago

Some information about species on these would be NICE.

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#4

"Scary Beauty In My Hands"

"Scary Beauty In My Hands"

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Sophie G
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1 year ago

the cyclopshark?

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#5

It's Beautiful

It's Beautiful

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Christine Blackburne-Kowal
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1 year ago

This is just a puffer fish that has been dried out in the sun and therefore his skin has been pulled back revealing his teeth more. They are really harmless. They eat coral so they have those crazy teeth.

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#6

"Total Recall. Sea Edition"

"Total Recall. Sea Edition"

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

w.t.f

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#7

"Teeth. Terrible Teeth"

"Teeth. Terrible Teeth"

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Gary
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1 year ago

Well done evolution, now its gonna bite it's self in the head.

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#8

"The Beauty From The Sea Bottom"

"The Beauty From The Sea Bottom"

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

so much we don't know about The Sea Bottom. wow

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#9

"These Fishes Remind Me Of Dwarfs From 'Lord Of The Rings'"

"These Fishes Remind Me Of Dwarfs From 'Lord Of The Rings'"

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Gary
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1 year ago

Fish which have evolved mustaches, Nice.

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#10

"Anybody Home?"

"Anybody Home?"

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Kristaps Sungailis
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1 year ago

Free hugs inside ;)

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#11

Chimaera

Chimaera

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Gary
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1 year ago

Cute little fella, put him back please.

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#12

"Another Pretty Creature From The Bottom Of The Norwegian Sea"

"Another Pretty Creature From The Bottom Of The Norwegian Sea"

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Sophie G
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1 year ago

"uhm sir, maybe I thought you could, er, release me now, if it's not too much of an inconvenience?"

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#13

"Lumpsucker. They Are Used As "Cleaner Fish" To Reduce The Parasite Burden On Salmon Farms In Scotland And Norway"

"Lumpsucker. They Are Used As "Cleaner Fish" To Reduce The Parasite Burden On Salmon Farms In Scotland And Norway"

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Avery Belisle
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1 year ago

Beautiful blue.

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#14

"The Point Is To Choose The Right Perspective"

"The Point Is To Choose The Right Perspective"

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Sophie G
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1 year ago

Falkor!

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#15

"This Is Psolus Phantapus! Real Cool Guys From The Depths"

"This Is Psolus Phantapus! Real Cool Guys From The Depths"

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Gary
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1 year ago

There's something quite obscene about these little guys, I don't quite know what it is though.

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#16

"Zoom Photo. Look In Those Sad Eyes"

"Zoom Photo. Look In Those Sad Eyes"

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Evgeniya Khon
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1 year ago

Wtf is this?

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#17

"Fantastic Four. My Sea Edition. I Like This Fish"

"Fantastic Four. My Sea Edition. I Like This Fish"

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love life you only live once
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1 year ago

awww thoes faces are so cute can i buy one??????????

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#18

"Remora From Different Sides"

"Remora From Different Sides"

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TheLobster
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1 year ago

Just me who thought it was a shoe at forst?

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#19

"Nervous People Better Not Look"

"Nervous People Better Not Look"

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Sage Jay
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1 year ago

THE WARNING WAS NOT ENOUGH

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#20

"Shell Pike. Beautiful Creation"

"Shell Pike. Beautiful Creation"

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Gary
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1 year ago

As God yells: "I told you to put the heads on the other way up, do I have to do everything myself?"

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#21

"Congratulating All Girls With The 8th Of March!"

"Congratulating All Girls With The 8th Of March!"

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Gary
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1 year ago

Oh look, a flowering penis thing.

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#22

"No Need To Invent “Monsters” Nature Has Already Done It"

"No Need To Invent “Monsters” Nature Has Already Done It"

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1 year ago

"i will devour your soul"

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#23

"Different Colors Of Lumpfish"

"Different Colors Of Lumpfish"

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Sigrid Mets
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1 year ago

One looks kinda radioactive

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#24

"Natural Born Killer"

"Natural Born Killer"

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

They found a Jimmy Durante fish!

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#25

"Big Sunfish. Bycatch. Fishing In Atlantic Ocean, Near Morocco"

"Big Sunfish. Bycatch. Fishing In Atlantic Ocean, Near Morocco"

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SandaPanda
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1 year ago

I thought it was a rusty small submarine..

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#26

"Disapproving Look"

"Disapproving Look"

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Avery Belisle
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1 year ago

Fish is not amused by your comments

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#27

"Did You Miss Me? I Returned Home"

"Did You Miss Me? I Returned Home"

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1 year ago

so so so so so so so cute

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#28

"Hellboy’s Fish"

"Hellboy’s Fish"

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Gary
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1 year ago

Elephant Man was resurrected as a fish.

