I've always been a fan of Halloween. Not so much for the costumes, but for the social acceptance of eating massive amounts of sugar for 24 hours and "fright night" marathons. In honor of this freaky holiday, the folks at my organization put together a freaky fish contest. Check it out.
One of my personal favorites is the fangtooth. Believe it or not, this fish is all bark and no bite. Despite its impressive set of choppers, the fangtooth is actually quite small and harmless to humans. But it sure isn't about to win any beauty contests ...
As freaky as these fish might be, the scary truth is that many of them are more at risk from us than we are from them. Bad fishing practices such as destructive bottom trawling and bycatch cause more death than Freddy, Jason and the bogeyman combined.