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Tag: Deep Sea

A sucker for jellyfish: The unexpected prey of the seven-arm octopus

There is much we do not yet know about the deep parts of our oceans. What you can see in this video is a very rare sight. Researchers have now been successful in filming a seven-armed octopus called ‘Haliphron atlanticus’. It can grow up to four meters long and weigh almost 75 kilos. But because …

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Conservation International: A undersea volcano teeming with alien life forms

Last week, Conservation International scientists and researchers from the University of Hawaii embarked on a journey to dive the Cook and Lo’ihi seamounts off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. These undersea mountains, some of which have never before been explored, are hotspots of life and vital to ocean health. Among some amazing …

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Mysterious Purple Orb | Nautilus Live

This unidentified purple orb stumped our scientists onboard. After sampling, it began to unfold to reveal two distinct lobes. It could possibly take years for scientists to definitively determine whether it’s a newly discovered species! UPDATE: We’re still working on a species ID with our science partners at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, but …

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Life Noggin: What’s Hiding Deep Within The Ocean?

Our planet is covered in water, but strangely enough, we still don’t know so much about it! What’s hiding deep within the Earth’s oceans?

National Geographic: Ghostlike Octopus Found Lurking Deep Below the Sea

While exploring the deep sea northeast of Hawaii’s Necker Island with a remotely operated vehicle, scientists aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer were surprised to encounter what may be a never-before-seen octopus. Though the February 27 discovery was made at a depth of 4,290 meters (14,075 feet), the octopus belongs to a group of octopods …

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EVNautilus: Creepy Ghost Shark With Parasites

NAUTILUS LIVE 2014 | Found while exploring the Kick ’em Jenny submarine volcano near Grenada, the team spotted a Chimaera, or “ghost shark” who appeared to have parasites. An ancient deep water fish, their closest living relative is the shark. E/V Nautilus is exploring the ocean studying biology, geology, archeology, and more.  

Quartz : Scientists just captured stunning images of deep sea creatures off the coast of Puerto Rico

Some are so new to us, they don’t even have names.  

Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen: Life in the Mariana Trench

A compilation of video footage captured from the University of Aberdeen’s Hadal-Lander in the Mariana Trench from 5000m to 10,545 m deep. The large fish inhabit the shallower depth (5000 to 6500m) are rat-tails, cusk eels and eel pouts. At the mid depths (6500 to 8000m) are the supergiant amphipods and the small pink snailfish. …

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WIRED: The Alvin Submarine | Updating the Deep-Diving Submarine at 50 Years Old

It’s the only deep-diving research submersible in the United States, and nearly 50 years after its first expedition it’s getting an upgrade. Take an exclusive tour of the Alvin submarine, and see how the updated vessel is continuing to push the boundaries of deep-water exploration. The technological upgrades on the U.S. Navy-owned Alvin submersible allow …

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SciCafe: Into the Abyss – New Frontiers in Deep Sea Exploration

One of the last great areas of exploration on Earth is the deep sea, where new species are discovered on nearly every adventure into its depths. In this SciCafe, join Museum Curator John Sparks and Research Associates David Gruber (CUNY) and Vincent Pieribone (John B. Pierce Laboratory – Yale) as they discuss their research on …

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