MURMANSK, RUSSIA — Startling images of strange deep sea creatures are going viral, thanks to one Russian fisherman and his Twitter account, which the English-language Moscow Times discovered for a global audience.
His name is Roman Fedorstov and he crews a deep sea trawler based out of Murmansk in Russia’s frigid far northwest.
Fedorov has been cataloguing the strange finds his trawler pulls from the deep ocean, including the hellish Pacific angelfish and the frill shark, which lives up to 5,000 feet beneath the waves. Most of this stuff isn’t intentionally harvested, but turns up in the trawling nets anyhow — this known as “by-catch.”
His Twitter feed, which catalogues dozens of incredible images, now has a healthy 83,000 followers.