Fangtooth Flashes a Ferocious Mouthful
The ferocious name has a reputation to match! Since meals can be few and far between in the deep sea, the fangtooth makes sure its prey of fish and squid don't swim away.
The main objective of this expedition is to characterize an unexplored, deep-water region of basaltic rocky reef that resides southeast of Davidson Seamount, within the borders of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) to characterize habitat, species, and communities. Although extensive previous ROV dives have occured on the seamount proper, there is deep rocky habitat southeast of the seamount that could harbor additional communities of corals and sponges.