Deeper-living eels like this cutthroat eel, Synaphobranchus sp., are abundant in the deep ocean and are active day and night in the open. This eel was seen on Dive 10 at 3,145 meters at Stegasaurus Ridge on June 27, 2016.

Deeper-living eels like this cutthroat eel, Synaphobranchus sp., are abundant in the deep ocean and are active day and night in the open. This eel was seen on Dive 10 at 3,145 meters at Stegasaurus Ridge on June 27, 2016. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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