MBARI creates and globally scales the visionary technologies required to explore, map, and understand our changing ocean.
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Transparency keeps glass squids safe in the twilight zone.
When danger approaches, the silky jelly uses speed and clever tricks to make a quick escape.
This predator’s pretty pink color is clever camouflage.
The midwater is a vast expanse of water between the surface and the seafloor.
The common siphonophore is a sit-and-wait predator that casts stinging tentacles to capture krill and other plankton.
The deep-sea squid (Bathyteuthis sp.) is unusual among squids. Instead of laying egg cases on the seafloor or releasing a drifting egg mass, females brood their developing offspring.
This ghostly giant is a rare sight. In thousands of dives, MBARI researchers have only seen the spectacular Stygiomedusa nine times.
Dragonfishes are cunning predators that lie in wait to ambush unsuspecting prey.
The deep-sea crown jelly (Atolla sp.) is one of the most common jellies in the ocean’s midnight zone and has unique adaptations to survive where food is scarce and predators are plentiful.
The balloon worm drifts through the midwater, casting a mucous net to feed on tiny bits of food slowly sinking from above.