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The Terrifying Mouths of the Sea

1) The Shark Goblin

Considered a living fossil, the rare goblin shark lives deep in the ocean. It’s the only living representative of the Mitsukurinidae family, a lineage that goes back about 125 million years. Adults grow to about 10 to 13 feet long and feature a long flattened snout and highly protrusile jaws. Its long snout is covered with a specialized organ that enable it to sense minute electric fields produced by nearby prey, which it then snatches up by rapidly extending and snapping its horrendous-looking jaws.

2) Hag Fish

In response to physical attack, the hagfish secretes a microfibrous slime. When this goo is combined with water it expands into a cohesive, gelatinous muck (picture 4). A few drops of this stuff is sufficient to bind water dozens of times its own volume and, unlike a simple slime, the proteins it contains unravel to give it some tensile strength and durability. Why the horrifying teeth?

3) The Leatherback Sea Turtle

Those hundreds of jagged stalactites that line the turtle’s mouth and esophagus all the way down to its horrible, horrible gut are called papillae, and they exist because the leatherback turtle’s diet consists entirely of jellyfish and other soft-bodied, slimy invertebrates.

4) The Vampire Fish

Local to the Amazon, the vampire fish is packing a mouth full of knives designed to shank other fish. The teeth are so long - up to 6 inches - that it has to sheathe them in a holster built into the front of its face. They are closely related to piranhas, and piranhas also constitute most of their diet.

5) The Cookie Cutter Shark

Appearing only in deep water under cover of night, the cookie cutter shark is only 2 feet long, but it has the largest teeth relative to its size of any shark. As small as it is, the cookie cutter prefers to inflict hit-and-run attacks. As its name suggests, its signature move is to use the razor-sharp cookie cutter built into its face to quickly rip a circular chunk out of its prey.

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THIS IS WHY WE LEFT THE OCEAN, EVERYBODY!

UNDER DA SEA, MY ASS!

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Fun fact: a group of bunnies is called a fluffle.

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