Beasts from the Depths

A new book, "The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss" by Claire Nouvian, a French journalist and film director, reveals haunting images of some of the most bizarre creatures on the globe, ones that live in the deepest parts of the ocean. In many cases the creatures- some of which were photographed as far down as four miles- have never been recorded on film before, and some are still unidentified. The fantastic book contains 220 photographs and scientific information about the living conditions of life miles below the surface.

Speculating in the book, Craig M. Young of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology suggests that the number of different species in the depths of the ocean ,Aeumay exceed that of the Amazon Rain Forest and the Great Barrier Reef combined.,Aeu

Take me to your leader. Glass Squid, Teuthowenia pellucida

Unidentified species, basically looks like a spaceship

A kind of siphonophore, which are related to jellyfish. Marrus orthocanna

Scaly Dragonfish, Stomias boa

Dumbo octopus, Grimpoteuthis

Fanfin seadevil, Caulophryne jordani

Yet-to-be-identified sea monster

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