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Illustration by Ricky King

Move over, Exxon Mobile. Newfoundland has a cuter group of new friends to cozy up to.

Scientists from Halifax, St. John’s, Quebec and Spain set off on the Coast Guard ship Hudson, and came back with pictures of all kinds of corals and sponges and prehistoric sea cucumbers never before seen by man, the scientists believe. They found these little guys with a submersible robot, two to three kilometers below the surface at the Flemish Cap and Orphan Knoll, near the Grand Banks. You know, where they’re doing all that offshore oil drilling and/or exploration.

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You can head down to The Rooms and check out a live video feed from the Hudson of all these creatures.