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New Fish Species

An exciting discovery during the exploration of a seamount in the process of being subducted under the Marianas Plate was an undescribed species of Pachycara (or “eelpout”), an abyssal fish genus of the family Zoarcidae.

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

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer