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Published on May 16, 2007
In 2004, deep in the Gulf of Mexico, a one-of-a-kind technology, called the Eye-in-the-Sea, captured video clips over a 24-hour period at over 1,600 feet below the surface. Scenes were often triggered by bioluminescent events, or the electrical bioluminescence (light) sensor of the artificial jellyfish on the Eye-in-the Sea.
This video includes several clips of giant isopods and a rather large six-gill shark attacking the fish-head bait. Scientists have estimated this deepwater shark to be over 12-feet long. For perspective, the end of the platform where the shark was feeding is about 15-inches across.
Video courtesy of Operation Deep Scope 2004 Exploration: Seeing with "New Eyes", NOAA-OE.