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Gulf of Mexico Photographs

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Oplophorus gracilirostris, a mesopelagic prawn, was collected between 600 and 1000 meters depth. This species can expel a cloud of bioluminescent material that glows blue for several seconds. It is believed to be a defensive mechanism allowing the prawn to distract predators while it escapes.
Argyropelecus aculeatus, a small species of hatchet fish, has large globe shaped eyes that protrude from its head. This individual was collected between 450 and 600 meters depth.
This species of Echostoma, a dragonfish, has a bioluminescent lure that dangles on a rod attached to the fishes chin. This individual (~3 inches) was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
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This species of Echostoma, a dragonfish, has a bioluminescent lure that dangles on a rod attached to the fishes chin. This individual (~8 inches) was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
This species of Echostoma, a dragonfish, has a bioluminescent lure that dangles on a rod attached to the fishes chin. This individual (~8 inches) was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
This species of Eustomias, a dragonfish, has a bioluminescent lure that dangles on a rod attached to the fishes chin. This individual (~5 inches) was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
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This species of Eustomias, a dragonfish, has a bioluminescent lure that dangles on a rod attached to the fishes chin. This individual (~5 inches) was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
This species of Eustomias, a dragonfish, has a bioluminescent lure that dangles on a rod attached to the fishes chin. This individual (~5 inches) was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
This species of Eustomias, a dragonfish, has a bioluminescent lure that dangles on a rod attached to the fishes chin. This individual (~5 inches) was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
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