Deep Sea Christmas Spectacular

This video shows why it can feel like Christmas when you’re cruising the seafloor in a submarine and you stumble upon a deep-sea coral community. The “marine snow” is falling, the bamboo corals light up like Christmas trees, the anemones, well, they kind of remind me of poinsettias.

Monstrous sea anemone from 2500m

An enormous sea anemone from 2500m depth on the East Pacific Rise was reported in the journal Marine Biology. The monstrous actiniarian Boloceroides daphneae had a column diameter of 1m, a tentacle crown of 2m diameter, and tentacles trailing an estimated 3m and more.