Friday, December 16, 2016
The Ghost Shark - The pointy-nosed blue ratfish Hydrolagus trolli
Published on Oct 26, 2016 Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
"Video observations of Hydrolagus cf trolli, the pointy-nosed blue ratfish, from the Northeast Pacific ocean represent a range extension for the species and are the first ever of this animal alive, in its natural habitat. The species was originally described from specimens collected off New Caledonia in 2002. It was named in honor of Alaskan artist Ray Troll because of his fascination and appreciation for this strange group of fishes known as chimaeras."