MBARI creates and globally scales the visionary technologies required to explore, map, and understand our changing ocean.
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Discover deep-sea critters of all types.
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The pigbutt worm is an unusual little worm discovered by MBARI researchers.
Sprawling tentacles help a wooly siphonophore snag a meal of jellies and other gelatinous animals.
The bloody-belly comb jelly’s deep red color disguises it in the ocean’s midnight zone.
The harp sponge may sound angelic, but it is a carnivorous deep-sea predator.
The angler siphonophore fishes for its meals.
The big red jelly lurks in the ocean’s mysterious midwaters.
The midnight zone is a world of total darkness where predators lurk in the shadows ready to pounce on prey. The small bomber worm (Swima spp.) swims in the waters a few meters above the seafloor. A wriggling worm is exposed out in the open, but it has a secret weapon to avoid becoming a meal for a hungry predator.