Tag: Coastal Biology

Graneledone Octopus

Graneledone Octopus (Graneledone boreopacifica) The largest octopus observed at Axial Seamount, Graneledone boreopacifica, is very curious and fairly common on the lava

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Roughtail Skate

Roughtail Skate (Bathyraja trachura) Bathyraja trachura, also known as the Roughtail Skate, is a species of skate found all across the North

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Rattail Fish

Rattail Fish (Coryphaenoides acrolepis) The common names Rattail and Grenadier refer to a group of large, brown to black, deep sea fish

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Sea Pig

Sea Pig (Scotoplanes globosa) Sea pigs are usually 4-6 inches long. They are distributed throughout the abyssal plain of the deep ocean,

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Echinothuriid Sea Urchin

Echinothuriid Sea Urchin (Tromikosoma panamense) The Tromikosoma panamense sea urchin has been seen at the base of Axial Seamount (2600 meters) and

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Squat Lobster

Squat Lobster (Munidolopsis alvisca) This Crustacean is light tan in color and has six walking legs, and two significantly larger claws. A

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Plumose Metridium Anemones

Plumose Anemone (Metridium farcimen) These large, fluffy-looking white (or occasionally orange) anemones are often found on OOI infrastructure in shallow coastal waters

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Flapjack octopus

Flapjack Octopus (Opisthoteuthis sp.) These small cirrate octopuses (often confused with Dumbo octopuses) are some of the deepest-living known octopus species. They are

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