What Just Happened?

June 30, 2018

This video, collected during Dive 16 of the expedition, highlights a benthic fish dwelling in a burrow, snatching a large midwater fish with quill worms as onlookers. This remarkable video footage gives us the rare opportunity to document a predation event in the deep sea, while highlighting the trophic links between animals that live in the water column with those that live on the seafloor.
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2018.

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