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atlantic shelf and slope
Atlantic Shelf and Slope
A softball-sized sponge, along with the dark manganese-coated rockrock on which it sat, collected from 700-ft depths off Charleston.This melon sponge, collected from the Blake Plateau,
This Arrow squid, measured almost two feet long when it was brought aboardthe R/V SEWARD JOHNSON during an evenings night lighting sampling.
A starfish was sighted by the scientists from inside the Johnson-Sea-Link IIsubmersible during one of the dives.
Tiny tubes built as housing by serpulid tube-worms were clustered in asmall forest-like grove on one of the rocks collected. These tubes are about aquarter inch long and are shown here as viewed through a dissectingmicroscope on board the ship.
Fish specimens collected by the Tucker Trawl, a type of net that was deployedmost nights after sunset.
A juvenile scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus) found within the mass ofsargassum. It's cryptic coloring helps it avoid preditors as it lives among thetangled mass of floating algae. This species may grow as long as two to threefeet in length.
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