Monsters? Spaceships? Aliens? No, these are Creatures of the Deep! These strange, odd and fascinating animals live in the waters off our shores, in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and beyond. We speak with Dr. George Matsumoto, Senior Education and Research Specialist with Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). He shares incredible photos of these captivating deep sea creatures and talks about what makes them unique!
Everyday Action: Trash has been found in deep sea waters where these amazing animals are found. Help clean up trash before it enters the ocean, and take reusable bottles to the beach.
For more information, please visit:
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
- Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
- MBARI images
- MBARI research shows where trash accumulates in the deep sea
- International Researchers Find Deep Ocean Waters Littered With Human Trash
This Thank You Ocean Podcast was produced for the California Thank You Ocean Campaign by EarthNews Journal staff (Jerry Kay, Host and Chris Kay, Producer).