Roman Fedortsov is a fisherman who shares footage of the sea monsters (like Wolffish) he catches in the frigid waters off Russia.
Recently, Roman Fedortsov was fishing the waters off Murmansk, Russia when he hauled in a peculiar-looking Wolffish, aka the Sea Wolf, Wolf Eel, Sea Monster, or Devil Fish.
Murmansk is near Russia’s border with Finland and sits near the Barents Sea. The Barents Sea is territorially divided between Russian and Norwegian waters. And it is relatively shallow compared to other seas with an average depth of only 750ft deep.
In the Barents Sea, cold Arctic water mixes with salty Atlantic water and it is abundant with sea life just not anything like we see in the warm waters of Florida where I’m at.
Atlantic Wolffish caught by Roman Fedortsov goes viral
This Wolffish caught by Fedortsove has gone viral and it’s easy to see why:
One person wrote “The name of the fish speaks for itself.”
Another commenter said “How odd is this. The whole sky is in her teeth.”
Someone added “Dude needs to brush.” Some appeared to reply “Looks like it needs to see a dentist.”
here is a YouTube Shorts version of the viral Wolffish video if you prefer that to Instagram:
Lobster Fisherman Hauls In A Wolffish That Tries To Bite His Hand Off
Lobster fishermen come in close contact with tons of species that aren’t lobster. All sorts of fish and crabs and tiny creatures can work their way into the lobster pots that get pulled up by the fishermen who then release them back into the water as bycatch.
Some of these creatures are rarer and creepier than others. Case in point, the Atlantic Wolffish aka the Sea Wolf, Wolf Eel, Sea Monster, or Devil Fish.
I’ve never seen an Atlantic Wolffish anywhere outside of an aquarium and I’ve spent a considerable amount of time on and in the water fishing and diving.
They are classified as a ‘species of concern’ by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service and their numbers are being depleted in US waters due to previous overfishing and bycatch from fishing for other species.
Lobster fisherman Jacob Knowles shares videos of his lobster adventures on Instagram and recently posted a clip of a gnarly Wolffish aka Wolf Eel trying to bite his hand off.
But all’s well that ends well. He eventually fed the Atlantic Wolffish a (dead) lobster as a snack and sent it back into the water with a full belly for its trouble. Check it out…
One commenter wrote “Damn right they bite! Had one bite the heel of my boot off when I was dragging. Happy it didn’t get my foot.” Those teeth are no joke.
The comments on these videos are wild.
It’s hilarious he had to very clearly identify the lobster he fed the wolffish in the first video above as already dead otherwise people would’ve reported his video as cruelty. What do people think these fish are eating out there?
Their diet includes ‘hardshell mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms’ and they do NOT eat other fish.
So they’re out there munching on lobster and crabs, primarily, and he just hooked up this incredible fish with an easy meal after it accidentally got itself trapped inside a lobster cage for a brief while.