Deep Sea Jumbo Dumbo and new species pictures by National Geographic

A newfound creature nicknamed "Dumbo" (pictured) may look like it's all ears but the protrusions are actually fins that help propel the animal through the darkness 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) under the sea.

Found at depths of up to 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers), this bizarre orange fish, called Neocyema, is only the fifth specimen of the species ever captured and the first seen on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, scientists said in November 2009.

This see-through sea cucumber, dubbed Enypniastes (pictured), was spotted at depths of about 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) during a 2009 expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico, scientists say.

What looks like an ancient gold treasure is actually a tiny copepod (shown magnified). The crustacean was among 680 copepod specimens most new to science that were collected during a 2009 expedition in the Atlantic abyss.

CoML expeditions found nine species of gelatinous Dumbos on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, including this Grimpoteuthis discoveryi, also called the cute Dumbo, scientists said in November 2009.

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