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Weird Deep-Sea Creatures

Abundant new and rare marine species have been discovered on a deep-sea mountain range in the middle of the North Atlantic, scientists say.

Exotic worms, colorful corals, unusual sea cucumbers, and a plethora of weird fish are among the creatures that scientists spotted on a recent expedition to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an underwater range that divides the North Atlantic.

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With a fearsome grin fit for a movie monster, this viperfish is a real-life predator that lurks in one of the world's most remote locations.
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Despite its delicate, decorated appearance, this jewel squid was found 1,650 feet beneath the surface of the North Atlantic.
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An ironic strategy for survival, a tiny shrimplike creature called an amphipod shows everything it has, inside and out, in an attempt to disappear.
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Deep sea animals, such as the baby isopod Ceratoserolis above, have been discovered during expeditions off Antarctica.
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This glass sponge was one of 76 sponge species found in the seas off Antarctica. 17 species of had never been found before
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This unusually shaped organism, a male Munna, was snagged during a deep-sea expedition in the waters around Antarctic.
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The Antarctic Benthic Deep-Sea Biodiversity Project, found more than 700 new species during expeditions in 2002 and 2005.
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The blind, white, crablike creature dubbed the "yeti crab" was just one of many new sea creatures discovered this year.
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The deepest survey took place more than three miles down in the North Atlantic. They found microscopic animals called zooplankton.
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Isopod crustaceans are rare species. Researchers are trying to sort out which is which can be like finding needles in a haystack.
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The scientists were documenting life on undersea mountains off northeast Australia when they found this specimen
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This heart-shaped jellyfish called a comb jelly was among thousands of tiny creatures captured in an expedition in April.
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This tiny, iridescent marine animal, called a zooplankton, is one of a dozen new species identified by scientists during the expedition.
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This tiny sea snail, or pteropod that resembles a Roman soldier's helmet. It was brought up from the deep near the Bermuda Triangle.
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The Atlanta peroni may be a bellwether of global warming among other things and is known to elevate the acidity of deep oceans.
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This baby octopus was probably using its large black eyes to search for a meal when it was snared by scientists last month.
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