#ImageOfTheDay: June 15, 2021: Squid seen in Gulf of Mexico that left researchers stumped due to its strange posture & damaged appearance. Best guess for an ID is of a species that had not been observed alive before (Discoteuthis discus).
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#ImageOfTheDay: June 11, 2021: @oceanexplorer has been partnering w/ @EVNautilus for over 20 yrs to reduce deep-ocean uncertainties & bring wonder of ocean exploration (like this octopus!) from ship to shore.
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#ImageOfTheDay: June 14, 2021: A tubeworm seen at Von Damm hydrothermal field during Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011. During the expedition, the team discovered the first live hydrothermal tubeworm ever seen in the Atlantic!
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#ImageOfTheDay: June 12, 2021: One of nearly 20 hydrothermal vent chimneys discovered during the Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: Northeast Lau expedition at Niua South volcano.
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#ImageOfTheDay: June 10, 2021: Here's D2, looking at you! Image taken at end of last dive of 2014, when we explored canyons & seamounts off New England. We'll be exploring some of those seamounts again this summer.
We. Can't. Wait.
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#ImageOfTheDay: June 9, 2021: We saw this purple sea star while exploring the east wall of Hydrographer Canyon off the coast of New England to characterize & discover the canyon’s benthic habitats & biodiversity.
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