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NOAA reveals the weirdest creatures found off the Southeast US

The NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer wrapped up its mission to investigate the poorly understood waters off the southeast US last week, revealing a stunning glimpse into life thousands of feet beneath the surface.

From the adorable wide eyed ‘deep sea dumpling’ to the ferocious looking lizardfish, scientists operating a remote vehicle stumbled upon all sorts of beautiful and unusual creatures during the 17 ‘Windows to the Deep’ dives.

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These creatures were spotted cheap moncler coats during an exploration of the huge submarine landslide known as the Currituck Landslide, ‘where a massive, partially intact, segment of the continental slope detached and slid to depths exceeding 2,000 meters (over 6,562 feet).’

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NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer wrapped up its mission to investigate the poorly understood waters off the southeast US last week, revealing a stunning glimpse into life thousands of feet beneath the surface. A Atlantic Midshipman, with one of the monlcer down jackets fastest strikes in the ocean, is shown

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