1. Fred the Hun says

    WOW! As an ex commercial deep sea diver with a keen layman’s interest in marine biology and ecology, I have to say these pics are truly stunning!. Thank you they have made my day.

    BTW Bucky Fuller would have loved this one, truly amazing!

    The rare Radioloarian Aulosphaera (Phaeodarea), SEM-micrographs. Sample taken in the Southern Atlantic Ocean from a depth of about 5000 metres during a deep-sea expedition with the German RV Meteor

  2. it says

    the photos are excellent.
    but when big oil companies like BP and Shell (bbc wildlife photo competition) align themselves with wildlife photography it ruins it a bit for me.

  3. Azkyroth says

    Fascinating. Is Sauroteuthis syrtensis related to Vampyroteuthis infernalis? I note that they’re the only cephalopods I’ve seen with those locomotoryish wing-fins…

  4. says

    Good photos, but I have no real idea what I’m seeing without some sort of scale here … particularly of the siphonophore. How big are those?

  5. Alex Whiteside says

    I’m pretty sure that second one is a boss from Metroid Prime. The underwater level. Nereis is possibly the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. H.P. Lovecraft clearly wasn’t keen on fish to begin with, I can’t help but wonder what he’d have made of those.