Image of a Manatee

Manatee

Image of a Bottlenose Dolphin Dive

Bottlenose Dolphin Dive

Image of a Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

Image of a Beluga Whale

Beluga Whale

Image of a Sea Lion

Sea Lion

Image of a Velvet Crab

Velvet Crab

Image of a Staghorn Coral

Staghorn Coral

Image of a Killer Whale

Killer Whale

Image of a Barramundi

Barramundi

Image of a Great Barracuda

Great Barracuda

Image of a Spotted Bass

Spotted Bass

Image of a Striped Bass

Striped Bass

Image of a Black Drum

Black Drum

Image of a Blue Fish

Blue Fish

Image of a Spiny dogfish

Spiny dogfish

Image of a Dentex

Dentex

Image of a Mahi-mahi

Mahi-mahi

Image of a Flounder

Flounder

Image of a Bull Shark

Bull Shark

Image of a Great White Shark

Great White Shark

Image of a Blue Shark

Blue Shark

Image of a Gummy Shark

Gummy Shark

Image of a Mako Shark

Mako Shark

Image of a Sunfish

Sunfish

Image of a Human

Human

Image of a Atlantic Mackerel

Atlantic Mackerel

Image of a Queen Snapper

Queen Snapper

Image of a Pelagic Stingray

Pelagic Stingray

Image of a Deepest dive of a Narwhal

Deepest dive of a Narwhal

Image of a Frilled Shark

Frilled Shark

Image of a Viperfish

Viperfish

Image of a Anglerfish

Anglerfish

Image of a Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Image of a Olive Ridly Sea Turtle

Olive Ridly Sea Turtle

Image of a Sea Pen

Sea Pen

Image of a Dragonfish

Dragonfish

Image of a Orange Roughy

Orange Roughy

Image of a Wolf Eel

Wolf Eel

Image of a Swordfish

Swordfish

Image of a Chain Catshark

Chain Catshark

Image of a Atlantic Cod

Atlantic Cod

Image of a Pacific Cod

Pacific Cod

Image of a European pilchard

European pilchard

Image of a Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic Salmon

Image of a Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon

Image of a Blue Tang

Blue Tang

Image of a Clown Fish

Clown Fish

Image of a Haddock

Haddock

Image of a Vampire Squid

Vampire Squid

Image of a Japanese Spider Crab

Japanese Spider Crab

Image of a Firefly Squid

Firefly Squid

Image of a Sperm Whale Dive

Sperm Whale Dive

Image of a Yeti Crab

Yeti Crab

Image of a Big Red Jellyfish

Big Red Jellyfish

Image of a Jewel Squid

Jewel Squid

Image of a Cockatoo Squid

Cockatoo Squid

Image of a Phronima

Phronima

Image of a Bubblegum Coral

Bubblegum Coral

Image of a Giant Isopod

Giant Isopod

Image of a Coelacanth

Coelacanth

Image of a Colossal Squid

Colossal Squid

Image of a Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark

Image of a Chimaeras

Chimaeras

Image of a Black Swallower

Black Swallower

Image of a Monkfish

Monkfish

Image of a Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus

Image of a Sixgill Shark

Sixgill Shark

Image of a Emperor Penguin Dive

Emperor Penguin Dive

Image of a Elephant Seal Dive

Elephant Seal Dive

Image of a Baird's Beaked Whale

Baird’s Beaked Whale

Image of a Leptoseris

Leptoseris

Image of a Gigantactis

Gigantactis

Image of a Bigeye Tuna

Bigeye Tuna

Image of a Bamboo Coral

Bamboo Coral

Image of a Nautilus

Nautilus

Image of a Hatchetfish

Hatchetfish

Image of a Giant Oarfish

Giant Oarfish

Image of a Giant Tube Worm

Giant Tube Worm

Image of a Telescope Octopus

Telescope Octopus

Image of a Barreleye Fish

Barreleye Fish

Image of a Squidworm

Squidworm

Image of a Sea Angel

Sea Angel

Image of a Marrus orthocanna

Marrus orthocanna

Image of a Scaly-foot Snail

Scaly-foot Snail

Image of a Vigtorniella Worm

Vigtorniella Worm

Image of a Terrible Claw Lobster

Terrible Claw Lobster

Image of a Venus Flytrap Sea Anemone

Venus Flytrap Sea Anemone

Image of a Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon

Image of a Headless Chicken Fish

Headless Chicken Fish

Image of a Greenland Halibut

Greenland Halibut

Image of a King Crab

King Crab

Image of a Greenland Shark

Greenland Shark

Image of a Blobfish

Blobfish

Image of a Zombie Worm

Zombie Worm

Image of a Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Image of a Kelp

Kelp

Image of a Thick-Billed Murre Dive

Thick-Billed Murre Dive

Image of a Barnacle

Barnacle


At 332 meters, this is the deepest any human has ever scuba dived. Set by Ahmed Gabr in 2014.


No sunlight is able to reach this deep.


Many deep-sea creatures cope by creating light themselves – also known as bioluminescence.


Narwhals dive to this depth up to 15 times a day in search for food.


The Japanese Spider Crab is the largest known crab with a maximum leg span of 3.8m.


Coelacanths were thought to be extinct until found alive in 1938.


Leatherback Sea Turtles are the oldest sea turtle species.


Giant Oarfish can grow up to 11m long.


