Category: deep sea

socialfoto: Nadibranch in Padang Bay Bali Ind…

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Nadibranch in Padang Bay Bali Indonesia by sponsorchen

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femoids: blunt-science: The Okeanos Explorer…

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The Okeanos Explorer has discovered a very cute octopus at a depth of 4,290 metres.

This is the deepest an octopus of this particular sub order of octopus has ever been seen. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration noted this is a completely unsubscribed species and perhaps not belonging to any specific genus. Highlighting how little we still know about the creatures in the depths of our oceans.

(Ocean Explorer)

She’s beautiful

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anoceanloverworld: Cymbal bubble snail – one …

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Cymbal bubble snail – one of the most colorful snails under the ocean

typhlonectes: Deep Sea Cirrate Octopods These…

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Deep Sea Cirrate Octopods

These finned octopuses belong to an order of animals called Cirrata named for the presence of hair-like structures called ‘cirri’ on their arms which may aid these animals in the capture of food. They use their fins to propel themselves through the water. 

That is exactly what this one, Cirroteuthis muelleri, was doing when ROV Doc Ricketts came across it 2,100 meters below the surface off Monterey Bay!

Watch video of this beautiful octopus: http://ow.ly/k9al30ezx5h

via: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Snowflake Moray Eels (Echidna nebulosa)

Snowflake Moray Eels (Echidna nebulosa)

Photo Credit: Flickr User Michael Bentley

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breathinginbiology: This firework jellyfish (…

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This firework jellyfish (Halitrephes maasi) was spotted by a team of researchers east of Socorro Island, Mexico. This species of jellyfish is so rare that it has only been spotted twelve times.

typhlonectes: This shortfin squid, of the genu…

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This shortfin squid, of the genus Illex, was seen swimming in the water column. It released quite a bit of ink, likely in response to Deep Discoverer’s presence.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.