Creatures in Ocean’s ‘Midnight Zone’ Are Little Nerdy Aliens

Date: December 10, 2020

Source: Nerdist
Author: Matthew Hart

Thanks to sophisticated submarines scouting the ocean’s depths nonstop, bizarre creatures are constantly coming to light. This siphonophore, for example, was so odd scientists described it as having a “UFO-like” feeding posture. Now, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has released a new video of sea creatures from the ocean’s “Midnight Zone.” And while they’re indeed alien-like, many of them are also quite… nerdy?

MBARI, a nonprofit research institution associated with the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, recently posted the above video to its YouTube channel. Previously, MBARI has captured footage of tons of other deep-sea life forms, including whimsical, undulating feather stars, and “bloody-belly” comb jellies.

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