The Marvelous Creatures of Conrad Seamount
Watch highlights from E/V Nautilus's exploration of Conrad Seamount in the Anegada Passage. We saw weird and wild creatures ranging from spiky crabs, glowing ctenophores, floating sea cucumbers, and more!
Within the Caribbean region, numerous unexplored seamounts punctuate the seafloor holding records of geologic, biologic and oceanographic processes over different time-scales. Seamounts are topographically and oceanographically complex with environmental characteristics that vary greatly and have often been suggested to be biodiversity hotspots, however, many of these hypotheses are only beginning to be explored in detail.