Comb Jelly, Phylum Ctenophora The giant deep-sea jellyfish, Stygiomedusa gigantea Siphonophore Blanket Octopus, Tremoctopus sp. Dumbo Octopus, Grimpoteuthis Vampire Squid, Vampyroteuthis infernalis Giant Squid, Architeuthis…View More My favorite deep-sea GIFs
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