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Deep Sea (53) More files... by Norbert Wu
The ocean depths are home to a phantasmagoria of bizarre creatures, ranging from the footballfish to the "vampire squid from hell." Living in the dark at crushing depths, the animals below are rarely seen by human beings. California photographer Nobert Wu gives us a glimpse into the otherworldly animals of the deep.
Rov Ventana submersible is lowered by crane from MBARI ship, Point Lobos, Monterey Bay, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135587 Rov Ventana submersible is lowered by crane from MBARI ship, Point Lobos, Monterey Bay, California© Norbert Wu
Deep flight submersible piloted by creator Graeme Hawke, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135586 Deep flight submersible piloted by creator Graeme Hawke, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Perry submersible used to bring tourists to deep sea, 1,000 meters depth, Grand Cayman, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
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00136159 Perry submersible used to bring tourists to deep sea, 1,000 meters depth, Grand Cayman, Caribbean© Norbert Wu
Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing fishing pole with bioluminescent lure used to attract prey  -  Norbert Wu
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00977198 Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing fishing pole with bioluminescent lure used to attract prey© Norbert Wu
Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing fishing pole with bioluminescent lure used to attract prey  -  Norbert Wu
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00977199 Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing fishing pole with bioluminescent lure used to attract prey© Norbert Wu
Triplewart Seadevil (Cryptopsaras couesii) a deep sea anglerfish uses fishing pole with luminous lure attracts prey in the deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135259 Triplewart Seadevil (Cryptopsaras couesii) a deep sea anglerfish uses fishing pole with luminous lure attracts prey in the deep sea© Norbert Wu
Slender Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus affinis) deep sea, San Clemente Basin, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135269 Slender Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus affinis) deep sea, San Clemente Basin, California© Norbert Wu
Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has bony, hard body, unlike most deep sea fish, Eastern Pacific  -  Norbert Wu
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00135263 Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has bony, hard body, unlike most deep sea fish, Eastern Pacific© Norbert Wu
Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has bony, hard body, unlike most deep sea fish, Eastern Pacific  -  Norbert Wu
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00135270 Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has bony, hard body, unlike most deep sea fish, Eastern Pacific© Norbert Wu
Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) adult portrait underwater showing open mouth and sharp teeth, Eastern Pacific  -  Norbert Wu
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00135262 Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) adult portrait underwater showing open mouth and sharp teeth, Eastern Pacific© Norbert Wu
Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has bony, hard body, unlike most deep sea fish, San Diego, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135264 Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has bony, hard body, unlike most deep sea fish, San Diego, California© Norbert Wu
California Bigeye Octopus (Octopus californicus) swimming, southern California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135171 California Bigeye Octopus (Octopus californicus) swimming, southern California© Norbert Wu
California Bigeye Octopus (Octopus californicus) deep sea species swimming underwater, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00136047 California Bigeye Octopus (Octopus californicus) deep sea species swimming underwater, California© Norbert Wu
California Bigeye Octopus (Octopus californicus) deep sea species swimming, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135361 California Bigeye Octopus (Octopus californicus) deep sea species swimming, California© Norbert Wu
Pacific Cutlassfish (Trichiurus nitens), Baja California, Mexico  -  Norbert Wu
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00135221 Pacific Cutlassfish (Trichiurus nitens), Baja California, Mexico© Norbert Wu
Oarfish (Regalecus glesne) reach eight meters in length, Eastern Pacific  -  Norbert Wu
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00135235 Oarfish (Regalecus glesne) reach eight meters in length, Eastern Pacific© Norbert Wu
Scalloped Ribbonfish (Zu cristatus) grows to five feet long, Virgin Islands Deep Sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135223 Scalloped Ribbonfish (Zu cristatus) grows to five feet long, Virgin Islands Deep Sea© Norbert Wu
