Here are some pictures of some of the organisms that we have found so far. After 6 trawls we have cataloged 656 taxa (different types of fish.) I don’t have numbers for the other organisms (shrimp, jellyfish, squid, or crabs) because some of them are totaled when they are brought back to the university labs, but we have collected 2,411 fish alone. The majority of the fish are under 3 inches because most of the deep sea fish are not very large. The largest fish that we collected so far was 36.8 centimeters.
Teacher At Sea,
I am including a couple pictures that I took as well as some taken by the expert photographer aboard the ship.
Here are 2 photos I took with the Genus and species label included.
Here are a three photos taken by Dante Fenolio. In an upcoming blog I will give you a look into the photography area where they are photographing certain species.
This is a Myctophum with a close up of the scales.