Hoplostethus & Conger Eel

A carbonate rock outcropping with various corals and sponges on it. The fish that is featured is called Hoplostethus—a relative of the orange roughy. Further in the clip, a conger eel grabs one of the Hoplostethus. Video Courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE.

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