Stunned fisherman pulls mysterious ‘baby dragon’ sea creature from the ocean

Roman Fedortsov has become a viral sensation through his Instagram posts showing bizarre creatures he has captured, and showed off the latest “dragon-like” beast he pulled from the depths

The “dragon”-like fish found in Norwegian waters by Roman Fedortsov (Image: Jam Press/Roman Fedortsov)

A fisherman has found a “dragon”-like fish off the coast of Tromsø in Norway, adding to the collection of weird creatures he has pulled from the depths.

Roman Fedortsov, who works on commercial trawlers, was fishing in the Norwegian Sea when he came across the unusual-looking creature.

He snapped a photograph of the fish, which appears light pink in colour, with large eyes, wing shapes on the body and a long tail.

Sharing the picture on Instagram with his 646,000 followers, Roman wrote: “Just a quote ‘It’s one thing to chase something nameless, but quite another thing to find it’ – G.F. Lovecraft.”

The post racked up more than 22,000 likes, with users baffled by the bizarre-looking beast.

Another weird and wonderful sea creature previously photographed by Roman Fedortsov (Image: Jam Press/Roman Fedortsov)

One person said: “It looks a little like a newly hatched dragon to me. Lol.” [sic]

“God. The Dragon. Cool what! Who is this anyway??” another user commented.

Someone else said: “Sea or ocean Chupacabra?!?”

Roman Fedortsov has become a viral sensation through his Instagram posts showing bizarre creatures he has captured (Image: Jam Press/Roman Fedortsov)

“What is that?” one baffled user asked.

“I think he’s missing two more heads,” said another person.

Someone else wondered: “What is the name of this miracle?”

Mr Fedortsov fishes in the shallow Barents Sea which opens into the Arctic Ocean (Image: Jam Press/Roman Fedortsov)

“It is better to look at such creatures from afar. Indeed, the depths of the sea are unknown,” commented another user.

The fish was identified as a chimaera – a cartilaginous fish also known as “ghost sharks”.

Roman Fedortsov has become a viral sensation through his Instagram posts showing bizarre creatures he has captured.

Mr Fedortsov fishes in the shallow Barents Sea which opens into the Arctic Ocean.

These sea beasts are subject to extremely high pressure at such depth and often have alien-like features (Image: Jam Press/Roman Fedortsov)

His nets are dropped down into an area known as the Twilight Zone which is between 3,300 and 6,600 feet below the surface.

Less than 0.05 % of this ecosystem has been explored by humans and has in the past thrown up some bizarre species.

These sea beasts are subject to extremely high pressure at such depth and often have alien-like features.

Recent bizarre sea creatures discovered included a sad looking pale toadfish, a sandy fish which appears to walk along the ocean floor and a small deep-sea dragon fish called a stoplight loose jaw.

 

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