The 8 Biggest Deep-Sea Creatures

The Ocean Sunfish, or Mola Mola, is one of the heaviest bony fish in the world. Despite their size, they are gentle giants and usually docile around human divers.

Ocean Sunfish

The largest ray in the world, the Giant Ocean Manta Ray has an expansive diamond-shaped body. They are highly intelligent, comparable to primates, dolphins, and elephants.

Giant Ocean Manta Ray

The second-largest fish in the world, Basking Sharks, feed on plankton and tiny crustaceans. Despite their size, they pose no threat to humans.

Basking Shark

Also known as Orcas, Killer Whales are the largest species of dolphins. They are apex predators with diverse diets, ranging from fish to other marine mammals.

Killer Whale

The smallest member of the Baleen whale family, Minke Whales, can reach speeds up to 24 miles per hour to escape predators.

Minke Whale

Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the world. Known for their gentle nature, they filter-feed on plankton with their large mouths.

Whale Shark

Sei Whales travel in small groups and have unpredictable movement patterns. They are among the few species where females are typically larger than males.

Sei Whale

Bowhead Whales are remarkable for their longevity, potentially living over 200 years. They inhabit the cold waters of the Arctic and subarctic.

Bowhead Whale