Video on Amazing Creatures of the Incredible Ocean HD 2014

Published on May 14, 2014

The Census of Marine Life – a ten-year effort by scientists from around the world to answer the age-old question, “What lives in the sea?” It was an international effort to asses the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in our ocean, and the project offically concluded in October 2010.
Down to the depths of the ocean and observe some of the fascinating creatures that scientists documented during the Census. Watch the piglet squid, snake pipefish, sea angel, and football octopod swim by your screen in this video.
Explore the depths of the ocean on the Alvin, see a bigfin squid and learn more about deep ocean exploration in the Ocean Portal’s Deep Ocean Exploration section.
Award-winning nature and science writer Erich Hoyt tells the riveting story of the discovery of the deep ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish and the huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey to the bottom of the sea, which is inhabited not by vicious monsters but by diverse species of pale starfish and mud-eating sea cucumbers. Roaming across the abyssal plains and descending deep-sea trenches, he presents as much about the character and charisma of these and other so-called monsters as about the extraordinary world in which they live. The deep sea is not one place but many, and the animals living in each of these marine habitats have developed fascinating and vital ecological relationships with one another. Hoyt unravels the complex predator-prey relationships, from “killer” copepods to battles among giant squid and sperm whales, presenting compelling portraits of animals that are superbly adapted denizens of a dark high-pressure world.

Henry Sapiecha

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