Photo album:

Seamount Creatures Surrounding the Pacific Remote Islands

Creatures abound and life flourishes in the deep sea of the Central Pacific. The US waters surrounding Kingman Reef and Palmyra Atoll are home to some of the most pristine marine ecosystems on Earth- in shallow waters and deep. As we visit never-before-seen seamounts and habitats for the first time, our team is stunned by jaw-dropping special animals. Large areas remain completely unexplored, giving scientists an astonishing first look at how geology and biology intersect.

Album created by Science Communication Fellows Anneliese HaleckDaniel Price, and Lead Fellow Katie Doyle