The Australian Eastern Abyss is a treasure trove of strange, often penis-shaped animals – Popular Science

Get it? It looks like a penis. But it’s a worm. A peanut worm (which sounds kind of like penis).

Predictably, though, the peanut/penis worm is the least interesting thing this mission dragged up in the last few weeks. The Investigator trip is exploring the depths of the Australian Eastern Abyss, which is a dramatic yet scientifically accurate name for the part of the ocean where darkness and high pressure reign. Animals that live down there are almost universally strange simply because they live in such an unusual environment.

Take this blind cusk eel, for example:

The Australian Eastern Abyss is a treasure trove of strange, often penis-shaped animals – Popular Science