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MBARI NEWS
November 25, 2014
Black sea devil anglerfish
Anglerfish, like this Melanocetus, are among the most rarely seen of all deep-sea fishes.

On Monday, November 17, MBARI Senior Scientist Bruce Robison was leading a dive using the remotely operated vehicle Doc Ricketts in Monterey Bay when he came across this amazing deep-sea anglerfish about 580 meters (1,900 feet) below the ocean surface. Robison commented, "This is the first time we've captured this fish on video in its habitat."


Stern of the wreck of the barge Umpqua II
This image shows the stern of the barge Umpqua II almost 1,700 meters below the sea surface.

November 5, 2014

During a recent expedition to map earthquake faults in Monterey Bay, MBARI researchers discovered the wreck of a barge on the muddy seafloor. The barge Umpqua II was about 1,700 meters (one mile) below the ocean surface. The wreck may prove useful to researchers studying the long-term effects of the deep sea on man-made objects, as well as the effects of these objects on the marine environment.     Read more

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