Condition-shifting fish that confounded experts for 100 yrs noticed off California coastline

The brilliant orange, feminine whalefish was fifty percent-swimming, half-gliding when scientists noticed her. (Impression credit: © 2021 MBARI)

Researchers piloting a remote submarine have caught a scarce glimpse of one of the deep sea’s most mysterious and elusive creatures.

The vivid orange, woman whalefish (of the buy Cetomimiformes) was noticed fifty percent-swimming, 50 percent-gliding by the glare of submarine’s lights all over 6,600 ft (2,013 meters) deep offshore of Monterey Bay, California. The whalefish sighting was a single of only 18 produced by marine biologists from The Monterey Bay Aquarium Investigate Institute during  34 several years of deep-sea exploration.