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Totally New and Unexpected

This snailfish, in the family Liparidae, is likely a new species, meaning folks tuning in for the live video were the first people to see this fish alive. Seen at a depth of 2,555 meters (~8,380 feet) while exploring a guyot ridge.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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