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ICEFISH Family: Bovichtidae Habitat: Water around the continental shelf of Antartica  Fun Fact: Many of these fish have antifreeze proteins in their blood, which allow them to live in freezing waters.

ICEFISH Family: Bovichtidae Habitat: Water around the continental shelf of Antartica Fun Fact: Many of these fish have antifreeze proteins in their blood, which allow them to live in freezing waters.

A deep-sea anglerfish caught during the current MAR-ECO cruise.

A deep-sea anglerfish caught during the current MAR-ECO cruise.

...there is a silence where no sound may be in the cold grave under the deep deep sea.

...there is a silence where no sound may be in the cold grave under the deep deep sea.

This is the goblin shark, a bizarre and rarely spotted creature found in water deeper than 200m throughout the world.  Very little is known about their life history or reproduction, as encounters with them in their native habitat are incredibly rare. Most specimens are dragged up by deep sea fishers.  They are famous for their strangely shaped heads - they have snouts much longer than any other shark, and retractable jaws.

This is the goblin shark, a bizarre and rarely spotted creature found in water deeper than 200m throughout the world. Very little is known about their life history or reproduction, as encounters with them in their native habitat are incredibly rare. Most specimens are dragged up by deep sea fishers. They are famous for their strangely shaped heads - they have snouts much longer than any other shark, and retractable jaws.

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