Dr Thom Linley
Paraliparis selti was spotted drifting through the Atacama Trench, around four miles below sea level.
Its existence confirms how adaptable snailfishes are — over 400 known species live in every ocean on Earth.
Off the coast of Belize, an individual that looked suspiciously like a Greenland shark was captured during a tagging expedition.
Alfred Wegener Institute / PS124 AWI OFOBS team
The network spans 92.5 square miles of seafloor — more than four times the area of Manhattan.
To date, it’s the largest continuous deep sea fish nest cluster ever recorded, with 60 million active nests.
Museums Victoria/Ben Healley
A team on board the research vessel Investigator sailed around Australia’s remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands in October and November.
Dr Ming-Chih Huang, Journal of Natural History
Found off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, this jumbo-sized isopod is roughly 26 cm (10.2 inches) long.
Its harmless to humans, and was described this year for the first time as a new species of Bathynomus.