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Fisherman Makes Crazy Deep Sea Discovery (Photos)

| by Lauren Briggs

One Russian man who works on a fishing trawler is proving to the world that deep sea fishing is not for the faint of heart, one Twitter photo at a time.

Roman Fedortsov, who fishes out of northwest Russia, has been posting photos on Twitter of the creatures he catches in his nets since May.

More often than not, they look like something straight out of a horror film. Like this one, which has what looks like a nose, teeth, and rosy flesh:

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Seriously, you might want to stay out of the water after seeing these horrors.

Is that Jaws?

Are you afraid of spiders? If you thought you would be safe from them in the water, think again, because Fedortsov has proven that an equally horrifying equivalent species lives underwater:

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Guess what? That one isn't even the freakiest.

Yes, it does get worse.

We're fairly convinced that this many-toothed monster could devour us in seconds, without so much as a fair fight:

The Russian fisherman has posted a ton more of these photos. Scroll through his Twitter feed, and it will haunt your dreams.

Most seasoned fishermen would likely not be affected by the photos, notes The Moscow Times.  For the rest of us, though, this is nightmare territory. 

Deep sea fishing has grown in popularity over the last several decades, after the 1980s and 1990s saw major technological breakthroughs that enabled fishermen to explore depths miles below the ocean's surface, notes New Europe. Because of the difficulty accessing the regions, deep-sea ecosystems still remain something of a mystery.

Even so, deep sea fishing is becoming more and more scarce since its heyday, as it becomes subject to stricter regulations intended to protect the delicate ecosystems near the ocean floor. In mid-December, the European Parliament banned deep sea fishing in many areas of the North Atlantic Sea at depths beyond half a mile deep, in an effort to restore seabed habitats. It is unclear whether or not Fedortsov and his crew will be exempt from the ruling, but we sure hope that we'll still be able to browse through his creepy discoveries. 

Sources: Roman Fedortsov/Twitter, Moscow Times, New Europe / Photo credit: Roman Fedortsov/Twitter

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