A Wealth of Strange Sea Creatures

05/14/2015

Laetmaster spectabilis, last seen by humans 130 years ago. (Image: Courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs.)

Last month, a ship called the Okeanos Explorer traveled to the waters just off the coast of Puerto Rico and Virgin Island, and sent its remote-operating vehicles down into the crevasses of the Caribbean Basin. […] And in that deep, dark crevass, the team found a wealth of strange sea creatures. “A lot of the animals we saw were really unfamiliar to experts back on shore,” Andrea Quattrini, a science co-lead on the project, told Quartz.

Source: Found: Mysterious and Unnamed Sea Creatures | Atlas Obscura