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Deep-sea explorers discovered creatures eating dead whales

Following is a transcript of the video. "Wow, octopus." "This is a whale fall!" "Oh, whale fall!" "Here we go, baby!" "Yes!" Narrator: This is a dead whale, which scientists recently discovered at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean covered in all kinds of creatures from bone-eating worms to deep-sea octopuses. "Oh my God, there are so many." "I count …

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"Bomb carbon" from nuclear tests of the Cold War found in deep-sea trenches

A new study has revealed that the nuclear tests conducted during the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s left a very disturbing legacy on our planet – they infiltrated the bodies of crustaceans into deep-sea trenches. published in Geophysical Research Letters, notes that in amphipods, creatures that feed on marine surface organisms when they fall on the seabed have …

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Some deep-sea fish can see colors in the dark

The bottom of the ocean is dark. Very dark. So dark that some marine species have developed ways of life that do not depend on the light. There are microorganisms that live on ocean floor heat sources, living things that produce their own light in a phenomenon known as bioluminescence – and now, research has found that fish can see …

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Some deep-sea fish can see color in almost complete darkness

Figure of the silver fin ( Diretmus argenteus ) – the vertebrate with the highest number of opsin genes. Image: Alexandra Viertler, University of Basel A newly discovered visual system in deep-sea fish could enable them to differentiate predators from prey animals in low light conditions on the ocean floor, new research suggests. A team led by Walter Salzburger and …

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Bizarre deep-sea fish that live in the Gulf of California and are virtually deoxygenated confuse biologists

Among the species of fish discovered in the depths of the Gulf of California were dogfish and farm-eared eels. (2015 Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) Deep in the dark depths of the Gulf of California – where "virtually no oxygen" is present, live schools of fish live and thrive in an environment that would otherwise be fatal to marine biologists …

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These deep-sea microbes eat greenhouse gases

They may devour oil spills, too. Hope you're hungry little guys, we have a lot to feed you. What an amazing planet we live on. It's funny, being human we tend to think we are child of know everything; or everything about our planet, at least. I'm musing on this because of a recent discovery by scientists at The University …

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Deep-sea coral reef off the US coast discovers archive

(CNN) – If you think Charleston, South Carolina, has a lot of history in its pre-colonial area, then look at what's hiding 160 miles off the coast of the city for thousands of years: a huge deep-sea Coral reef system. The chief scientist who contributed to the discovery called it unbelievable. How the Hidden Reef came to the fore Little …

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