WATCH: Flesh-eating lice and other terrifying sea creatures

Aletha Wilkinson

Between the mystery creatures that left a young Melbourne man's feet dripping blood recently, to the terrifying "cookie-cutter shark", these aquatic horrors prove the ocean is a scary, scary place.

And Australia's waters are arguably the scariest.

Experts believe it was sea lice that did this. Source: Seven News

We'll start off slow. Just so you know, these creatures were all found by a Museums Victoria team in the deep ocean off the coast of Australia recently. Even though they may seem like the stuff of horror movies, they're all real sea creatures.

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Meet... the faceless fish.

Oh ok, cool. So this one has no face. *shudder* Source: Maggie Georgieva/Museums Victoria/CSIRO


Or say hello to the zombie worm!

Have a nice time getting to sleep tonight. Source: Maggie Georgieva/Museums Victoria/CSIRO

The cookie-cutter shark.

Introducing the cookie-cutter shark. Look into his eyes... Source: Maggie Georgieva/Museums Victoria/CSIRO

How about we introduce you to the red coffinfish?

Happy little guy, isn't he. Source: Maggie Georgieva/Museums Victoria/CSIRO

Thinking out of the box here but imagine waking up to one of these staring at you.

The spiny crab. What a charmer. Source: Maggie Georgieva/Museums Victoria/CSIRO

Oh, and that cookie-cutter shark we met earlier? Here are its teeth.

Please to eat– I mean MEET you. Source: Maggie Georgieva/Museums Victoria/CSIRO

Sleep well, everyone!

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