Moray eels look like this:
“Creepy Moray Eel” by Michael Bentley
There’s something about them that makes me uneasy. They’re so…thick. Substantial. Meaty. Imagine scuba diving and looking down and seeing that big green monster right below you.
But that’s not the half of it.
From the front, they look like this:
both images from Gamestop.com
The “eyes” of the humanoid face you’re seeing are actually its nostrils, but that doesn’t make it any less creepy. Also? The green moray eel, pictured here, has two full sets of jaws. Due to their bite mechanism, “…the eel cannot release its grip even in death and must be manually pried off.”
See it in action below, and ask yourself why you ever thought it was a good idea to go into the ocean.
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This is now my 536th reason to not go into the ocean. *Shudder*
I’m picturing swimming behind some coral and coming face to face with this thing. It wouldn’t bother me as much if they were tiny. I think.
Shudder is right.
Hey, the eel in the 2nd picture – it is obviously different from the other moray eels pictured here. Is it a subspecies or is it injured in some way? What is the cause of the difference in appearance? Thank you.
Good question, Jay.
Unfortunately I don’t have the answer. These photos were sourced from Gamestop.com, and had been posted out of context, more for the “scare” than education.
When I looked again just now, it does appear that the eel(s) in the pair of pictures may be older or injured, but to be honest I’m not sure.
just look at this thing! really gives foxy the pirate a run for his money donsent it.