Octonauts Corner

NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research is the only U.S. federal organization dedicated to exploring our unknown ocean. The Octonauts are a team of quirky and courageous undersea adventurers with the mission to explore new underwater worlds, rescue amazing sea creatures, and protect the ocean.

Now, NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research and the Octonauts have teamed up to bring you even more great deep-ocean information, to help you learn about and protect our ocean. Happy exploring!


NOAA/Octonauts Creature Cards

Learn more about animals that live in the deep ocean with these NOAA/Octonauts Creature Cards! Ask a grown up to help you print your favorites to color and collect.

Angler fish


Anglerfish live all over the world, deep in the ocean where it is always dark. Learn more!

Anglerfish NOAA/Octonauts Creature Card

Video of an anglerfish from the Pacific Ocean

Kid's Guide to Deep-sea Anglerfish

Vent Shrimp

Vent Shrimp

In the deep ocean, hydrothermal vents are often oases of life, with bacteria at the vents serving as a main source of food for other animals – like vent shrimp. Learn more!

Vent Shrimp NOAA/Octonauts Creature Card

Video about life at hydrothermal vents

Brittle star

Brittle Star

Brittle stars are found all over the world, mostly in the deep ocean. Learn more!

Brittle Star NOAA/Octonauts Creature Card

Video of a brittle star from the Pacific Ocean



Jellyfish are not actually fish – they have no backbone and are actually related to corals and anemones! Learn more!

Jellyfish NOAA/Octonauts Creature Card

Video of a jellyfish from the Pacific Ocean, near American Samoa


Deep Sea Creature Chart

From vampire squid to siphonophores, gulper eels, and more – check out this chart of some of the creatures that live in the deep, dark ocean.

Octonauts Deep Sea Creature Chart

Video about the deep ocean – the largest living space on Earth

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