An image of a sample dish full of tiny marine life reveals several jellyfish, a lantern fish, a snipe eel, two orange shrimp, and a jellyfish-like creature called a pyrosome. WHOI released this and other images on October 16, 2007, during a media announcement.
Some of these animals might be new to science, according to WHOI's Filipino-U.S. project, which scoured the deep waters of the Celebes Sea near the Philippines earlier this month.
Team leaders said it will take weeks of follow-up research to determine whether any of the animals are actually new species. The researchers expect to release a full report in early November.