The scientists from the Museum Victoria aboard of the CSIRO vessel concluded their 31-day investigation expedition plumbing the deep depths of the Australian eastern abyss. They managed to collect various thousand species and the third of them have never been found before. The Investigator trip brought to light the universally strange animals that exist in the unusual environment where the darkness and high pressure prevail.
Towards the end of May, the team brought back a roundup of many strange creatures that could alter the way we view and understand the natural wonders. One extraordinary creature that captured a lot of attention is the peanut worm which looks exactly like a human penis. The pictures of the worm went viral on the social media platforms especially Twitter that got tizzy over the living thing.
The team collected 3D bathymetry data by dipping an innovative camera four kilometers deep into the surface. They later discovered an unfamiliar landscape pervaded by a burst of strange color. They estimated that more than 80% of the creatures on the sea surface have the capability to bioluminescence.
The animals that reside in the abyssal region have created their own mechanism on how to deal with the intense pressure of life that the water which is above them exert. The shells are quite common and most animals still don’t have the air pockets on their outer bodies without the rupture risks. Other animals also opt for a gelatinous route to survive. The environment is basically full of adorable living things including the sea cucumbers.
Among the strangest creatures found in the abyss were the faceless fish and other formless or unstructured creatures that stunned the scientists. The environment has no light and the food is not sufficient for the animals. The place is pretty a hostile environment for life.
The scientists also revealed a troubling amount of trash that is more than 200 year of rubbish including old bottle, ropes, burnt coal and other residues that people may have dumped in the sea for several years.