Bright orange blobs, slug like lumps, fish with teeth and bulging eyes – these are the terrifying alien-like finds a Russian fisherman has come across in his job.
Roman Fedortsov, 39, spends a lot of his time on fishing trawlers, coming into contact with a wide variety of sealife.
Mr Fedortsic, from Murmansk, Russia, works as commercial fisherman catching cod, haddock and mackerel – but the bizarre critters pictured below make an appearance too.
These aquatic curiosities were mainly found in the Norwegian and Barents seas while some of them came ashore from the Atlantic Ocean.
In one image of a mushroom-like orange creature, he wrote: “Oh my God! They killed Kenny!” in reference to the phrase from South Park about character Kenny that dies in every episode.
In another post he explained that it was a sea anemone.
He added: “Sea anemones (sea anemones) are predatory invertebrates. They have no skeleton.
“The supporting function of them takes the intestinal cavity.
“At the pole of the body is a slit-shaped mouth, surrounded by a nimbus of tentacles. Their tentacles have gills that are poisonous.
“Although sea anemones are mainly poisonous only for their prey, some species are toxic to humans. There are more than 1000 varieties.
“They feed on zooplankton, mussels, fish and shrimps. Sea anemones feed on food and excrete waste products through the same hole.”
In another post featuring a picture of an angler fish, he wrote: “I am very sorry I did not take more pictures of this sea creature” to which someone replied: “Who needs aliens when you have an entire f****** ocean of them.”
Roman said he set up his social media accounts to share the pictures with people who otherwise might not get to see them.
And while people are fascinated by the images, they have certainly put a lot of people off going near the sea.
One user wrote: “I’m never swimming in the sea again” and another wrote: “This is why I do not swim in anything without chlorine.”
Roman went to Marine University in Murmansk and is an expert on processing and preparing fish.