The Peurto Rico trench is the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, and due to its depth, it has not undergone much study in the past 25 years. However, on this recent expedition of its ocean floor, researchers were able to catch a glimpse of some rarely viewed creatures.
During their 52-day expedition to investigate this relatively unknown area of the ocean scientists reached depths of nearly 20,000 feet. The captured feed was streamed through a chat room, where anyone who wanted to catch a glimpse could see a variety of the rarely-seen creatures. What they captured was nothing short of amazing. From Jelly fish to squids, many of these creatures are completely amazing. One, in particular, looks like a seahorse and a jelly fish meshed together.
With ambient ocean music playing in the background, this video will not only amaze your eyes, but you will somehow get lost in the ocean yourself, even if only for two minutes. The Puerto Rico Trench reaches a maximum depth of 28,373 feet, and every foot of it provides amazing insight on the ecosystems that live beneath the ocean’s tides.