Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

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Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing
There’s an otherworldly, alien world down in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

JEREMY BURKE on BUSINESS INSIDER MALAYSIA | 5 March 2018

“There’s a spectacular, uncharted alien world right off the Gulf Coast, and a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) expedition sought to uncover its secrets.

This past December, a NOAA team, aboard the Okeanos Explorer, conducted the first of three month-long studies of the deepest parts of the Gulf of Mexico, with the dual aim of exploring the diversity of deep-water habitats and mapping the seafloor.

Using a mix of remote-operated submersibles (ROVs), and shore-based instruments, the team brought back stunning images of previously unexplored areas.

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