Scientists have found dozens of strange-looking deep-sea creatures off coast of Australia. underwater beasts live in total darkness four kilometres below surface of ocean. The researchers used special submarine that could cope with crushing pressure of being so deep in ocean. The difficult environment and conditions mean it is difficult place to explore. Researcher Dr Tim O'Hara said: "Australia's deep-sea environment is larger in size than mainland, and until now, almost nothing was known about life [there]. We're really excited about discoveries that we've made and are thrilled that we can now share them with Australian and international public."
scientists are surprised at how odd-looking many of sea creatures are. The research team gave them some similarly odd names. They discovered red coffin fish, cookie cutter shark, zombie worms, tripod fish and sea pigs. Some of these creatures may be new species. Researchers are particularly interested in coffin fish. They say it has blue eyes, red fins, and unique method for catching prey in dark. The scientists said it uses "fishing rod tipped with fluffy bait on top of its head". The researchers also found, "highly concerning levels of rubbish" including, "debris from days when steamships plied our waters". They said: " seafloor has 200 years of rubbish on it."