Story: Deep-sea creatures

Rat-tail fish (3rd of 3)

Rat-tail fish

These rat-tail fish were photographed at 750 metres deep on a seamount on the Norfolk Ridge during the NORFANZ expedition. Even at this depth the sediment is corrugated by the movement of water.

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This image has been provided courtesy of the NORFANZ partners – Australia’s National Oceans Office and CSIRO and New Zealand’s Ministry of Fisheries and NIWA. The use of this image does not imply the endorsement of the NORFANZ partners of the content of this entry.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Deep-sea creatures - Sea-floor life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 12 Jun 2006