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The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) a non-profit, private oceanographic research institute that was founded in 1987 by the late David Packard. MBARI research covers the entire ocean including the deep seafloor through ROVs (robotic submarines).

MBARI Top Ten Deep-Sea Animals
MBARI has released released a list of its top ten deep-sea animals. (September 12, 2020)

The Blood-Belly Comb Jelly
The Blood-Belly Comb Jelly has a dark red belly that helps mask the glow from any bioluminescent prey it might consume. (August 11, 2020)

Four New Deep-Sea Worm Species Discovered
Scientists have discovered four new species of deep-sea worms. They belong in the genus Xenoturbella. (February 11, 2016)

Newly Discovered High-Temperature Hydrothermal Vents Are Deepest in Pacific Ocean
Scientists have discovered high-temperature hydrothermal vents that are the deepest known vents in the Pacific Ocean. (June 2, 2015)

Black Seadevil Captured on Film in Monterey Canyon
A Black Seadevil was captured on film in the deep dark waters of the Monterey Canyon. (November 23, 2014)

Black-Eyed Squid Battles Owlfish in MBARI Video
A black-eyed squid battels an owlfish in this video captured by MBARI's ROV. (January 17, 2014)

Marine Biologists Discover What Vampire Squids Eat
Marine biologists have discovered what mysterious vampire squids eat. (September 26, 2012)

Video: Observations of a Deep-sea Angler Fish
This video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) shows never-before seen footage of a deep-sea angler fish, Chaunacops coloratus. (August 25, 2012)

Video: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Explains Deepstaria Jellyfish
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) reports on the Deepstaria, which has received a lot of attention lately following the blob-like creature recorded by cameras on a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that turned out to be a Deepstaria reticulum jellyfish. (May 19, 2012)

Video: Eerie Deep-sea Fish with Big Teeth
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute created this Halloween compilation of eerie and scary deep-sea fish that all have one thing in common: big teeth. (October 16, 2011)

Video: There's No Such Thing as a Jellyfish
This video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) describes the wide variety of gelatinous creatures found in the ocean. (June 11, 2011)