Sun Light penetrates only a few thousand feet into the depths of this dark
world under the Sea. Darkness is the cloak of security and perservation.
There is a whole galaxy of flashing and glowing organisms that live beneath
the deep ocean, whose ability to create their own light is an essential
survival aid in the darkness of the deep sea.
Depth: 4,000 ft.
Gigantactis Macronema ~ Sloane's Viperfish
Depth: 5,000 ft. ~ 3,000 ft.
Depth: 1,500-3,000 feet below Sea level
Deep-Sea Angler Fish
Depth: 3,000 ft.
The Mystery of their glowing displays is still being unraveled,
and there is no doubt that there are many luminous creatures
still to be discovered. Below these depts, there
may be more that glows than fish and plant life.
Deep Sea Cucumber ~ Arrow Worm
Sea Floor @ 1,000 ft. ~ 2,000 ft.
Japanese Firefly Squid
Depth: 1,000 ft.
The funny thing about these creatures:
the average size of these fish are aproximately 3-10".