Capturing a new species with a submersible.

Main report: Capturing a new species with a submersible.
(Smithsonian Insider)
Other Reporting: Science Daily
Scientific Paper: Zookeys   
New Taxa: Coryphopterus curasub
Species named for: the Curasub submersible
Categories: Fish | Species Discovery
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The Smithsonian Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) captured a new species of deep-reef fish using the Curasub submersible.  Coryphopterus curasub was collected between 70 and 80 m, the deepest depth range known for the genus.  The lead scientist on the sub was Carole Baldwin of the National Museum of Natural History and the pilot was Bruce Brandt.


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