Deep Sea

The deep sea or deep layer is the lowest layer in the ocean, existing below the thermocline and above the seabed, at a depth of 1,000 fathoms or more. Little or no light penetrates this part of the ocean, and most of the organisms that live there rely for subsistence on falling organic matter produced in the photic zone. For this reason, scientists once assumed that life would be sparse in the deep ocean, but virtually every probe has revealed that, on the contrary, life is abundant in the deep ocean. In 1960, the bathyscaphe Trieste descended to the bottom of the Mariana Trench near Guam, at 10,911 m, the deepest known spot in any ocean. If Mount Everest were submerged there, its peak would be more than 2 km beneath the surface. After the Trieste was retired, the Japanese remote-operated vehicle Kaikō was the only vessel capable of reaching this depth until it was lost at sea in 2003.

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Mysterious 'nightmare' shark with unnerving human-like smile dragged up from the deep sea

Ocean scientists measure sediment plume stirred up by deep-sea-mining vehicle

Massive New Deep-Sea Isopod Discovered in the Gulf of Mexico – 2,500% Larger Than Common Woodlice

Deep-Sea Sponges Can 'Sneeze' Out Mucus, and The Footage Is Weirdly Mesmerizing

New giant deep-sea isopod discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Creepy deep-sea 'vanilla Vader' woodlouse is 25 times bigger than a land louse

New Giant Deep-Sea Isopod Discovered in The Gulf of Mexico

Scientists Discover New Species of Deep-Sea Isopod

This Shaggy Deep-Sea Creature Looks Like an Undulating Wad of Orange Spaghetti

Weird deep-sea worm looks like a luminous lump of spaghetti

'Gummy squirrel' found in deep-sea abyss looks like a stretchy half-peeled banana

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why Deep-Sea Corals Glow in The Dark

Marine Researchers Discover Deep-Sea Complex of Brine Pools in Red Sea

Rare deep-sea brine pools discovered in Red Sea

One deep sea mine could send noise 500km across the ocean – report Many deep-sea species – about which very little is known – are believed to use sound to navigate and communicate, as scientists call for limits on mining

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Rare Deep-Sea Video Shows a Squid Mom Carrying Its Eggs For Safety

Deep-sea squid mom carries dazzling pearl-like string of eggs

New research finds deep-sea mining noise pollution will stretch hundreds of miles

Deep-Sea Pipelines Harbor Biodiversity, but Also Collect Plastic