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[Image source.](https://www.mbari.org/products/creature-feature/sea-pig-landing-page/)


The infamous pink, saggy appearance that went viral is the result of being brought 3,000 meters to the surface. It's like how jellyfish look deflated and saggy when out of water, with the addition of tissue damage. Essentially, the public image that blobfish have is that of their deformed corpse rather than their natural, living look. [Image source.](https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/animals-a-to-z/blob-sculpin)

[Image source.](https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1907/logs/nov1/nov1.html)

[Image source.](https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/megamouth-shark-is-seen-on-may-22-2017-in-tateyama-chiba-news-photo/687066180)

The hypnotic bloodybelly comb jelly (Lampocteis cruentiventer).
Just watch its bioluminescent cilia flash in rows. Truly gorgeous.

I love the way its little setae flutter as it swims. They're hardly as giant as their name implies, though, at least compared to humans; they're only about 1.3 inches across at the largest.

[Image source.](https://www.flickr.com/photos/noaaphotolib/9660806745/in/set-72157635360690997)

The Deep Sea
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    Creatures of the deep sea (or information/discussion about it!) This can range from fish to tunicates to anything deep sea! Remember to source your content.

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