For today’s last installment of my series Halloween in the Deep, I bring you Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s annual spooky deep-sea video.
In this clip were many creatures I’ve written about previously, including a sea spider with a striking resemblance to the much more unusual long-legged isopod we saw two days ago, a blood belly comb jelly (learn more in a post I wrote here), a skeleton shrimp (my post about these fascinating and pugnacious creatures here -- definitely check it out if you've never heard of them), hagfish (here), and of course, the vampire squid (earlier this week here and three years ago here). Also, I'm pretty sure I have something resembling that bacterial ooze growing in several undisclosed locations in my refrigerator. Halloween is but a day, but ooze is forever.
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