Black Sea Dragon (Idiacanthus antrostomus) cleared and stained to show bone in red and cartilage in blue, deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135250 Black Sea Dragon (Idiacanthus antrostomus) cleared and stained to show bone in red and cartilage in blue, deep sea© Norbert Wu
Black Sea Dragon (Idiacanthus antrostomus) fishing lure in front of mouth attracts prey, deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135233 Black Sea Dragon (Idiacanthus antrostomus) fishing lure in front of mouth attracts prey, deep sea© Norbert Wu
Black Sea Dragon (Idiacanthus antrostomus) fishing lure in front of mountain, attracts prey, deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135232 Black Sea Dragon (Idiacanthus antrostomus) fishing lure in front of mountain, attracts prey, deep sea© Norbert Wu
Cosmopolitan Whipnose (Gigantactis vanhoeffeni) a deep sea anglerfish with long fishing pole using bioluminescent lure attracts prey  -  Norbert Wu
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00135260 Cosmopolitan Whipnose (Gigantactis vanhoeffeni) a deep sea anglerfish with long fishing pole using bioluminescent lure attracts prey© Norbert Wu
Viperfish (Chauliodus sp) attacking Lanternfish which has light organs on tail to confuse predators, deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135239 Viperfish (Chauliodus sp) attacking Lanternfish which has light organs on tail to confuse predators, deep sea© Norbert Wu
Viperfish (Chauliodus sp) attacking Mysids, luring prey with photophores, deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135238 Viperfish (Chauliodus sp) attacking Mysids, luring prey with photophores, deep sea© Norbert Wu
Viperfish (Chauliodus sp) chasing Hatchetfish (Sternoptyx sp) deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135236 Viperfish (Chauliodus sp) chasing Hatchetfish (Sternoptyx sp) deep sea© Norbert Wu
Big-mouth Gulper (Eurypharynx pelecanoides) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, San Diego, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135245 Big-mouth Gulper (Eurypharynx pelecanoides) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, San Diego, California© Norbert Wu
Lavenberg's Gulper-eel (Saccopharynx lavenbergi) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, deep sea, Guadalupe Island  -  Norbert Wu
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00135241 Lavenberg's Gulper-eel (Saccopharynx lavenbergi) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, deep sea, Guadalupe Island© Norbert Wu
Lavenberg's Gulper-eel (Saccopharynx lavenbergi) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, deep sea, Guadalupe Island  -  Norbert Wu
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00135243 Lavenberg's Gulper-eel (Saccopharynx lavenbergi) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, deep sea, Guadalupe Island© Norbert Wu
Lavenberg's Gulper-eel (Saccopharynx lavenbergi) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, deep sea, Guadalupe Island  -  Norbert Wu
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00135240 Lavenberg's Gulper-eel (Saccopharynx lavenbergi) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, deep sea, Guadalupe Island© Norbert Wu
Lavenberg's Gulper-eel (Saccopharynx lavenbergi) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, deep sea, Guadalupe Island  -  Norbert Wu
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00135242 Lavenberg's Gulper-eel (Saccopharynx lavenbergi) deep sea species with hinged mouth swings wide open to accommodate large prey, deep sea, Guadalupe Island© Norbert Wu
Black Swallower (Chiasmodon niger) expandable stomach can accommodate very large prey, deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135244 Black Swallower (Chiasmodon niger) expandable stomach can accommodate very large prey, deep sea© Norbert Wu
Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing bioluminescent fishing pole attracts deep sea prey, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00977201 Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species showing bioluminescent fishing pole attracts deep sea prey, California© Norbert Wu
Devil Angler (Linophryne indica) fish, deep sea species showing large female with dwarf male attached  -  Norbert Wu
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00977200 Devil Angler (Linophryne indica) fish, deep sea species showing large female with dwarf male attached© Norbert Wu
Murray's Abyssal Anglerfish (Melanocetus murrayi) juvenile, note the light organ used to attract prey in the deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135255 Murray's Abyssal Anglerfish (Melanocetus murrayi) juvenile, note the light organ used to attract prey in the deep sea© Norbert Wu
Netdevil (Borophryne apogon) deep sea species female with attached male Dwarf parasitic males permanently attach to females which solves problem of males and females finding one another in the deep se...  -  Norbert Wu
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00135258 Netdevil (Borophryne apogon) deep sea species female with attached male Dwarf parasitic males permanently attach to females which solves problem of males and females finding one another in the deep se...© Norbert Wu
Flying Fish (Exocoetidae) small with one set of wings  -  Norbert Wu