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#29

"Why Not A Velociraptor?"

"Why Not A Velociraptor?"

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J-HopeOffical
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1 year ago

It's kinda cute...

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#30

"When You Drink To Much Coffee"

"When You Drink To Much Coffee"

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There is NEVER too much coffee

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#31

"Unusual Cod From Norway"

"Unusual Cod From Norway"

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Gary
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1 year ago

That's what my eyes look like after a very long weekend.

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#32

"It's Monday Fish"

"It's Monday Fish"

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Rebecca Swarbrick Moore
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1 year ago

Gremlin fish no like bright light

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#33

"Redfish, Only Redfish"

"Redfish, Only Redfish"

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Gary
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1 year ago

How did it get the name 'Redfish'?

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#34

"Photo Of Frilled Shark. Ideal Predator"

"Photo Of Frilled Shark. Ideal Predator"

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Gary
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1 year ago

Wouldn't kill you, but would seriously mess up your day.

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#35

"I’ll Be Back In Your Nightmares"

"I’ll Be Back In Your Nightmares"

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Taryn Wallace
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1 year ago

Put that thing back where it came from or so help me (bum bum bum) so help me! So help me!

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#36

"Hello Humans!"

"Hello Humans!"

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Gary
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1 year ago

Ah, the big dope.

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#37

"Terrible Beauty"

"Terrible Beauty"

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1 year ago

beauty where??????????????????

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#38

"Fish-Rubber Ball"

"Fish-Rubber Ball"

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Donald Williams
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1 year ago

Looks like a swollen ftog

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#39

"Fish With Ears"

"Fish With Ears"

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Mama Panda
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1 year ago

and raisins for eyes...

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#40

"I Hope You’re Not Eating At This Moment"

"I Hope You’re Not Eating At This Moment"

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Gary
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1 year ago

A fish with a parasite which devours and replaces its tongue.

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#41

"Pretty Wolffish. Tasty And Scary"

"Pretty Wolffish. Tasty And Scary"

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Leah Rother
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1 year ago

it's kinda cute

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#42

"Submarine"

"Submarine"

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Gary
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1 year ago

Looks like a radar housing on it's head.

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#43

"New Artifact For Stalker. Disgusting Beauty From The Depths. It's Alive"

"New Artifact For Stalker. Disgusting Beauty From The Depths. It's Alive"

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1 year ago

Its alive needed to be specified sad that must mean so many others Were dead

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#44

"This Photo Is To Make Your Day"

"This Photo Is To Make Your Day"

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

great for all those inappropriate dirty minded people

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#45

"This Is A Engraulis"

"This Is A Engraulis"

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Avery Belisle
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1 year ago

Oh my god...those eyes are beautiful...

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#46

"Rat Fish"

"Rat Fish"

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Gary
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1 year ago (edited)

Looks like it bred in the cooling water which came out of a Nuclear Power Station.

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Grenadier

Grenadier

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Gary
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1 year ago

A fish designed in cartoon proportions.

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#48

"This Fish Was A Catch In Greenland Sea"

"This Fish Was A Catch In Greenland Sea"

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SykesDaMan
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1 year ago

Alien tongue? XV9jc1-5be...e9aa8c.jpg XV9jc1-5beadc9e9aa8c.jpg

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#49

"When Somebody Didn't Get Enough Sleep Once Again"

"When Somebody Didn't Get Enough Sleep Once Again"

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Larkin Elliott (student)
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1 year ago

When they come out from the pressure, their eyes probably awell up like that

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#50

"Another Beauty Fish From The Depths Of The Sea"

"Another Beauty Fish From The Depths Of The Sea"

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

that s cookie cutter shark, but its skin color has been mutated and changed some how

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#51

"Flatfish"

"Flatfish"

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Avery Belisle
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1 year ago

sea pancake

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#52

"Strange Creature"

"Strange Creature"

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Gary
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1 year ago

Seaweed with testicles?

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#53

"Amazing Sea Urchin. Norwegian Sea"

"Amazing Sea Urchin. Norwegian Sea"

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Avery Belisle
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1 year ago

Lookin' sharp! ....I'll go now

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#54

"Abstract Composition From The Sea’s Bottom. Broken Shell, Sea Urchin And Something Yellow"

"Abstract Composition From The Sea’s Bottom. Broken Shell, Sea Urchin And Something Yellow"

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Mama Panda
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1 year ago

a sea banana? a sea squash? a sea corn on the cob?

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#55

"Anglerfish(Monkfish)"

"Anglerfish(Monkfish)"

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Jaguarundi
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1 year ago

Ugly, but delicious. It tastes like lobster.

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#56

"Lancetfish. Teeth Like Little Swords"

"Lancetfish. Teeth Like Little Swords"