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8 bizarre newly discovered deep sea creatures

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 25, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Transparent Sea Cucumber

Photo: Larry Madin/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Transparent sea cucumber

Researchers with the Census of Marine Life discovered this odd transparent sea cucumber at a depth of 2,750 meters. It was creeping forward on its many tentacles at about 2 centimeters per minute while sweeping detritus-rich sediment into its mouth.