Black Dragonfish: From Googly-eyed Spaghetti to Deep-sea Monster

Black Dragonfish: From Googly-eyed Spaghetti to Deep-sea Monster

Habitat: common in deep, temperate and equatorial oceanic waters Status: Not Listed Looking at the drawing above, you’re probably thinking it’s from some Hitchhiker’s Guide to the…

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Taonius borealis: Bizarre Deep-sea Squid with Snooki Hair and Giant WALL-E eyes!

photo: 2011 MBARI

Habitat: temperate and boreal North Pacific Status: Not Evaluated God I love deep-sea creatures. This cartoony-looking squid is Taonius borealis. It kind of looks like…

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Oogle this Google: Meet the Googly Eyes Fish of the Deep!

photo: blueanimalbio.com

Habitat: Northeast Atlantic: Madeira and off Ireland; reported from Iceland Status: Not Evaluated There’s something about this fish that looks just a little bit off……

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Scaly-foot Gastropod: The Snail With an Iron Fist Foot

photo: http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk

 Habitat: deep sea; Kairei hydrothermal vent field, on the Central Indian Ridge Status: Not Listed This extremely intimidating snail was only discovered in 2001, making…

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Can’t See? Just Use Your Handy Dandy Flashlight Fish!

photo: Norbert Wu

 Habitat: Indo-Pacific Status: No Conservation Concerns It’s rough living in the deep sea. It’s super cold, rather scary, and absolutely pitch black.  Luckily for the…

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Video: Mind-blowing Deep Sea Creatures Made Out Of Metal Scraps

Video: Mind-blowing Deep Sea Creatures Made Out Of Metal Scraps

  Credits: Written, Directed, and Animated by PES Produced by Sarah Phelps and PES VFX Compositing: Wolfgang Maschin Sound by PES Filmed in Culver City,…

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The Grey Alien LIVES! … Underwater as a Limp Eelpout, That Is.

right: Andrew Baker left: zipcodezoo.com

Habitat: deep sea, circumglobal Status: Not Evaluated As it’s almost the best time of year again, a.k.a Halloween, I’m going to start churning out the…

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Sea Tadpoles: a New Twist on the Classic Childhood Creature

photo: Anders Salesjo

Habitat: benthopelagic habitats in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Status: Not Listed Quick – what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see…

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‘X-rated’ Acorn Worms Discovered: New Phallic-shaped Worms Inhabit the Deep

Unidentified Species
photo: MBARI ROV Tiburon

Two deep sea expeditions in 2011 revealed more than 12 new species and at least 4 new genera of bizarre, phallic-shaped acorn worms. Acorn worms…

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Shark Week Take Note: Ghost Sharks, With Their Elephant ‘Trunks,’ Are Unbelievably Fascinating Fish