Sixgill Sharks spend the day in deep waters and the night in shallow waters. They can be found all over the world.


Telescope Octopus are almost completely transparent and have unique protruding eyes.


Barreleye Fish have a transparent head that allows their eyes to collect more light.


Black Swallowers can swallow entire fish whole – even those vastly larger than themselves!


Vampire Squids eat marine snow – organic material that falls from shallower waters.


Headless Chicken Fish are sea cucumbers with wing-like fins that allow them to swim.


Colossal Squid are the largest known squid species. They can reach a length of 10 meters and weigh up to 700 kg.


The Orange Roughy can live up to 200 years. Deep sea life often have elongated life spans.


Meals are rare in the deep sea. Deep sea creatures have adapted to this – one Giant Isopod in captivity went five years without eating.


Many deep sea species use the color red as camouflage since it’s the first color to leave the spectrum as you dive deeper.


Goblin Sharks are known as “living fossils” because they’re the only living species of a lineage that has existed for 125 million years.


Is it a squid, or a worm? It’s a worm.


Sea Angels are majestic sea slugs that use wings to propel themselves.


The Scaly-Foot Snail gets its name from the iron plates on its foot and the iron shell it makes out of Iron Sulphide.


Anglerfish have a large bioluminescent lure used to attract prey in the darkness.


Giant Tube Worms get their nutrients from hydrothermal vents.


Hydrothermal vents are formed from seawater passing through extremely hot volcanic rocks. They release heavy metals that are toxic to most animals.


But even in those extreme conditions specialized life finds a way to survive.


Yeti Crabs live on hydrothermal vents.

The Midnight Zone

The Twilight Zone

Image of a Gulper Eel

Gulper Eel

Image of a Amphipoda

Amphipoda

Image of a Patagonian Toothfish

Patagonian Toothfish

Image of a Flabby Whalefish

Flabby Whalefish

Image of a Atolla Jellyfish

Atolla Jellyfish

Image of a Fangtooth

Fangtooth

Image of a Titanic Wreckage

Titanic Wreckage

Image of a Caridea

Caridea

Image of a Cuvier's Beaked Whale Dive

Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Dive

Image of a Lizardfish

Lizardfish

Image of a Harp Sponge

Harp Sponge

Image of a Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus

Image of a Cosmic Jellyfish

Cosmic Jellyfish

Image of a Brittle Star

Brittle Star

Image of a Sea Pig

Sea Pig

Image of a Megamouth Shark

Megamouth Shark

Image of a Stoplight Loosejaw

Stoplight Loosejaw

Image of a Tripod Fish

Tripod Fish

Image of a Faceless Fish

Faceless Fish

Image of a Cookiecutter Shark

Cookiecutter Shark

Image of a Glass Sponge

Glass Sponge

Image of a Abyssal Spiderfish

Abyssal Spiderfish


This is the average depth of the ocean.


But in some places it goes deeper.


Much deeper.


Cuvier’s Beaked Whales are the deepest diving mammals.


On April 14th, 1912 the Titanic sank to its final resting place at a depth of 3,800 meters.


This is the deepest point of the Manila Trench in the South China Sea.


Patagonian Toothfish have antifreeze proteins in its tissues to prevent freezing in sub zero temperatures.


Megamouth sharks are one of the largest growing shark species with some reaching 7 meters long.


The temperature here is near freezing and very few animals can survive the extreme pressure.


This shark takes cookie-shaped chunks out of its prey.

The Abyssal Zone

Image of a Comb Jelly

Comb Jelly

Image of a Hadal Snailfish

Hadal Snailfish

Image of a USS Johnston Shipwreck

USS Johnston Shipwreck

Image of a Grenadier

Grenadier

Image of a Cusk Eel

Cusk Eel

Image of a Chiton

Chiton


You have scrolled the height of Mount Everest.


Comb Jellies have been around for 500 million years. Despite looking like jellyfish, they are not closely related.


This is the lowest point of the Puerto Rico Trench.


This is the deepest point of the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean.


The USS Johnston sank in WWII and is the deepest shipwreck ever found.


More people have been to the Moon than the Hadal Zone.


Most of the Hadal Zone takes place in deep sea trenches.


Deep sea trenches form by a process called “subduction” where the Earth’s tectonic plates meet and push together.


The deep sea can be a lonely place.


Life here is sparse – the extreme conditions make survival difficult.


But still not impossible.


So little is known about life in these deep environments. Almost every expedition uncovers something new.

The Hadal Zone

Image of a Hadal Amphipod

Hadal Amphipod


Many probes and submarines have been lost trying to reach the deepest parts of the ocean.


On January 23rd, 1960, about 9 years before the moon landing, humans went where they never had before.


Two men, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh, onboard the submarine Trieste slowly descended into the Mariana Trench.


Their goal was to reach The Challenger Deep – the deepest point in the ocean.


The submarine used a re-breather system that would later be used in spacecraft. There was barely enough space inside the pressure sphere for both of them.


The immense pressure of the deep sea means any mistake would mean certain death.


During the descent, one of the window panes cracked and shook the entire vessel.


Nevertheless, they continued.


Even at these unfathomable depths, Jacques and Don could still see life out the window. Life can survive unimaginable environments.


After 4 hours and 47 minutes of anxiety and claustrophobia…


They succeeded and became the first humans to reach the deepest point in the ocean.

The Challenger Deep

Submarine Trieste

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