It’s not every day that one runs across a whale fall. During the final dive of the Nautilus expedition season, however, researchers were over the moon to not only find the remains of a whale, but find the remains of a whale that died relatively recently. And here’s the kicker: they were live-streaming to the world. Generally, as one might imagine, live-streamed videos of deep-sea dives are filled with a whole lot of sand and water.
They found it while exploring Davidson Seamount off the coast of central California. It is a veritable buffet for all sorts of sea creatures, and the excitement of the researchers is like that of a kid on Christmas morning. And can we just say that the “Bone-eating Snotflower Worm” has the best name in all of science?