Sea Creatures from the Deep: A Video by National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life

The Census of Marine Life - a ten-year effort by scientists from around the world to answer the age-old question, “What lives in the sea?” It was an international effort to asses the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in our ocean, and the project offically concluded in October 2010.  

In this video co-produced by the Census of Marine Life and National Geographic, dive down to the depths of the ocean and observe some of the fascinating creatures that scientists documented during the Census.  Watch the piglet squid, snake pipefish, sea angel, and football octopod swim by your screen in this video.  

Explore the depths of the ocean on the Alvin, see a bigfin squid and learn more about deep ocean exploration in the Ocean Portal's Deep Ocean Exploration section.

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Submitted by s (not verified) on

so cool sharing with all my friends! Most of those things I didn't know existed.

Submitted by Frank Senatro (not verified) on

Very interesting; So it is true then, that the deeper you go down into the oceans, the stranger the creatures get. The blobfish looks like a cartoon character.

Submitted by Samara Dewert (not verified) on

That's so cool! So there is:
Piglet squid, Helmet jelly, Sea angel, Football octopod, Jewel squid, Northern comb jelly, Salp, Atolla, Amphipod, Swallower, Loose jaw, and Snake pipefish.
You demonstrated it in a neat, cool, creative way! Keep on staying KOOL!

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Submitted by kavin (not verified) on

This is very much interesting. Thanks for sharing this useful information.

Submitted by sriram (not verified) on

the piglet squid was awesome! its snout looked like a mere piglet's snout. then, the helmet jelly is marvelous! i liked its filament like hairy structures. sea angel is pretty good! generally, i like gastropods. then, the "octopus". it has eight legs, and it comes under the division cephalopoda means, legs started from the head. Generally, all the buddies are mind blowing!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Chciałbym obejrzeć więcej na temat tych stworzeń z głębin ? Czy ma ktoś moze jakis link do filmow dokumentalnych o tych typu stworzeniach. Z góry dziękuję

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

the fishes were amazing but they are little ugly too.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

it scared me

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Very cool look at these amazing creatures