National Geographic posted a variety of pictures of creatures discovered in Northern New Zealand in “Undersea mountains, continental slopes, canyons, and hydrothermal vents.”
The research area spanned 3,800 square miles around Kermadec Ridge and the species were both new and old to scientists. So maybe they’re not “aliens,” but close enough.
The polychaete worm (above) is a predator with projecting jaws. Other animals included squat lobsters, “Mickey Mouse” squid, “Hairy” crabs, black dragonfish, and tonguefish.
Which one would you least want to run into in a dark watery alley? I’m torn between the dragonfish and that worm. It’s too pretty, I don’t trust it.
If it looks like something that scientists from Prometheus would taunt, I want nothing to do with it.