Rare Swimming Monkfish
We've spotted a lot of monkfish in our travels around the world, but most of the time they are sedentary on the bottom of the seafloor - not this time around. It's not one of the deep ocean's most attractive creatures, but they certainly are fascinating - they have huge stomachs and can swallow prey as big as themselves.
Within the Caribbean region, numerous unexplored seamounts punctuate the seafloor holding records of geologic, biologic and oceanographic processes over different time-scales. Seamounts are topographically and oceanographically complex with environmental characteristics that vary greatly and have often been suggested to be biodiversity hotspots, however, many of these hypotheses are only beginning to be explored in detail.