Roughy with an isopod parasite.
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Roughy with an isopod parasite. Prior to 2005, roughies were not known to exist in this region. Since then, expeditions conducted as part of the Campaign to Address the Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds (CAPSTONE) have been greatly expanding the known distribution of roughy with observations in nearly every major CAPSTONE operating area.

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