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Veils From the Crypt


Video: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Cryptic monsters... undercover horrors... sleeper creepers...

March of the Firesocks


Firesocks! Sea Pickles! More to the point, Pyrosomes! And a LOT of them. Video: EVNautilus From fang-tastic teeth to a frankly inappropriate ability to swim, there are many ways of doing the deep sea right.

Divided Flatworm


Image: Zack Pseudoceros dimidiatusIs the Divided Flatworm really divided? It's certainly indecisive...

Bubble Gum Oasis


It's a Bubble Gum Coral! Isn't it beautiful? Sort of? Underneath it all, maybe? Video: oceanexplorergov It's a real oasis, a splash of colour in the darkness of the deep sea, a point of knobbly interest in a desert of rock and mud.

Sandgroper


Think grasshopper. Grass. Hopper. Surely, anything called a Sandgroper is the complete opposite of anything that hops about in the grass?

Iguana


Image: Artur Pedziwilk Iguana iguanaThere are Marine Iguanas, Desert Iguanas, Land Iguanas and Rock Iguanas, but if anything can be called, quite simply, The Iguana, then this is it.

Twospot Turkeyfish


Image: Maupin Delphine Dendrochirus biocellatusIt's a fish! It has two spots! And... turkey. Turkey is involved.

Horror At Arms


Uh oh. Do you have a couch handy to hide behind? A teddy bear to cuddle? One of those Men In Black flashy things that make you forget everything you've just seen?

Tube-building Amphipod


Hmmmm... Looks like someone's got a leaky head. There're nightmares all over the place. Video: Underwater Video JP Look!

Horror At Arms


Uh oh. Do you have a couch handy to hide behind? A teddy bear to cuddle? One of those Men In Black flashy things that make you forget everything you've just seen?

I Wrote A Science Fiction Novel!


Can you believe that? I can't. And I watched myself write it. It's called A Twinkle on Mars and it's about the first manned mission to Mars and how it all goes wrong.

Twospot Turkeyfish


Image: Maupin Delphine Dendrochirus biocellatusIt's a fish! It has two spots! And... turkey. Turkey is involved.

Snot Living


Look at that beautiful house! If you find yourself saying, "'s'not a house," then you're close. It's a snot house.

Eyelashes Onna Stick


Image: NOAA Photo Library Actinoscyphia sp.The Venus Flytrap Anemone is 100% pure eyelashes! With, er, stinging cells and a carnivorous appetite attached.

Lamb's Ear


Image: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT Stachys byzantinaDid you ever hear of the mythical sheep-eating plant? Well, it turns out there's one plant that's only in it for the ears...

Fire Urchin


Image: Candace Pratt Asthenosoma variumThe sea! The sea! The sea is on fire! We don't need no water 'cos it evidently doesn't have the normally expected effect!

Eyelashes Onna Stick


Image: NOAA Photo Library Actinoscyphia sp.The Venus Flytrap Anemone is 100% pure eyelashes! With, er, stinging cells and a carnivorous appetite attached.

Mole Cricket


Image: Mark YokoyamaYou know how you shouldn't make a mountain out of a molehill? Well, this might be your best opportunity to make a bonsai mountain that's even smaller than the average molehill!

Tangled Tubeworm


Image: John Turnbull Filograna implexaWorms. Lots and lots of worms. Uncountable hundreds and thousands of worms all hanging out together in a home of their own making.

Chiroteuthis


Image: NOAAChiroteuthis is MOSTLY tentacles. Glad to see they've got their priorities in order! Chiroteuthis is a genus containing 8 species of deep sea squid.


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