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Bathysaurus

Scientists were surprised to see this deep-sea lizardfish (Bathysaurus cf. mollis) swimming in the water column during Dive 7 to explore the Fina Nagu A crater, as these fish typically dwell on seafloor sediments.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

 

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2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer