Marrus orthocanna, a deep-sea siphonophore related to the jellyfish - deep sea creatures

A Marrus orthocanna, a deep-sea siphonophore related to the jellyfish. From “The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss” by Claire Nouvian/Kevin Raskoff The New York Times > Science > Slide Show > Seadevils and Species Unknown

Rare Deep Water Shark | Rare deep-sea fish pictured

Rare deep-sea fish pictured Many deep sea fish display a show of spectacular colors, known as bioluminescence. Light is created when the ( protien or bacteria can't remember which pretty sure protien) Lucifern is broken Down.

"The bioluminescence of deep sea organisms is a magical thing to behold. Czech designer Kateřina Smolíková captures this wonder of nature beautifully in her breathtaking glass chandelier design, lit by energy-efficient LEDs."

Mesmerizing Chandelier Mimicks Deep Sea Bioluminescence (Photos)

Chandelier designed by Kateřina Smolíková is inspired by deep sea luminescent organisms. It is intended to be for darker places as an orientational light.

Dumbo Octopus. Rarest octopus, living at extreme depths. Largest one ever recorded was 6 feet long.

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopuses are named because of their ear-like fins coming out of their heads. They live in the extreme depths of the water, some living 7000 meters below sea level. Unlike other octopuses, they swallow their food whole! SO CUTE!

Real Deep Sea Creatures | Then we have the Axolotl... which is rather like alien life... but you ...

Last week, the IUCN 2009 Seamount expedition ended, with scientists sampling two final seamounts in the Indian Ocean. Caught at was this deep-sea anglerfish, also known as a seatoad. Sarah Gotheil From BBC news

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Luminous creatures: Glowing deep sea creatures photographed by Joshua Lambus

Luminous creatures: Glowing deep sea creatures photographed by Joshua Lambus - Telegraph! I just learned this in my oceanography course!

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33 Weird Animals of the Sea

The Pink Sea-Through Fantasia (Enypniastes eximia). This incredible creature was only recently discovered. It is a species of swimming sea cucumber that was found in the Celebes Sea.

Oriental Flying Gurnard ( Dactyloptena orientalis )        Image Source    This deep-sea creature called the oriental flying gurnard is a flying gurnard found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans at depths    down to 100 m. Their length is up to 40 cm. The oriental flying gurnard has huge, round pectoral fins. The fins are usually    held against the body, but when threatened they can expand the ‘wings’ to scare off a predator.    Flying Gurnard ( Dactylopterus volitans )

Oriental Flying Gurnard - Dactyloptena orientalis - at Lembeh Straits, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Oriental Flying Gurnard has large pectoral fins with eye spots which it displays to scare.

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Larval Leaf Scorpionfish (photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures). Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii.

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Photograph courtesy Queensland Brain Institute A deep-sea anglerfish feels—rather than sees—the remote camera that took its picture in