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Midwater Ecology Expedition Spring 2019 – Log 4

An interesting hit appeared on our sonar reading and when we moved in closer we came face to face with a deep-sea rattail fish, Coryphaenoides. Rattails, or grenadiers, are commonly seen swimming just off the seafloor, but every now and then we encounter one drifting in the midwater.

Midwater Ecology Expedition Spring 2019 – Log 4

A gallery of some of the amazing deep-sea animals we observed during this expedition:

About Midwater Ecology Expedition Spring 2019

March 8-14, 2019 – The Midwater Ecology Group is measuring oxygen consumption rates of select deep-sea animals using a custom-designed tool, the Midwater Respirometry System (MRS).