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Breathtaking New Video Footage of the Ocean’s Deepest Trench

Over thirteen thousand feet below the surface, hundred-foot hydrothermal vents spew black, 360 degree fluid like chimneys from the ocean floor. Tiny crabs, shrimp and limpets scuttle beneath the smokestacks, and a remotely-operated vehicle named SuBastian went down there recently to join them. Read More >>

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Bizarre New Deep Sea Creatures Found in Unexplored Hydrothermal Vents

Marine biologists have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs nearly two miles deep in the southwest Indian Ocean—an area already slated for future seafloor mining. Read More >>

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What Kind of Scary Creatures are Hiding Deep in the Ocean?

The deep sea is home to creatures that are sort of normal but then have some sick twist that makes them monstrous. A squid can’t be just a squid, it has to be a giant squid the size of a school bus. A shark can’t just be a shark, it has to be a goblin shark with a jaw that protrudes out of their face. A giant isopod looks like the world’s largest cockroach and zombie worms are freaking called zombie worms. Life is scary down there, man. 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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The Future of Technology is Hiding on the Ocean Floor

In March 1968, a Soviet Golf II submarine carrying nuclear ballistic missiles exploded and sank 1,500 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii. Five months later, the US government discovered the wreckage—and decided to steal it. So began Project AZORIAN, one of the most absurdly ambitious operations the CIA has ever conceived. Read More >>

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What the Hell Did Researchers Pull from the Depths of New Zealand’s Seas?

No, this photo hasn't been 'shopped. You are looking at a specimen from a barely-known and even-more-rarely-seen group of "Supergiant" amphipods—crustaceans that grow twenty times the size of their relatives and can measure a foot or more in length. Read More >>