Aliens Are Among Us: Gulper Eel Displays Its Giant Gaping Maw

September 21, 2018

This is a video of a rarely seen deep-sea gulper eel (aka pelican eel, clearly a water type of Pokemon) going through its defensive protocol after being approached by an unmanned submersible. It starts with a classic barrel roll, then blows its balloon head up until its huge and does some shakes before finally unhinging its giant gaping jaws towards the threat. I don't know about you, but that would definitely send me swimming in the opposite direction -- I don't care if the thing is only two feet long. I've bolted from far less terrifying fish in the past. "He ran straight through a glass door at Red Lobster." Thanks for that, honey.

Keep going for the whole video, complete with delightful scientist commentary.

Thanks to Cuban Pete, who agrees the deep sea is where the aliens are hiding from us whiel preparing to launch their attack.

  • Jenness

    So awesome, I love that there are so many things we don't know on this planet we can go and explore.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Okay... I'm now in favor of nuking the entire ocean. Who's with me?

  • Bling Nye

    Love the commentary in the video, always enjoy it when people are really excited about their work.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I heard talk of filling the oceans with concrete. How's that coming along?

  • Wooder

    Reminds me of Thanksgiving with my in-laws belching...they also deflate afterwards...ugh. Can't pick your in-laws!

  • Andyman7714

    That was so cool and a little extraterrestrial scary!

  • Honestly can you imagine this same thing but at like human size? Would be like the scariest thing imaginable.

    Go home nature, you drunk.

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