Rare, fanged lancet fish discovered along NC beach: What was the deep-sea monster doing there? Lancet fish have extremely large mouths, and razor-sharp teeth. These open-water animals can grow over six feet in length. Very little is known about this elusive species, but they are similar to yellowfin tuna and swordfish in many aspects.

Rare, fanged lancet fish discovered along NC beach: What was the deep-sea monster doing there? Lancet fish have extremely large mouths, and razor-sharp teeth. These open-water animals can grow over six feet in length. Very little is known about this elusive species, but they are similar to yellowfin tuna and swordfish in many aspects.

Cozumel splendid toadfish (yes, splendid is a noun here, not an adjective) - a very rare fish found only in Cozumel island of Mexico. It is the most colorful toadfish of the world.

Cozumel splendid toadfish (yes, splendid is a noun here, not an adjective) - a very rare fish found only in Cozumel island of Mexico. It is the most colorful toadfish of the world.

The Scorpion Fish is mostly found in Indo-Pacific waters and, as its name suggests, has a very nasty sting.

The Scorpion Fish is mostly found in Indo-Pacific waters and, as its name suggests, has a very nasty sting.

Protosphyraena nitida - "Prehistoric Swordfish". 85 m.y.o. This exotic Cretaceous predator has been known for over 150 years. It was first discovered in Europe and described in 1857. Charles H. Sternberg discovered the first North American remains in the late 1880's (see comments from his book, shown below). This is the first skeletal presentation of this cartilaginous bodied fish. This and more rare fossils for sale on CuratorsEye.com

Protosphyraena nitida - "Prehistoric Swordfish". 85 m.y.o. This exotic Cretaceous predator has been known for over 150 years. It was first discovered in Europe and described in 1857. Charles H. Sternberg discovered the first North American remains in the late 1880's (see comments from his book, shown below). This is the first skeletal presentation of this cartilaginous bodied fish. This and more rare fossils for sale on CuratorsEye.com

The blue lobster is 1 in 2 million.  Recently one was caught off the coast of Maine.  The fellow's daughter named it Skylar :) and is donating the rare crustacean to the Maine Aquarium that already has 3 other blue lobsters and an orange one.

The blue lobster is 1 in 2 million. Recently one was caught off the coast of Maine. The fellow's daughter named it Skylar :) and is donating the rare crustacean to the Maine Aquarium that already has 3 other blue lobsters and an orange one.

Xiphactinus--a 20 ft. long predatory fish that swam the seas of North America during the Late Cretaceous. Check out the teeth.

Xiphactinus--a 20 ft. long predatory fish that swam the seas of North America during the Late Cretaceous. Check out the teeth.

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