Bizarre new sea creatures pulled from deepest habitat on Earth

Australia's eastern abyss, the deepest habitat on Earth, has just yielded some spectacularly strange creatures.

Scientists collected over 100 different species from depths of up to 15,000 feet.

Their haul included a 'faceless fish' that has no visible eyes, a blob fish whose relative was deemed the World’s Ugliest Fish in 2013, a glow-in-the-dark Cookie-cutter shark with serrated teeth, a nightmare-inducing Lizard fish that has both male and female reproductive organs and a tripod fish that can stand with its slit-like fins.

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Bizarre new sea creatures pulled from deepest habitat on Earth

A faceless fish at a laboratory in Hobart. 

Photo: Marine National Facility/Asher Flatt

Blob fish.

Photo: Marine National Facility/Asher Flatt

Lizard fish.

Photo: Marine National Facility/Asher Flatt

Tripod fish that can stand with its slit-like fins.

Photo: Marine National Facility/Asher Flatt

Glow-in-the-dark Cookie-cutter shark with serrated teeth.

Photo: Marine National Facility/Asher Flatt

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The Investigator voyage was the first-ever survey of the abyssal depths off Australia's coast. 

Researchers say 5% of the 100 species may be completely new to science

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