Blackwater Drifting

Some of the most otherworldly animals—like those straight from a science fiction story—can be seen in the open ocean at night. By drifting in the blackwater in a scuba suit just under the surface, some 60 to 70 feet below, divers can film some of these bizarre animals. In this video, see a pyrosome, a free-floating colonial tunicate, comb jellies (aka ctenophores) with their sticky tentacles, jellyfish, and siphonophores. Many of these animals are mysterious, with very little known about their biology as they drift through the dark water.

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