World’s Strangest

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Deep-Sea Anglerfish Filmed For the First Time in Its Native Habitat

Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has filmed for the first time a deep-sea anglerfish in its native habitat off the ocast of California, at depths of 7,800 to 10,800 feet below the ocean’s [...]

Bone-eating Zombie Worms

In 2002, scientists from the the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered deep-sea worms that feasted on, and helped dispose of, skeletons of whales and other large sea animals. The worms belong to the Osedax family and extracted nutrients from bones without any means of drilling into them. Scientists were perplexed when they only discovered [...]

Bloodybelly Comb Jelly

A creature with a musical name presents a spectacular light show to the cameras of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s remotely operated vehicle. This ctenophore seems to be exhibiting bioluminescence, but what the “lights” actually represent is reflection or refraction of the photoflood lights from rhythmically beating cilia. The deep red color is a [...]