‘It’s just gorgeous’: rare deep-sea dragonfish spotted off California coast

The torpedo-shaped, bronze-hued fish has been seen only four times in nearly thirty years of deep-sea research, scientists said

A rare deep-sea fish has been spotted off the coast of northern California, prompting excitement among marine biologists who have attempted to track down the elusive creature for decades.

The Bathophilus flemingi, also known as the highfin dragonfish, was captured on video by a team of researchers in Monterey Bay, California. Named after the mythical creature, the torpedo-shaped fish is a predator that roams the depths of the ocean.

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(SOURCE) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/06/california-rare-deep-sea-fish-monterey-bay


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