Post Tagged with: "deep sea"

A rattail fish from the Timor Sea

A rattail fish from the Timor Sea

Fish, New Species April 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

Five specimens of this new species of grenadier collected in the Timor Sea at a depth of 610–690 m.

12 new species of deep sea fish from the Gulf of Mexico

12 new species of deep sea fish from the Gulf of Mexico

Fish, New Species March 24, 2017 at 1:07 pm

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, or GoMRI, paid for the study along with numerous other projects in the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill.   The study, called the DEEP END, took three voyages out of Houma on the Megsknsi. Each voyage took three months and used specialized nets to take around 16,000 samples of fish from below 3,280 feet. The study discovered 60 species of fish that had never before been discovered in the Gulf. Most of them were species that had already been discovered but had not been known to live in the Gulf. Twelve were completelyRead More

A new anglerfish, from the Western Indian Ocean

A new anglerfish, from the Western Indian Ocean

Fish, New Species March 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

A new species of the deep-sea  anglerfish genus is described on the basis of a single female specimen collected from the Western Indian Ocean.  

Two new species of Caribbean deepwater fishes described

Two new species of Caribbean deepwater fishes described

Fish, New Species December 12, 2016 at 9:05 am

Exploratory manned submersible studies by the Smithsonian’s Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) has identified a new species of banded basslet, and revealed a cryptic species.  

Nine new goby species and four new genera

Nine new goby species and four new genera

Fish, New Species June 16, 2016 at 9:08 am

Thanks to advances in submersible technology, recent exploration of mesophotic (AKA twilight zone) Caribbean reefs have yielded nine new deep-water goby species and a reclassification of the Nes subgroup of gobies.   All the gobies hail from deepwater, mesophotic Caribbean reefs.  The research team documented and captured specimens using manned submersibles such as the Johnson Sea-Link I and II submersibles and the Curasub.  

Godzilla Goby, from Southern Caribbean Waters

Godzilla Goby, from Southern Caribbean Waters

Fish, New Species June 16, 2016 at 8:54 am

The new species has a disproportionately large head and multiple rows of recurved canine teeth in each jaw, which is why the research team chose the common Godzilla goby. This deep water Goby adds to another identified last year and nine new goby species identified last month.  As part of The Smithsonian Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP), the new goby fish species was discovered in the southern Caribbean. Living at depths greater than conventional SCUBA divers can access, yet too shallow to be of interest for deep-diving submersibles, the fish will now be known under the common name of the Godzilla goby.

Three new species of deep sea anglerfishes from Indonesia

Three new species of deep sea anglerfishes from Indonesia

Fish, New Species June 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm

An examination of the ceratioid anglerfishes collected on the Indian Ocean side of Indonesia during surveys in 2004–2005 have revealed 18 species in 9 genera and 6 families, including three new species

Capturing a new species with a submersible.

Capturing a new species with a submersible.

Fish, Species Discovery March 22, 2016 at 9:06 am

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. Video

A New Species of Deep-sea fish from Chemosynthetic Environments in the Caribbean Sea

A New Species of Deep-sea fish from Chemosynthetic Environments in the Caribbean Sea

Fish, New Species January 15, 2016 at 9:45 am

The 28th species of the eelpout genus Pachycara Zugmayer, 1911, is described from specimens collected from an active hydrothermal vent field at a depth of about 2300 m at the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre of the Caribbean Sea.