- Deep Sea Fauna
- Environmental Variability
- Consequences of DWHOS
- Student Research
- DEEPEND Publications
Fantastic wildlife on this trip!
Wanted to share a few images from the last couple of days. This Waryfish, Scopelosaurus smithi, has an impressive set of teeth. This specimen came up in beautiful shape.
This is a Deepwater Flounder (Monolene sessilicauda). It is in an immature phase and is still developing toward the adult stage.
I have always loved the group of deep water crustaceans which are sometimes referred to as "Blind Lobsters." These crustaceans pass through their immature stages in the water column. Once metamorphosis is complete, the animals descend further to live a life on the sea floor, often at abyssal depths.