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Bowhead whale, surfacing

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Bowhead whale, surfacing

Transparent squid

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As juveniles, transparent squid live in the upper ocean. However, as adults they live in much deeper water. Sperm whales and other marine mammals dive down to feed upon these and other oceanic squid - in fact, deep-living squid are the sperm...

As juveniles

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

As juveniles, transparent squid live in the upper ocean. However, as adults they live in much deeper water.

The giant squid is the world's largest invertebrate

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The giant squid is the world's largest invertebrate. Rarely seen, the largest specimen ever recorded was 18 meters (59 feet) long.

The monkfish is also known as the goosefish

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The monkfish is also known as the goosefish, anglerfish, or allmouth.

Black corals are actually brilliantly coloured

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Black corals are actually brilliantly coloured when alive: only their skeletons are black.

The Ghost Shark isn't actually a shark

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

The Ghost Shark isn't actually a shark, but is closely related. It lives in waters between 200 and 1200 meters in depth.

Desmophyllum dianthus looks like the filamented

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Desmophyllum dianthus looks like the filamented underside of a mushroom. The closest they reach the sea surface is in Fiordland at around 30m but more commonly grow in depths of 200m and down to 1500m. The golden coral is restricted almost...

The spiny seahorse.

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The spiny seahorse.

Some Gorgonian Corals can live at great depths

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Some Gorgonian Corals can live at great depths without sunlight.

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