Rare deep-sea fish pictured Many deep sea fish display a show of spectacular colors, known as bioluminescence. Light is created when the ( protien or bacteria can't remember which pretty sure protien) Lucifern is broken Down.
Dumbo Octopuses are named because of their ear-like fins coming out of their heads. They live in the extreme depths of the water, some living 7000 meters below sea level. Unlike other octopuses, they swallow their food whole! SO CUTE!
A Marrus orthocanna, a deep-sea siphonophore related to the jellyfish. From “The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss” by Claire Nouvian/Kevin Raskoff The New York Times > Science > Slide Show > Seadevils and Species Unknown
freespiritmuse: “ Mesmerizing Chandelier Mimicks Deep Sea Bioluminescence The bioluminescence of deep sea organisms is a magical thing to behold. Czech designer Kateřina Smolíková captures this wonder.
Larval Leaf Scorpionfish (photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures). Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii.
A deep-sea chimaera—a cartilaginous fish related to sharks—seen by the Little Hercules in the Sulawesi Sea. Its snout is covered with tiny pores capable of detecting perturbations in electrical fields generated by living organisms. Image courtesy of NOAA
Last week, the IUCN 2009 Seamount expedition ended, with scientists sampling two final seamounts in the Indian Ocean. Caught at was this deep-sea anglerfish, also known as a seatoad. Sarah Gotheil From BBC news