New amazing species caught on camera

Our oceans hide so many breathtakingly beautiful species that don’t look like they’re from our planet that I sometimes wonder if the aliens have already arrived and just decided to call the deep sea home. Case in point: Just check out this whole bunch of unknown underwater species that were discovered near Puerto Rico and caught on camera for the first time. They’re amazing!

These from outer space-looking creatures were discovered from the unchartered deep-sea ecosystem and seafloor of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Andrea Quattrini and the team of scientists in the NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer mission. We saw a glimpse of some of them before, here’s a collection of some of the wilder ones.


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Annalee Newitz

Best aliens ever. Would submit to their overlordships again.