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A Newly Explored Undersea Volcano is Teeming With Alien Life Forms

Earlier this month, a three-crew submarine dove to Cook seamount, a 4,000-metre-tall extinct volcano off the coast of Hawaii that had never been visited by humans. They discovered dazzling geologic features and a rich array of marine life, including a rare and adorably dopey octopus, and some beautiful purple corals that may be new species. Read More >>

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There Are Some Seriously Gnarly Creatures at the Bottom of the Mariana Trench

Need a pick-me-up on this dreary Monday morning? After checking out some of the nightmare-inducing life forms NOAA’s deep-sea diving robot discovered at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, sleep will be the last thing on your mind. Read More >>

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Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

Would you just look at him? Sprung to life out of a Pixar movie, the ghostly little fella pictured above was discovered last month by Deep Discoverer, the deep-diving robot that travels with NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer. Spotted 4,290 metres beneath the surface, it’s the deepest observation of a so-called incirrate octopus ever, and it might be a new species. Read More >>