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Hey Kids! Squirt here with more exciting updates from the Gulf of Mexico!
So every now and again, a Hatchetfish comes up in the nets that just shimmers with color. The colors seem to stand out and pop with the flash of a camera. I think that the photophores and the colors on the surface of these fish are some of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! This is the lower photophore set on a Hatchetfish.
Some detail with Cocco's lanternfish. The photophores are beautiful in this deep water species!
Some very cool larval crustaceans coming up in the nets. These individuals came up between 200m depth and the surface!
If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below!
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