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And the Freakiest Fish of 2009 is...

hairy angler

© Dorling Kindersley

The results are in and the freakiest fish is… the hairy angler! This deep-sea creature not only looks frightening, but has a scary big appetite. Due to its expandable stomach, it can eat prey as big, or even bigger, than itself. This certainly comes in handy in the food-scarce depths of the ocean.

Learn more about crazy creatures, interesting places, and ocean science in our brand new Explore section.

Though Halloween has passed, we should still be frightened for the future of the oceans. Visit our Act section on the new website, donate to support our work, and spread the word to your friends and family that the oceans need our help.

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Freaky Fish are Back!

Hairy angler. © DK

Halloween is just around the corner, so you know what that means -- time to vote for your favorite freaky fish! While we may only spend one day a year donning frightening costumes, these creatures are terrifying all year long.

Check out this year's contestants and more freaky fish in our Explore section. Voting closes Friday, October 30 at midnight, so time is of the essence.

And for more check out some tips to green up a typically orange and black holiday.

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