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Deep Sea Creatures

Scientists Break Record, Discover Mysterious New Fish In The Deepest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green

Scientists just got a whole new look at what lurks deep below the ocean's surface. Eerie, transparent fish and supergiant crustaceans were filmed s...

This Song Makes 'The Little Mermaid' Seem Way, Way Darker

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.19.2014 | Comedy

The magical underwater world of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" is a colorful place full of singing fish, vibrant coral and beautiful merpeople with flo...

When We Explore The Deep Sea, We Are Exploring For Our Own Survival

Greg Stone | Posted 09.17.2014 | TED Weekends
Greg Stone

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHealthy oceans can help ease the increasing burden our population is placing on this planet, but we need to be able to explore, observe and learn about the oceans in their entirety in order to protect and conserve them effectively.

WATCH: How A Team Of Deep-Sea Explorers Found One Of The Ocean's Most Elusive Creatures

TEDTalks | Posted 09.17.2014 | TED Weekends

Humans have been looking for the giant squid ever since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film -- until now.

WATCH: Adorable 'Dumbo' Octopus Proves Deep Sea Creatures Aren't Always Creepy

Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

Usually deep sea creatures give us the willies, but this one really surprised us with its cuteness. The Grimpoteuthis octopus, which was recently ...

WATCH: Deep-Sea Mystery Solved With Help Of Chance Encounters

natureheader | Daniel Cressey | Posted 08.29.2013 | Science

A few chance encounters hundreds of metres underwater seem to have solved the long-standing mystery of what one squid species does with its unusual te...

Protecting Earth's Final Frontier -- The Deep Sea

Richard Steiner | Posted 05.31.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard Steiner

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTo unleash the same destructive, uncontrolled corporate determinism into the deep sea that has destroyed much of the land surface of our planet would be an historic mistake.

WATCH: What You Don't Know About Life At The Bottom Of The Ocean

David Gallo | Posted 05.31.2013 | TED Weekends
David Gallo

2013-05-31-gallopullTo date we've explored less than 5 percent of the world beneath the waves. So what's in the other 95 percent? Is it possible that by some chance we've already found all of the exciting stuff, or is the ocean full of surprises?

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

| Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

By Traci Watson In the middle of the South Atlantic, there's a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even much plan...

PHOTOS: Huge Deep-Sea Creature Washes Ashore

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.07.2013 | Science

When it comes to unsolved mysteries and a vague fear of the unknown, few things rival the deep ocean. Last Friday, the realm of giant squids and u...

LOOK: 31 Mind-Blowing Deep Sea Creatures

Melissa Cronin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science

When most people think of sea animals, they picture playful dolphins, formidable sharks, or hulking blue whales. But some creatures living in the bott...

Scientists Discover Vampire Squid's Gross Secret

Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/25/2012 07:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Despite their name, vampire squid are not deep-s...

Vampire Squid Threatened By Human Activity (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The vampire squid is one of many unheard of creatures living in the deep sea. The species, which is technically not a squid, but a cephalopod, had bee...