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Nine Newest Discovered Sea Creatures

Published by desmonrock21 in Science
June 15th, 2008

There are still more creatures that have not been discovered yet.

Zoology: 9 Newest Discovered Sea Creatures

I cannot imagine that there is still life under the deepest part of the ocean, here is the list of some newest discovered creature down under the ocean.

Dumbo Octopus

Scientists call this a Dumbo Octopus with fins. Researchers from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) find these creatures close to the bottom of the ocean floor, miles below the surface. They are studying them but have not yet figured out their behavior patterns or biology. The largest specimens are almost five feet tall.

Also called a Dumbo Octopus, this Pokemon-like creature is found at 3 miles deep and is about 8 inches tall. It and others like it have been found sitting on the bottom of the ocean floor with their mantles spread out around them. They sit there quietly for no apparent reason, researchers say.

Crown Jelly

This is a crown jelly found offshore of Monterey Bay at about 3,200 feet below the sea level. At this depth, the seawater is 39 degrees Fahrenheit and contains very little oxygen. The creature uses its tentacles to capture food.


Called aequorea, or crystal jellies, these creatures are found in Monterey Bay but are more common in coastal waters further north. The rim of their bells glows with a green biolumescent protein. The green fluorescent protein (GFP) is collected commercially for use as markers in biomedical research.

Flower Hat Jelly

The flower-hat jelly is a rare find. The tentacles around the rim of its bell quickly coil and uncoil. It sometimes spends its time on the seafloor, which is a good thing since the sting from this jelly is painful. Jellies have no head, heart, brain, bones, or eyes, yet they are among the major predators of the ocean.

Deepstaria Enigmatica

Deepstaria enigmatica always seems to have an isopod living inside it. Isopods are small crustaceous creatures. Not all are parasites. Pill bugs are a form of isopod. Deepstaria are very slow swimmers, and have no tentacles to capture prey. Instead, they simply close their large flexible bells over their food.

Jewel Squid

This jeweled squid is covered with phosphors that it can turn on and off like light bulbs to hide from predators. It can also go dark to sneak up on prey. Many think it looks like a florescent strawberry.

Big Red Jelly

Called the Big Red, this creature resembles a spaceship say scientists at MBRAI. It is a jelly, sort of. Scientists have classified it as a new species and genus. It does not have stinging tentacles like other jellies. Instead, it has long fleshy arms ranging in number from four to seven. It is found at 2,000 to 4,800 feet deep (almost a mile).


Ctenophore is the Greek word for comb bearers. It got its name from its eight rows of fused cilia arranged along its side. Cilia are small arms that move together to propel the creature through the water. These jellies are predators, but they have no stinging cells. Instead they capture their prey with sticky cells.

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  1. the quail
    Posted June 15, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Namaste and very cool article. There are many cool creatures yet to be discovered in the watery deep f the oceans. More of these articles would be cool. Well done.

  2. Timothy
    Posted June 21, 2008 at 2:42 am

    I like the Dumbo Octopus the yellow one, and the Big red jelly

  3. IcyCucky
    Posted June 22, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Wow, this is truly amazing! Took my breath away looking at the pictures!

  4. Meeming
    Posted June 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    WOw! i Cant imagine, it was shocking that there are creatures like that.. so cute.

  5. William Thomas
    Posted June 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks! I really enjoyed this article! William

  6. MyApplaSite.com
    Posted June 23, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    This is amazing! The Dumbo Octopus is my favorite. It’s like a real-life Pokemon. These creatures are one of the reasons why we need to take care of the environment.

  7. walnut
    Posted July 8, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    I could have sworn the first one was the vampire squid. Perhaps it is just similar.

  8. R J Evans
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Cool stuff – I wonder if they would think we looked weird (if they could talk!)

  9. x7heavens
    Posted July 31, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    hi, dont’t mind, got read your article through the group profile. Very interesting article you got up there. Indeed, man has explored the furthest of apace but has yet to unravel the mysteries of our deepest oceans. Bet there are more to be discovered on the ocean floor.

  10. myequel
    Posted August 4, 2008 at 1:12 am

    very interesting….

  11. geneva benitez
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 12:41 am

    very ridiculous…huh..
    there’s creatures
    that so interesting…
    im glad…

  12. shaun simpson
    Posted November 4, 2008 at 2:00 am

    great article!

  13. shaun simpson
    Posted November 14, 2008 at 2:56 am

    these are great pics how do i go and find more info on them cuz im doing a project at school about creatures lolz XD

  14. x7heavens
    Posted November 14, 2008 at 3:18 am

    the crown jelly looks like it is in space with all the dots what are the dots?!?!?!?!?!

  15. shia labeouf
    Posted November 25, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    that looks kinda wried and cool

  16. Sean
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 12:54 am

    What the hell are you talking about x7heavens? We haven’t explored even 1% of space, and everything we have explored is subject to lots of interpretation because our actual imaging technology is very inadequate for the task.

  17. mheg
    Posted January 29, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    wow,,these are so amazing…and so cute”‘

  18. hustler09
    Posted March 5, 2009 at 10:20 am

    i feel lyk im lukin at d outer spaceXD

  19. someone
    Posted March 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Does that ctenophore have a name? because if I recall correctly ctenophores aren’t exactly a new find. neither are they jellies (cnidarian), they are a different phylum.

  20. aiston
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    WOW ,its so awsomn .please mail me if you find more creatures

  21. Posted November 18, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Whos that pokemon….. really cool…interesting….!!

  22. wiliam
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    hi i was looking if humans have only traveled to marina trench how abouts the challenge deep have a look on google challenger deep deepest part off the philapines coast its 11,035 meters deep amagine whats on the ocean floor new creatures what about a bigger shark maybe the famous 75ft shark the megalodon and more creatures

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