H. atlanticus is commonly referred to as a "seven-armed" octopus. In the last 27 years, there have only been 3 sightings of this mysterious octopus.
NOAA scientists spotted an eerie creature in the depths of the rich waters of American Samoa.
Have you ever dreamed of swimming with the creatures in the deep blue sea? You might want to think again after seeing these alien-looking fish caught by a Russian fisherman from the deep sea.
The Gulf of Mexico houses an unusual underwater lake of extremely dense and salty water that has been dubbed the “Jacuzzi of Despair" because of its ability to kill any sea creature that drifts into its waters. What makes it such an inhospitable environment? Harsh salt deposits that bubble up along with methane.
A graduate student unlocks the mystery of deep sea world creatures, saying that these creatures could have a sixth sense for navigating in the dark.
"Twilight zone" reef fish face numerous threats when diving deep underwater, but those with forked tails may have an advantage: they can swim quietly past predators and evade natural disasters such as cyclones and coral bleaching.
For the first time, three young giant squid were caught off the coast of Japan. This finding sheds light on the early lives of these otherwise elusive sea creatures.
Climate change could warm ocean water temperatures to the point where king crabs could migrate to shallower Antarctica waters, drastically altering marine fauna along the continental shelf and causing widespread reduction in biodiversity.
A pale, bewhiskered, tricksy fish was recently discovered between 3000 and 4000 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
Researchers at University of Hawaii-Manoa and the University of Tokyo have found, to their surprise, that two types of deep-sea sharks have positive buoyancy – they float even when not moving – unlike most other sharks.
A dead giant oarfish was found washed up on a Catalina Island beach last week, providing scientists the rare opportunity to study the rare and mysterious deep-sea creature, officials said Wednesday.
We're not the only creatures on this planet that find the need to craft the occasional antibiotic. Researchers have recently determined that a whole host of deep sea creatures and even some obscure land dwellers boast genes that seem dedicated to fighting off bacteria in the same way a prescription drug would.
Mysterious tar mounds have been found off the coast of Angola, and despite being made from the same substance that covers our roads, these structures harbor a wealth of deep-sea creatures, new research describes.
Tropical coral, the iconic face of coral life everywhere, fuse together with the help of calcareous algae that grow on the crust of the unusual animals' dead branches. However, not every species of coral colonizes in this manner. A new study on cold-water corals has found that even unrelated species can fuse in a unique process that does not require the help of a third party, making for some beautiful combinations of shape and color.