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See the Mysterious Sea Creatures That Only Come Up at Night

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See the Mysterious Sea Creatures That Only Come Up at Night

“Blackwater” divers photograph the largest migration of animals on the planet.

Every night at sundown, a great mass of mostly small sea creatures rises up from the depths into the topmost layers of the planet’s oceans. This daily vertical migration is the largest on Earth—an estimated 11 billion tons of animal biomass travels miles upward each night and then, before the sun rises, returns back to the dimly lit “twilight zone” below. The animals make this journey to feed on the organic material closer to the water’s surface and do so at night to avoid being eaten by the larger predators swimming there.

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