Hovering above the seafloor, the Asperoteuthis mangoldae squid is a recently discovered deep-sea species that was just seen alive for the first time! Researchers think this unusual squid’s tail may help it mimic other animals, like a stinging siphonophore.
WHOI’s world-class ocean science and technology featured on BBC’s Blue Planet Live March 24, 27, 28, and 31 (broadcasting on BBC One in the UK).
New book Creatures of the Deep takes readers on an extraordinary visual and literary journey Creatures of the Deep, has just [...]
Deep-sea octopuses like this amazing one in the genus Grimpoteuthis (~17 species) are sadly nicknamed "dumbo octopuses" (after the Disney character) and are generally [...]
"In the deepest, darkest parts of the oceans are ecosystems with more diversity than a tropical rainforest. Taking us on a voyage into the [...]
More About DEEPSEA Challenge... So I should probably begin with part 1.... Back in 1960, January 23rd to be precise, the first ever deep [...]
Alvin, the legendary research sub built by WHOI in 1964 and who allowed researchers to discover hydrothermal vent communities in 1977, is getting a [...]