Scary creatures of the deep found during oceanic expedition off SC coast

Creatures of the deep found off SC coast

(WIS) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just wrapped up an exploration off the South Carolina coast and you wouldn't believe what they found!

Sea Spiders, Monkfish, and lithodid crabs are just a few of the sea critters who call the waters off the Carolinas home.

Windows to the Deep 2018: Exploration of the Southeast U.S. Continental Margin began on May 22 and lasted through July 2. The expedition collected information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas of the Southeastern United States.

For more videos and images from the dive, you can visit the NOAA website.

The online report states why exploring the southeastern coast for marine life is so important:

The deepwater areas offshore Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are some of the least-explored areas along the U.S. East Coast.

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