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Image Gallery: Rich Life Under the Sea

Gelatinous Zooplankton

(Image credit: Photo by L. Madin, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Census of Marine Life scientists trawled rarely explored tropical ocean depths between the southeast U.S. coast and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, revealing a newfound variety of zooplankton and other small creatures. Shown above is an Athorybia (siphonophore - colonial jelly).

Gelatinous Zooplankton

(Image credit: Photo by L. Madin, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Rosacea (siphonophore - colonial jelly).

Gelatinous Zooplankton

(Image credit: Photo by L. Madin, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Thalassocalyce (ctenophone - comb jelly).

Gelatinous Zooplankton

(Image credit: Photo by L. Madin, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Dolioletta (pelagic tunicate - adult with young).

Gelatinous Zooplankton

(Image credit: Photo by L. Madin, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Pyrosoma with radiolarian (pelagic tunicate).

Pelagic Molluscs

(Image credit: Photo by L. Madin, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Histioteuthis sp. (squid).

Pelagic Molluscs

(Image credit: Photo Credit: Russ Hopcroft, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Baby Octopus.

Pelagic Molluscs

(Image credit: Photo Credit: Russ Hopcroft, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Atlanta peroni (pteropod).

Pelagic Molluscs

(Image credit: Photo Credit: Russ Hopcroft, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Cuvierina columnella, wings out (pteropod).

Pelagic Molluscs

(Image credit: Photo by L. Madin, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Cardiapoda (heteropod mollusc).

Crustacea

(Image credit: Photo Credit: Russ Hopcroft, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA, Census of Marine Life, 2006)

Sappharina opalina (copepod).