Stranger on the Seafloor

armoured-searobin

 

Take a look at this strange fish discovered by citizens on the Seafloor Explorer project. It is an armored searobin, a relatively rare fish for these North Atlantic waters. It has clearly been startled by the HabCam, which is a cabled optical and acoustic imaging system that is “flown” from a ship travelling at 5 knots at an height of 1 to 3 meters off the bottom at depths to 250 m while collecting high resolution still images at a rate of six images per second. This image was taken at a depth of 130 m, roughly 100 miles off the coast of New Jersey. To see what people are saying about this image (and others) take a peek here http://talk.seafloorexplorer.org/objects/ASF00001lz. Have a go and see what you can find here http://www.seafloorexplorer.org!

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