Weird New Fish Discovered off Antarctica

Weird Fish Discovered off Antarctica
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A British team surveyed the inky depths of the oceans near Antarctica between 2005 and 2006 using cameras baited with mackerel.

The submersible cameras, known as landers, attracted fish including these abyssal grenadiers.

The cameras have been used extensively in the North Pacific and Atlantic by researchers at the University of Aberdeen to record deep-sea scavengers in their natural environment.

However the new survey, led by Nicola King of the university's Oceanlab, is one of the first to use the technology in the oceans off Antarctica.

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—Photograph courtesy Nikki King/University of Aberdeen
 
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