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8 bizarre newly discovered deep sea creatures

Jan. 25, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Neocyema

Photo: David Shale/coml.org

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Neocyema

Found in the depths between 2,000 and 2,500 meters, this bizarre, elongated orange animal has been identified as a neocyema, one of only five specimens ever caught. It is the only one found along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.