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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2770

A prawn/fish trap rests on the sea floor at Farnsworth Bank, near Santa Catalina Island in southern California. A school of small rosy rockfishes (Sebastes rosaceus) are aggregated around the trap. This trap has likely been in place for a while given the amount of encrusting organisms present. This photo was taken by the SWFSC remotely operated vehicle at approximately 35 meters.

Image ID: fish2770, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: California offshore
Photo Date: 2008 October
Credit: NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC Benthic Resources Group

Category: Marine debris/

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