Isopod: June 29, 2016

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas. Download larger version (mp4, 12.1 MB).


Deep-sea alien life...right here on Earth.

This isopod, unknown to our science team, was seen while exploring a site dubbed (appropriately!) Twin Peaks in the Mariana region at 4,810 meters (3 miles) depth as part of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition.

So many deep (sci-fi) mysteries left to unlock in our ocean.