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Happy World Oceans Day ya’ll! 

In celebration, here is just a glimpse of the vast diversity of undersea creatures documented during NOAA’s 2016 exploration of the Mariana Trench. 

  • hydrothermal vent community
  • octopus

  • jellyfish

  • ghost shark

  • dandelion siphonophore. This dandelion is actually comprised of many individuals that all work together.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.