Video of a Rhinochimera Swimming Captured by Okeanos Explorer
Posted on May 5, 2014
The Okeanos Explorer captured this footage of a rare Rhinochimera (Harriotta sp.) last year using its remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer. The dive was part of the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013.
The ROV descended to the bottom of the seafloor, nearly a mile under the surface. The Rhinochimera was spotted swimming 10 meters above the seafloor during a dive to the bottom of Hydrographer Canyon. It is a species of fish that feeds with a long snout that is thought to feed on shellfish, small fish and crustaceans. Take a look: