6 Surreal Views of New and Rare Deep Sea Creatures

6 Surreal Views of New and Rare Deep Sea Creatures

New sea creatures just dropped. In early June, a team of marine scientists with the Schmidt Ocean Institute boarded a research vessel called R/V Falkor and sailed out to the remote Phoenix Islands Archipelago in the west-central Pacific Ocean. For 34 days, they mapped out over 11,500 square miles (30,000 square kilometers) of the ocean floor with high-resolution underwater cameras, and also got video of five additional underwater mountains. The researchers arrived safely back ashore on Thursday, ready to share these discoveries. Here are some highlights.

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