Below are links to Explore the Seafloor web products related to the wide variety of organisms encountered living on the seafloor.  These video and image products were generated from HD video collected by ROV Deep Discoverer from aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.

Biota are listed by Phylum, with common taxonomic groups encountered during exploration (listed in parentheses) as examples.  All products were created by BEAMS Program students and faculty.

Arthropoda (crabs, shrimp, amphipods, etc.)   

Cnidaria (corals, anemones, jellyfish)    

Echinodermata (seastars, urchins, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, sea lilies)

Chordata (bony fish and cartilaginous fish)    

Mollusca (snails, clams, octopuses) 

Porifera (sponges)