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Tiny, glow-in-the-dark sharks have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

A new species of shark has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s called a pocket shark or Mollisquama mississippiensis (pronounced mah-lihs-KWAH-muh MISS-ih-sip-ee-EHN-sisis.) It is just 5 and a half inches long, and has some unusual features like a pouch that squirts out puffs of glowing bioluminous fluid clouds, […]
Tiny, glow-in-the-dark sharks have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico
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Scientists spent three weeks exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s uncharted ocean habitats — and the images they captured are fascinating

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted an expedition to explore uncharted waters in the deepest parts of the Gulf of Mexico– and the images they brought back are astonishing. During the mission, scientists spent three weeks aboard NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer exploring and documenting some of the little-understood […]
Scientists spent three weeks exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s uncharted ocean habitats — and the images they captured are fascinating
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Scientists discovered an underwater lake of death called the ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’

VIDEO: In 2015, a team of scientists and engineers with the Ocean Exploration Trust were exploring the seafloor in the gulf of Mexico when they came across a larger brine pool, which looks like underwater lake. The team was so curious that it sent a vehicle into the pool's depths only to discover that it's deeper than they expected. In fact, they lowered a line 62 feet below its "surface" but never hit bottom.
Scientists discovered an underwater lake of death called the ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’