One of the many unidentified organisms seen during the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition. This organism was so unusual that the science team had difficulty placing it into any higher taxonomic group.

One of the many unidentified organisms seen during the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition. This organism was so unusual that the science team had difficulty placing it into any higher taxonomic group. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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