Photo: Deep-Sea Fish Trap Sheds Light on Ocean's Slowest Denizens



A new high-tech trap, seen here, is allowing scientists for the first time to capture deep-sea fish and bring them to the surface alive for study.

The device, developed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, is already shedding light on the fish's slow-as-molasses lifestyles.

Photograph © 2004 MBARI


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