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Ocean Exploration 2020: Deep-sea Fish

Did you know that the average depth of the ocean is 3,795 meters while the average height of land is 840 meters? Not that it's a contest, but...winning!

 

 

The adaptations of animals living in the deep sea are amazing. For example, this deep-sea fish, Photostomias guernei, has a built-in bioluminescent "flashlight" it uses to help it see in the dark. How cool is that?

 

 

Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum, July 19-21: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/oceanexploration2020/welcome.html

 

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Taken on July 12, 2013