8 Strange New Deep Sea Creatures

Learn about some new sea creatures that recently made their debut to the land world!

Special Thanks To: Victoria Vásquez at Pacific Shark Research Center, Kim Fulton-Bennett at MBARI, Jonathan Copley at University of Southampton, and Theodore Pietsch at University of Washington

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Sources:

Ninja Lanternshark:

http://www.oceansciencefoundation.org/josf/josf17d.pdf

Sockworms:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v530/n7588/full/nature16545.html#t
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v424/n6951/full/nature01851.html

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-you-should-care-about-acoelomorph-flatworms-17782785/?no-ist

Hoff Crabs:

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0127621
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/uos-iha030215.php

http://www.joncopley.com/css/images/slidernew16.jpg
http://www.joncopley.com/css/images/slidernew14.jpg
youtube.com/expeditionlog

Eyeless Shrimp:

http://www.joncopley.com/css/images/slider4.jpg
http://www.joncopley.com/css/images/slidernew24.jpg
http://www.joncopley.com/css/images/slidernew7.jpg
http://www.livescience.com/31034-embargoed-eyeless-shrimp-discovered-deepest-volcanic-vents.html
youtube.com/expeditionlog

Anglerfish

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-lasiognathus-dinema-anglerfish-03102.html
http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1643/CI-14-181
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150807-anglerfish-new-species-ocean-animals-science/

Harp Sponge

http://www.mbari.org/scientists-discover-extraordinary-new-carnivorous-sponge/ – Harp sponge

http://www.mbari.org/researchers-describe-four-new-species-of-killer-sponges-from-the-deep-sea/ – other new carnivorous sponges

Casper Octopus

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1603/logs/mar2/mar2.html [images available to download and use]

Crossota Jellyfish

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/about.html
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1605/background/ex1605-factsheet.pdf
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1605/dailyupdates/media/video/0424-jelly/0424-jelly.html

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