Okeanos Explorer is currently exploring “deepwater environments in and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,” including the Marianas Trench, and they have some amazingly sharp cameras on-board. For example the creature seen zoomed in here:
Is actually just a speck of detail when they’re zoomed all the way out:
From April 20 to July 10, 2016, NOAA and partners will conduct the three-cruise Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known areas in and around the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
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