The Great Blue Hole is a massive underwater sinkhole that lies off the coast of Belize. Scuba divers and snorkelers have been cruising the surface waters for decades, but very few explorers have dared to venture deeper and explore what lies at the bottom. In the winter of 2018, a […]
Some of the most terrifying sea creatures live deep down in the ocean – and there could be thousands more that we have yet to discover. If you dive 140 meters underwater, you could see a magemouth shark and 300 meters down, you might find a Japanese spider crab. The […]
A “headless chicken monster” was spotted floating in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica. The official name for this “monster” is Enypniastes eximia. It has been caught on film only once before, last year in the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers hope the rare footage will help the push for the […]
Scientists encountered an octopus battle under an unidentified shipwreck almost 6,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico. The scene, which the scientists dubbed “Kraken Attack,” looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are conducting an expedition to explore the uncharted […]
A team of Japanese scientists filmed a snailfish at more than 26,800 feet below the surface. It’s the deepest a fish has ever been caught on camera. The snailfish is thought to be able to withstand extreme pressures at that depth that make it impossible for most vertebrates to survive. […]
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Fishing the high seas is a losing investment, an economist told political leaders, corporate kings and environmental warriors Wednesday, backing calls for protecting the open seas. McKinsey & Company director Martin Stuchtey subtracted politics from the equation and laid out numbers showing that a ban on high seas fishing would […]
The "oarfish" can grow to be 50 feet long.
[credit provider=”Scripps Institution of Oceanography ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3847-cameron-expedition-deepsea-life.html”] The deepest place on the planet may also hold the clues to the origin of life on Earth.The discovery of microbial mats — bizarre-looking, filamentlike clumps of microorganisms — living off chemicals from altered rocks 35,803 feet (10,912 meters) beneath the surface of […]
[credit provider=”AP”] In March, James Cameron became the first person to plummet nearly seven miles to the deepest known spot on Earth in a 43-inch wide underwater sphere. The goal of the expedition, called the Deepsea Challenge, was to collect samples and video footage from the sea floor.
[credit provider=”MBARI” url=”http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2012/11/08/new-carnivorous-harp-sponge-discovered-in-deep-sea/?WT.mc_id=SA_syn_BusInsider”] You may remember the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) from such discoveries as the Yeti crab, the squid with elbows and my personal favourite, the pigbutt worm, and now they’re back with footage of a new species of carnivorous sponge.Seventeen years ago, Jean Vacelet and Nicole […]