Roman Fedortsov is a fisherman based in Murmansk, Russia, who primarily seeks normal-looking fish like cod and haddock. But sometimes he catches non-target, rarely-seen species.
To his surprise, he caught a strange fish that he had never seen before. The fish was a bright red color and had a long, thin body. It also had a large head with big eyes and a mouth full of sharp teeth. The fisherman was afraid of the strange fish and threw it back into the water. He didn’t want to eat it, and he didn’t want anyone else to eat it either.
all thanks to the social media accounts of a Russian deep-sea fisherman.
Fedortsov said via a Telegram app communication with Newsweek about one of his particularly odd catches. “This is an accidental catch.”
Currently, Fedortsov is in the Norwegian Sea, where he sets out deep-sea trawlers. Occasionally he catches non-target species, takes pictures of them, sometimes at odd angles, and posts the pictures to his Instagram and Twitter.
The below picture is Lycodes reticulatus, a plentiful fish from the North Atlantic Ocean.
This one shows a fish with a parasitic isopod in its mouth, which is a creature that eats the tongue of its host and then lives in its mouth.
Of course, Fedortsov can make weird-looking fish look even weirder with some clever perspectives. this halibut looks like it just has one eye, but the other eye is on the far side of its body. When halibuts are born, they have one eye on each side of their body, but then one eye migrates to join the other.
A fish that does not fit into the normal categories of fish. These fish can be categorized as unusual or odd, and they may have abnormal traits that set them apart from other fish. Some of these traits include an unusual appearance, behavior, or habitat. Strange fish are often studied by scientists because they can provide insight into how fish evolve and adapt to different environments.
Sadly, the fish in the bycatch die an unfortunate death when brought up in the net. As deep-sea creatures, they are used to a high-pressure environment, and when brought to the surface too fast, their eyes sometimes pop out, and their organs rupture.
But that’s a reality of deep sea fishing and studying marine life. As they say in Russia, “Без муки нет науки,” or, “without torture, no science.”