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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7974

Scarlet prawns caught by BCF ship OREGON II during explorations for new shrimp grounds off northeastern South America. This large deepwater species is widely distributed on the continental slope between 300 adn 1,000 fathoms in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. These depths are well beyond the reach of present-day U.S. shrimp trawlers.

Image ID: fish7974, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Caribbean Sea
Photo Date: 1969 circa
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 386 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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