Monday, October 01, 2007

The Deep

The deep ocean (below 650 feet) is teeming with mysterious creatures still to be discovered (it's been estimated that 50 percent to 90 percent of the animals hauled up from the deep are unknown). From the Smithsonian Magazine website: "A new book, The Deep (The University of Chicago Press), by French documentary film producer Claire Nouvian, may be the most comprehensive look at this mysterious world that we surface dwellers will get for a long time. The more than 200 photographs—most taken by scientists from submersibles and ROVs, some shot for the book—show just how head-shakingly bizarre life can be." Extraordinary creatures that look like a surrealist's dream. Read the rest of the Smithsonian article here. (photo MBARI)
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