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The Deep Sea Wonders Collection

The deep sea is home to an abundance of otherworldly wildlife, adapting in unique and incredible ways in order to survive the extreme pressure, cold, and darkness. Click on an item below to learn more about each deep sea creature and watch the relevant film.

Deep Sea Rays & Skates

Deep Sea Rays & Skates

These cartilaginous fish are relatives of sharks, and they fulfil similar ecological niches, but in the sea floor ecosystem rather than the open ocean.

Echinoderms of the Deep

Echinoderms of the Deep

Starfish, sea cucumbers and urchins make up the echinoderms. Creatures that play key roles in supporting the ecology of the marine world.

Cetaceans of the Open Ocean

Cetaceans of the Open Ocean

Whales and dolphins make up this diverse group of marine mammals, with variations in the body design ranging from beautiful to bizarre.

Cnidarians of the Deep

Cnidarians of the Deep

The phylum Cnidaria contains around 13,000 living species. Surprisingly simple, yet beautiful organisms, which come in a vast array of shapes and colours.

Cephalopods of the Deep

Cephalopods of the Deep

Out of all 8,000 living species of marine invertebrates in the oceans, by far the largest, most deadly and most intelligent are the cephalopods.

Crustaceans of the Deep

Crustaceans of the Deep

Of all the animal groups on Earth, the crustaceans are by far the most successful. They are so diverse that they are often called the insects of the oceans.

Sharks of the Deep

Sharks of the Deep

Sharks are highly-specialised predators, demonstrating an array of adaptations in order to survive the various habitats of the deep ocean.

Polychaete Worms

Polychaete Worms

In the deep sea, there is one group of organisms that has become specialised in unexpected ways in order to survive. The bristly polychaete worms.

Sixgill Sharks

Sixgill Sharks

There is a giant that haunts the deep sea. Down in the bathypelagic zone, this predator lurks, circling the sunken corpse of a whale.

The Vampire Squid

The Vampire Squid

With its deep red colour, icy blue eyes, and webbed tentacles that resemble a cape, the vampire squid is a unique deep sea cephalopod.

Siphonophores

Siphonophores

Siphonophores and Pyrosomes are colonies of tiny organisms called zooids. They are one of nature's most remarkable creatures.

Ghost Sharks

Ghost Sharks

The Chimaera, or Ghost Shark, exhibit a morphology unlike any other creature. They are named after a Greek monster that is made up of parts of different animals.