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00135222 Flying Fish (Exocoetidae) small with one set of wings© Norbert Wu
Netdevil (Borophryne apogon) deep sea species showing fishing pole with bioluminescent lure to attract deep sea prey, dwarf male is parasitic on larger females, Gulf of California, Mexico  -  Norbert Wu
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00977202 Netdevil (Borophryne apogon) deep sea species showing fishing pole with bioluminescent lure to attract deep sea prey, dwarf male is parasitic on larger females, Gulf of California, Mexico© Norbert Wu
Devil Angler (Linophryne sp) deep sea species larvae with large yolky egg which is a deep sea reproductive strategy, Celebes Sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135261 Devil Angler (Linophryne sp) deep sea species larvae with large yolky egg which is a deep sea reproductive strategy, Celebes Sea© Norbert Wu
Slender Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus affinis) eyes look up, light plates on body counter illuminate creating no shadow, deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135247 Slender Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus affinis) eyes look up, light plates on body counter illuminate creating no shadow, deep sea© Norbert Wu
Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani) light organs in mouth and all along body, southeastern Pacific, deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135237 Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani) light organs in mouth and all along body, southeastern Pacific, deep sea© Norbert Wu
European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) live very deep in the Sargasso Sea and return to rivers as adults  -  Norbert Wu
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00135230 European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) live very deep in the Sargasso Sea and return to rivers as adults© Norbert Wu
Mushroom Soft Coral (Anthomastus ritteri) deep sea species is white due to lack of any symbiotic algae (Zooxanthellae) in body, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135275 Mushroom Soft Coral (Anthomastus ritteri) deep sea species is white due to lack of any symbiotic algae (Zooxanthellae) in body, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Tunicate (Megalodicopia hians) predatory deep sea species, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135278 Tunicate (Megalodicopia hians) predatory deep sea species, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Krill (Stylocheiron maximum) shown along side larger Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) deep sea, Eastern Pacific  -  Norbert Wu
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00135234 Krill (Stylocheiron maximum) shown along side larger Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) deep sea, Eastern Pacific© Norbert Wu
Mushroom Soft Coral (Anthomastus ritteri) deep sea species is white due to lack of any symbiotic algae (Zooxanthellae) in body, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135276 Mushroom Soft Coral (Anthomastus ritteri) deep sea species is white due to lack of any symbiotic algae (Zooxanthellae) in body, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Pencil Urchin (Ctenocidaris perrieri) and Brittle Star (Ophionotus victoriae) similar to deep sea species, New Harbor, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
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00135072 Pencil Urchin (Ctenocidaris perrieri) and Brittle Star (Ophionotus victoriae) similar to deep sea species, New Harbor, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei) deep sea fish, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135273 Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei) deep sea fish, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei) deep sea fish, Monterey, California  -  Norbert Wu
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00135274 Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei) deep sea fish, Monterey, California© Norbert Wu
Australian Ghost Shark (Callorhinchus milii) trunk-like snout detects prey in sea bottom, primitive fish relative to sharks, lives in the deep sea, New Zealand  -  Norbert Wu
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00135357 Australian Ghost Shark (Callorhinchus milii) trunk-like snout detects prey in sea bottom, primitive fish relative to sharks, lives in the deep sea, New Zealand© Norbert Wu
Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) cleared and stained to show bones (Red) and cartilage (Blue) deep sea  -  Norbert Wu
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00135252 Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) cleared and stained to show bones (Red) and cartilage (Blue) deep sea© Norbert Wu
Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species cleared and stained for show, bone (Red) and cartilage (Blue)  -  Norbert Wu
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00135248 Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) deep sea species cleared and stained for show, bone (Red) and cartilage (Blue)© Norbert Wu
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