Rare deep-sea fish pictured Many deep sea fish display a show of spectacular colors, known as bioluminescence. Light is created when the ( protien or bacteria can't remember which pretty sure protien) Lucifern is broken Down.
Mesmerizing Chandelier Mimicks Deep Sea Bioluminescence (Photos)
Dumbo Octopuses are named because of their ear-like fins coming out of their heads. They live in the extreme depths of the water, some living 7000 meters below sea level. Unlike other octopuses, they swallow their food whole! SO CUTE!
The aptly named Ping-pong tree sponge (Chondrocladia lampadiglobus) is a carnivorous sponge. Those ping-pong ball looking things are covered in tiny spicules which the sponge uses to catch tiny crustaceans.
Larval Leaf Scorpionfish (photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures). Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii.