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A deep-sea octopod wraps itself around a submersible’s robotic arm in the Gulf of Mexico. A deep-sea octopod wraps itself around a submersible’s robotic arm in the Gulf of Mexico. CREDIT: 2007 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, All Rights Reserved

Adaptation is the name of the game when you live thousands of feet below the water's surface. See how these deep-sea denizens make the most of their deep, dark home.

The sinister-looking Atlantic wolffish makes its home in the rocky coastal depths up to feet meters) below. Reaching 5 feet meters) long, wolffish have conspicuous dentition suited to a diet of hard-shelled mollusks, crabs, and sea urchins

Closeup of a female anglerfish showing its large teeth and lure

Closeup of a female anglerfish showing its large teeth and lure Creatures of the Deep Sea

Deep Sea Creature Adaptations

Lamellibrachia tube worms - Animals with the longest life spans. They have been known to live 170 years, but many scientists believe there may be some that have lived for more than 250 years.

Deep Sea Exploration For most of human history, this vast watery abode — which covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface — remained unexplored. But in recent decades, technology has begun to give humans a glimpse of the deep sea landscape.

Incredible Technology: How to Explore the Deep Sea

The Deepsea Challenger submersible begins its first test dive off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The sub, carrying James Cameron, descended to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, at a cavernous depth of miles km).

We took the spook-tacular celebration to the depths of the ocean, where some of the craziest—and scariest—looking creatures lurk in the dark

The Scariest Monsters of the Deep Sea

‘Living fossil’ caught in Australia The Frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, was caught near Lakes Entrance in Victoria in water deep. One assumes that it was killed, or they wouldn't be offering it around as a specimen.

Deep sea - Marine Biodiversity Wiki

Marine Biodiversity Wiki - Coastal and Marine Wiki

Fangtooth Depth - 16,000 Feet

Fangtooth - Deep Sea Creatures on Sea and Sky

Giant Squid Depth - 10,000 Feet

Giant Squid - Deep Sea Creatures on Sea and Sky

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition - The Deep Sea - Amazing Facts

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition - The Deep Sea - Amazing Facts

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