This anglerfish, with its lure lodged between its eyes, was spotted hiding in a crevasse waiting for unsuspecting prey to swim close enough for an ambush. It's just one of the many fascinating and strange creatures that NOAA's ship Okeanos Explorer has recorded during its latest expedition into the depths of the Mariana Trench — an expedition that is being livestreamed so anyone can watch the action.
Check out video snippets of a purple deep-sea holothurian (or sea cucumber) swimming through the water, get up-close to a blind deep-sea lobster guarding its burrow, or watch a Chimaera, also known as a ghostshark or rabbitfish, drift past the camera. And of course, watch the exploration live as it happens.
Anyone interested in the deep sea will want to stay tuned in to the action, as the team explores poorly known areas and areas never before explored. You never know what the team will shine a light on next!