Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Shares Video Of The Most Iconic Deep-sea Critters

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has recently shared a video showing some of Californias more iconic deep-sea critters. Monterey Bay is one of the most biologically diverse bodies of waters in the world, and the underlying submarine canyon is…

California Sur Ridge Field Guide To Life In The Deep Sea

Deep Sea Guide Thirty five kilometers off the Big Sur coast and 800 meters below the sea surface lies an underwater mountain range called Sur Ridge that is home to an amazing array of deep-sea animals. Staff from MBARI and…

California adorabilis

  Some things are just so cute and cuddly they deserve fitting names. One octopus with big round eyes, a pink color and a body more reminiscent of a stuffed animal is simply adorable and might be named just that.…

Four new species of deep sea carnivorous sponges

The Deep Sea is still full of wonder and unknown creatures with the latest round of newly described sponges being as alien and unusual as one might expect. With nothing much to eat in the deep sea, least of which…

Creatures of Indonesia’s deep sea are more diverse than you could ever imagine

As much as we think we know about the deep sea, having taken oodles of courses in marine science, ecology and biology, it’s still hard for us to imagine and picture the sheer diversity of creatures living down there. Once…

New deep sea carnivorous harp sponge is unlike anything ever seen

Chondrocladia lyra is a highly unusual and very specialized sponge living in the deep sea which completely redefines what we think a sponge should be. Also known as the harp sponge due to its very similarĀ appearanceĀ consisting of a main vane…

Deep sea fish have some serious teeth

We’ve all seen photos and illustrations of the prodigious maws of deep sea fish bearing their intimidating chompers but seeing all this dentition in moving images is something else. This recent video from Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows a…

Marine animals group into clusters, in the deep sea and on reefs

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgrcgrNTSAE[/youtube] Energy and nutrients are not evenly distributed in the ocean, and sea creatures have evolved to zero-in on areas of their habitat which will be most conducive for the survival, growth and reproduction. The clustering of sea…

Amazingly clear video of many different deep sea squids from MBARI

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq2E2D-y11g&fmt=18[/youtube] Since the whole world of football (soccer) is particularly thrilled with cephalopods right now, it seems like a perfect time to share with you the video above from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a self-titled anthology of…