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Bottom Fish

One of the goals of the expedition was to explore and document the diversity and distribution of bottomfish habitats. The information collected during the expedition will provide resource managers with information needed to help make better and more precise essential fish habitat designations for the Marianas, to protect these commercially important species.

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

The Bottom Fishery in the Mariana Islands

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer