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This rattail fish, seen while exploring a ridge south of West Northampton Seamount on August 7, was playing host to a rather large isopod parasite relative to its body.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.



Related Links

Daily Updates: August 7 Update

2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer