Saturday, August 31, 2013
NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition
A sea pig (Scotoplanes globosa), a kind of walking transluscent deep sea holothurian (sea cucumber) feeds by sifting through loose sediment in a deep sea canyon off the NE coast of the United States.
This deep sea Rockling (Gaidropsarus sp.), peaking out from under a carbonate rock, was observed on the two seep dives during the deep sea canyons expedition off the NE coast of the United States.
A kind of king crab called a porcupine crab (Neolithodes grimaldii.) explores the soft sediment of a deep sea canyon off the NE coast of the United States.