Into the Deep – the Entrance
Creatures of the Abyss Marketing Guide

Many amazing, and downright strange, creatures of the abyss can be glimpsed as you are transported to the deep sea – a vast environment that is pitch black and cold at only 36° F to 39°F (2°C to 4°C), the same temperature as in your fridge! The ocean contains more than 99% of the living space on the planet, yet only 3% of it has been explored. Almost every time scientists visit the deep ocean they see new species that have never been described before.

Other things you’ll discover:

  • Did you know that there is an entire landscape at the bottom of the ocean that rivals the one we see on land? Use a bathymetric map of the world to locate vast plains, towering mountain ranges, valleys, canyons and ridges.
  • And you thought peer pressure was tough! Learn more about the crushing pressure deep-sea creatures have to cope with. For us, at 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) below surface, it would feel as though a full-grown horse was standing on your thumbnail!
  • Use an interactive computer program to control your own virtual descent into the deep sea and learn more about the creatures and environments you’ll discover when you explore the rest of this special exhibition.