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The Ten Nastiest Fish of All Time

Some of these fish are rare, others are near extinction, but they all have the look of something from another world! 

1. Goliath Tigerfish

2. Frilled Shark

Frilled Shark

3. Blob Fish or Blob Sculpin

Blob Sculpin

4. Wolf Fish

Wolf Fish

5. Rattail


6. Lamprey


7. Basking Shark

Basking Shark

8. Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark

9. We Don’t Know!

No Name

10. Grenadier


Dr. Mercola's Comments:
These fish may not be pretty in the conventional sense of the word, but they all have a place, and a role, in nature, so to describe them as nasty may be a bit harsh.

The nastiest type of fish, in my opinion, did not even make this list: farm-raised.

Farm-raised fish are raised in so-called “feedlots of the sea.” Here they are put into overcrowded pens where disease and parasites like sea lice flourish. They are fed synthetic diets that wild fish would never eat (livestock feces), and their waste devastates the marine life living on the ocean floor beneath the pens.

Not to mention that they’re pumped full of pesticides, chemicals, and artificial coloring -- and are widely known to be chock full of cancer-causing toxins like PCBs.

Farm-raised fish, with their rampant disease and unprecedented amounts of waste, are now even threatening wild fish populations. This entirely man-made creation has no place in nature, which is why I’d label all farm-raised fish truly nasty.

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