Rarely-seen sea creatures found in the Gulf of Mexico

Lurking in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico are creatures rarely seen.

However, thanks to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric expedition, we’re getting a better look under the ocean’s surface.

The Okeanos Explorer is using remotely operated vehicles to explore diverse deep water habitats.

They’ve captured footage of some wondrous sea creatures, such as  the long-nosed chimaera fish, shortfin squid, a cusk eel, dumbo octopus, and the “Headless Chicken Monster” or sea cucumber.

The Okeanos team will continue their mission until late 2018.

It’ll also include demonstrations of emerging technologies for ocean science.

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