Category: deep sea

noaasanctuaries: A kraken of the depths? Not q…

noaasanctuaries:

A kraken of the depths? Not quite – but this octopus was spotted in the deep sea. 

Many different octopus species live in deep waters! Researchers from NOAA and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute glimpsed this octopus, Graneledone boreopacifica, hanging out at a depth of 6473 feet in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary among some deep-sea corals. 

(Photo: NOAA/MBARI) 

[Image description: A pink octopus moves away from the camera. A light orange deep-sea coral is in the foreground to the left.]

Wolffish.

Wolffish.

Photograph by Espen Rekdal, SeaPics

Giant tube worms.

Giant tube worms.

Photograph by Emory Kristof, National Geographic.

typhlonectes: A deep sea octopus (Benthoctopu…

typhlonectes:

A deep sea
octopus
(Benthoctopus sp.) coasts above the pillows of an old lava flow at Axial Seamount, located on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, approximately 480 km (298 mi) west of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

via:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

thansy: cuddly fish (inspired by this googly c…

thansy:

cuddly fish

(inspired by this googly creature)

Clione limacine.

Clione limacine.

Image by Alexander Semenov. 

Bougainvillia superciliaris.

Bougainvillia superciliaris.

Image by Alexander Semenov.

Ctenophora.

Ctenophora.

Image by Alexander Semenov. 

Clione limacine.

Clione limacine.

Image by Alexander Semenov. 

oceanportal: Well, hello there. Look who we st…

oceanportal:

Well, hello there. Look who we stumbled upon.

This brilliant red octopus (Benthoctopus sp.) was photographed at more than 8,800 feet (about 2,700 meters) in Alaminos Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico.

Credit: I. MacDonald (in Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Vol. 1. Biodiversity. Felder, D. L. and Camp, D. K. (eds.) 2009. Texas A&M Press.)