This deep-sea lizardfish was seen around 1,610 meters (5,282 feet) during the final dive of the Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019.

Sometimes I have a hard time wrapping my head around the depths of the ocean. It’s such a big area. Some species that we see on the surface dive to super deep. As you start going really deep, all kinds of crazy things start showing up.

Neal Agarwal recently put out a very cool interactive visualization of the deep sea. It’s a great way to get a sense of depths and where different species can show up.

If you want to see pictures of some of the cool deepwater species we have in the Atlantic, check out the recent pictures from the Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition.