Tuesday, February 20, 2007

First time capture of hagfish off coast of Rapanui

Slurp gun used to capture hermaphrodite from hydrothermal vent
February 15, 2007

Researchers used an "Alvin Slurp Gun" to capture a hagfish from a deep sea hydrothermal vent. It is the first time that a member of the jawless fishes (agnathans) has been captured from a hydrothermal vent site ... at a depth of 2211 meters during the Easter Microplate expedition, 12 March–6 April 2005 to the East Pacific Rise, a region of sea floor spreading under the eastern Pacific Ocean (37 degrees South, 110 degrees West, several hundred miles from Easter Island).

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