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This is a gulper eel. It is one of the most bizzare creatures in the ocean. It is about 10 feet long. It can swallow something as big as itself. Its mouth can open up about 1-2 feet, so it can swallow lots of fish at the same time, it can even swallow a snipe eel or bigger fish. It lives 5000-6500 feet below the surface of the ocean. It is usually black or dark green in color and sometimes has a white line or groove on either side of the dorsal fin. they have small teeth. Not much is known about the habitat of the Gulper eel. thank you for looking at this eel. Dylan



  1. Hi Dylan,

    I’m looking forward to your presentation tomorrow. I hope someday you get the chance to see some of these fish in real life! You always do such a wonderful job teaching our class! Keep up the great work!

    Here is a video I found that you might enjoy…we can show it to the class tomorrow if you would like.

    ~Miss Curtin~

  2. Cool, a fish with racing stripes…but how come it would swallow itself?

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