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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish4065

Dr. Tracy Sutton (right, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute) and Rachel Horak of College of William and Mary display rare knifenose chimaera ( Rhinochimaera atlantica) a primitive deepwater fish rarely encountered. The chimaera was captured during trawling from the NOAA Ship DELAWARE II at a depth of 1100 meters. Done in cooperation with NOAA OER.

Image ID: fish4065, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Massachusetts, offshore south of Lydonia Canyon
Photo Date: 2004
Photographer: Jay Burnett, NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC


Category: Fisheries Species/NOAA 200th Photo Contest/

High Resolution Photo Available





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