Tag Archives: 2016 Deepwater Exploration Marianas

Acorn worm

Source: Discover Magazine Here’s another interesting animal documented in the 2016 deep sea exploration in the Marianas Trench, an enteropneust or commonly known as the ‘acorn worm’. This worm leaves behind spiral deposits in the mud. The front end of … Continue reading

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Zealandia coral garden

Zealandia is a large fragment of the former super-continent of Gondwanaland, an ancient super continent that existed between about 570 and 510 million years ago (Mya). This coral garden was spotted here (Zealandia)

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Deep sea exploration in the Marianas

As the deep sea exploration in the Marianas Trench reaches another week in the 69 day expedition, we enter the second week of posts about amazing deep sea animals pictured during the expedition. Special thank you to the expedition team … Continue reading

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Predatory turnicates

Source: Discover Magazine Turnicates spend their days attached to rocks feeding on small fish that swim into their hood-shaped mouths.

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Jelly from the depths

Source: Discovery Magazine This fleshy jellyfish was seen during a dive at a depth of over 12,000 feet. The red lines appear to be radial canals connecting the bright yellow gonads.

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Angler fish

Source: Discover Magazine These deep-sea fish use a lure to attract prey and ambush them, swallowing them whole. The lure on this one is the round white structure resting between its eyes.

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SeaPig

Source: Discover Magazine Here’s a seapig from the depths of the Marianas. Its called the seapig because it is plump, pink and possesses short limbs. These animals feast on particles plucked from the mud they munch on. Researchers are not … Continue reading

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Deep water exploration of the Marianas

Source: Discover Magazine A little bird brought me exciting news this morning. As i am writing this, an expedition in the Marianas Trench is¬†in the middle of its 69-day¬†expedition into the deepest part of the worlds oceans. Led by the … Continue reading

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