1. An Encounter with a Six-gill Shark

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    We encountered a six-gill shark during a scientific expedition to the Glass Sponge Reefs in the Strait of Georgia. Footage was taken with the rov ROPOS at 150 m depth. Laser dots are spaced 10 cm…

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    • Glass Sponge Biology

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      Glass sponge reefs are unique to the coast of British Columbia, Canada. They represent a living window into the past where sponge reefs once dominated the Jurassic, but disappeared after the Cretaceous. Today,…

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      • Supplementary Video 1: Collecting carnivorous sponges by SCUBA

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        Carnivorous sponges (Demospongiae: Cladorhizidae) are typically found in the deepest parts of the oceans, up to 8840 m, and thus require submersibles to collect specimens. Only 3 locations are known…

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        • 2011: A Squat Lobster Odyssey

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          On the 'general list of animals being the worst at handling low oxygen stress, you could probably point your finger at fish and crustaceans and call them hypoxia wimps. BUT! nature loves throwing…

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          • The sound of one jellyfish swimming?

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            When exploring the bottom of the ocean, we often get fantastic videos of weird and wonderful animals but no audio accompaniment. I've always wondered what the jet propulsion of a jellyfish swimming…

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            • Supplementary Video 3 - Asbestopluma occidentalis: unsuccessful prey capture

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              The carnivorous sponge Asbestopluma occidentalis passively prey on tiny crustaceans. When a tiny animal (such as an Artemia sp. bring shrimp) swims into the sponge, they get stuck to the hook-like…

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              • The Octopus of Saanich

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                A juvenile, ~10 cm long, Pacific Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens) temporarily moved underneath the VENUS Camera Array for a month. When the oxygen level dropped to near zero, it decided to pack up…

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                • Pig Seal

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                  A harbor seal visits a dead pig forensics experiment at the bottom of Saanich Inlet, BC, Canada. Source material courtesy VENUS – Coastal Network of the Ocean Networks Canada, a University of Victoria…

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                  • Fishy Fishy

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                    Some fish observed with ROPOS during several cruises along the Pacific coast of Canada. Update: Some identifications: 00:45 - grenadier (rattail), Nezumia sp. (?) 01:30 - midwater eelpout,…

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                    • Supplementary Video 2: Asbestopluma occidentalis with Captured Prey

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                      Artemia sp. brine shrimp are caught onto the external anisochelae spicules of the carnivorous sponge Asbestopluma occidentalis.

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