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Seven incredibly odd life forms that will give you the heebie jeebies

The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. From it we have learned most of what we know. Recently, we have waded a little out to sea, enough to dampen our toes or, at most, wet our ankles. The water seems inviting. The ocean calls.” Carl Sagan

Happy Earth Day to all! How do you begin to list all of the wonderful lifeforms our Earth is considered home to, all of the incredible lands in between the seas? Well we don’t think it’d be possible to list them allbut here are a list of ten strikingly odd and evolutionary lifeforms we still cannot believe exist in the world:

1. The Cyclops SharkIf Leela’s character in Futurama was a shark, it would appear as this 22″ Cyclops Shark that was found by Enrique Lucero León near Cerralvo Island in the Gulf of California back in 2011. The case of the shark having only one eye is a rarity that only has appeared about 50 times before in history. (photo via National Geographic)

2. Deep Sea Hatchetfish: Aka the “fish that will eat your soul,” and “the fish of the damned,” Deep Sea Hatchetfish sport a glow-in-the-dark ventral belly and are found somewhere 50-1,000 feet underwater in the subtropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. Though they appear vicious in features, they are very slim and only measure about 4-4 1/2 inches long. But meeting one of these guys face to face would be nightmarish and going by the fish’s name you might want to carry along an actual hatchet. (photo via Cracked)

3. The Pale Tussock Moth: Gremlins character, or weird species of moth? Or both? This creepy-looking creature looks like it’s straight out of the 1987 classic directed by Joe Dante. It is commonly found in Wales and England, and they start out as furry caterpillars before blossoming into a full-sized furry moth. (photo via Telegraph)

4. Pacific Barreleye Fish: Since 1939 the Pacific Barreleye has perplexed scientists and biologists with its transparent head. Found 2,600 feet underwater, this fish’s monstrous features guide it through the darkness of the deep sea. They got their name from their barrel-shaped eyes that glow with neon green, and have unusually large nostrils. (photo via National Geographic)

5. Komondor Dog: The Komondor Dog has got a serious dread job. Right at birth. Brought over to England by the Cuman people, this pup is vigilant, and behaves well around the family. They are about 30 inches tall, making them one of the larger dog breeds out there. We are amazed at their innate “do,” and can’t imagine the time and effort it takes to give these ones a groom job. (photo via Diva Boo)

6. BlobfishWe swear we’ve seen this appear in one of David Lynch’s movies at some point in time, but the Blobfish is as “blobby” as it sounds. Normally found in the deep waters off the Australian and Tasmanian coasts (about 2,000–3,900 feet under), its density is slightly less than water, allowing it to float above the sea floor without maximizing energy. They munch on crabs and sea pens. (photo via The Pollyanna Fragments)

7. Neon Rainbow Glow Jellyfish: Unfortunately this glowing decor appearing on the Neon Rainbow Glow Jellyfish isn’t a candy necklace (though we could have sworn it was). But the exotic glow of this jellyfish appears throughout several species. Jellyfish expert Lisa Gershwin discovered its glow in the Tasmanian oceans swimming one day. The jellyfish is very fragile, doesn’t sting, and its brightness emanates from light reflected off the creature’s cilia. (photo via Amazing Data)

(main photo via Corgi Photos)

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Kaitlin Duffy is a writer from Cleveland. When she's not blogging or pondering the great complexities of the world and outer space, she is finding rare vinyl steals, visiting new places, laughing often, Instagramming everything in sight, watching movies, or working on her first feature Port de Cleve.