For the first time ever, scientists say they have discovered a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica. Resting nearly a mile below the surface, the boneyard is teeming with strange life, including at least nine new species of tiny of deep-sea creatures, according to a new study. Full story
Plastic bags strangling sea sponges. Beer bottles colonized by sea lilies. Such images of ocean pollution aren't usually associated with the remote, icy waters of the Arctic, but snapshots of the seafloor suggest the northern region is becoming increasingly littered with plastic. Full story
A general view of Pakistan's Gwadar deep-sea port on the Arabian Sea March 19, 2007. REUTERS/Qadir Baloch
Some of the 38 deep-sea limpets found aboard the research sub Alvin are seen.