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Unknown but fascinating species discovered on deep-sea expedition

The animals living in these deep-sea areas have adapted to a life with very little nutrition.

Study presents evidence of previously unknown luminosity in 10 deep-sea species

It takes us deep into the watery world of sea cucumbers and reveals their ability to emit light.

Fabien Cousteau presents PROTEUS, an underwater version of the ISS

The world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat.

Scientists discover ultra-black fish that absorbs 99.5% of light that hits its skin

These ultra-black fish absorb light so efficiently that even in bright light they appear to be silhouetted.

What makes the teeth of deep-sea dragonfish transparent?

The dragon fish is a voracious predator of the deep sea with an arsenal of tools to hunt prey and remain concealed. In contrast...

Deep sea fish can see color in darkness

As many as 10 million species may inhabit the deep sea – biodiversity comparable to the world’s richest tropical rainforests. These species are typically...

Using robots and AI to understand deep sea

Benthic ecosystems are chronically undersampled, particularly in environments >50 m depth. Yet a rising level of anthropogenic threats makes data collection ever more urgent....

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