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Dive 13: The Largest Predator

Using the two red laser dots, which are spaced 10 centimeters (~ 4 inches) apart, scientists estimated that this cutthroat eel was 127 centimeters (4.17 feet) long. The maximum size recorded for this fish in the literature is 111 centimeters (3.64 feet), meaning that this particular cutthroat eel could be the largest short-finned cutthroat eel ever recorded.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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