Deep water explorations in Pacific Ocean unveil unusual sea creatures
June 25, 2015 Just when you think you’ve seen it all, science unveils something new and never before seen. The deep water explorations which took place early this month near the Galapagos Islands have revealed some newly discovered underwater species, according to a video posted to social media.
Scientists studying biological, geological and archaeological sites along the Galapagos hydrothermal vents were able to capture the moment the unusual sea creatures swam by a submarine positioned in the Pacific Ocean. A second video showed explorations taking place near the Gulf of Mexico on May 28, where more creatures, like rare jellyfish species, were spotted.
These scientists say that a variety of seafloor habitats from the ocean’s upper slopes and lower slopes, including coral habitats, hydrocarbon seeps and mud volcanoes, were analyzed. Next to be explored will be the Californian coast and British Columbia.