Friday Deep-Sea Picture (2/2/07)


Alepisaurus ferox which washed up alive on the beach in front of MBARI in the spring of 2002. Tonatiuh Trejo, a graduate student at Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, and Jeff Drazen are holding up the specimen after dissecting it for various tissues and stomach contents. Several strandings of this species occurred in 2002 in Monterey Bay, and strandings are usual in the spring (Bond, 1996). From Jeff Drazen’s Deep-Sea Fishes