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A deep-sea anglerfish within the pillow basalts in the Mariana Trench area. You can see its round lure between its two eyes. This fish is an ambush predator that waits for prey to be attracted by the lure before rapidly capturing them in one gulp with its large mouth. Courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas hide caption

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Courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

Researchers lowered a specially designed hydrophone mooring from a Coast Guard cutter and down into the Mariana Trench. NOAA hide caption

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The sound of a magnitude-5 earthquake that hit near Challenger Deep in July of 2015.

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