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Life in the deep: how animals live in the eternal dark

by Melissa C. Marquez, Sci Chic's July Marine Biology STEM Star I think the first time it really hit me that the ocean was bigger than I could comprehend was when I was swimming alongside a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the middle of the Gulf Stream. Looking down, the thought, “There are things in the deep that you can’t see that can see you” ran through my head and I stared longingly at the inky blue, wondering what could possibly be there (besides the obvious tiger shark I was holding on to). Since then, I’ve had a fascination with the deep sea, part of the reason why I jumped at the chance to study deep sea chimaeras in New...

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