Eel Grass
Phyllospadix sp.

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Live sea grasses do not live in the deep sea because there is no sunlight and they cannot photosynthesize at these depths. Lots of things are carried to the deep sea by currents and sediment flows. These long pieces of dead eel grass are common and will eventually be broken down by bacteria or eaten by other deep-sea organisms.



What this eel grass would look like as viewed by the Eye-in-the-Sea camera: