14The Deeper You Go, The Scarier It Gets

The goblin shark is an example of one of many deep-sea creatures straight out of your nightmares. The goblin shark has existed for about 125 million years which has led some researchers to refer to it as a living fossil. Some goblin sharks have been found in shallower waters, but

most inhabit areas deeper than 100 meters (330 feet). I would literally cry if one of these things swam up next to me.

What makes the goblin shark more terrifying than any other shark — besides its hideous appearance — is that the shark can extend its jaw to lunge at prey. You may be familiar with a gif of the goblin shark biting an object given to it by researchers to measure just how wide the shark can extend its jaw. It looks like the alien's tongue in Ridley Scott's Alien movies. I don't want to be anywhere near one of these things.

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