A retired naval officer recently broke the record for the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, discovering more than just sea creatures.
Victor Vescovo recently descended nearly 11km (seven miles) to the deepest place in the ocean, the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
Travelling 52ft lower than the previous descent in the trench in 1960, Vescovo spent four hours exploring the surface in a mission which is only the third time a human has reached the ocean’s extreme depths.
Vescovo dove to the surface in his submersible, which is built to with stand the immense pressure of the deep, the BBC reports.
The retired naval officer believes he and his team discovered four new species of prawn-like crustaceans called amphipods, as well as seeing a creature called a spoon worm and a pink snailfish.
Those weren’t the team’s only discoveries though, as they also discovered a plastic bag and sweet wrappers among the sea creatures in the brightly coloured rocky outcrops.