Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Kyra Schlining sent another update from the Western Flyer deep sea submersible vehicle: Aliens in the deep?? You don’t have to travel to outer space to find creatures beyond your wildest imagination. Here is a small sampling of some of the weird and wonderful animals we saw on our dive down to ~2600 m today. #LogFromTheSea Upper left: Unusual 6-tentacle narcomedusa probably Aegina sp.; Upper right: Amphipod Cystisoma magna.; Lower left: “O-ring jelly" Solmaris sp.; Lower right: Deep-sea “spider” Munnopsis sp.

Kyra Schlining sent another update from the Western Flyer deep sea submersible vehicle:

Aliens in the deep?? You don’t have to travel to outer space to find creatures beyond your wildest imagination. Here is a small sampling of some of the weird and wonderful animals we saw on our dive down to ~2600 m today. #LogFromTheSea

Upper left: Unusual 6-tentacle narcomedusa probably Aegina sp.; Upper right: Amphipod Cystisoma magna.; Lower left: “O-ring jelly" Solmaris sp.; Lower right: Deep-sea “spider” Munnopsis sp.

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