BEHOLD: MORE FISH, and also my oldest OCs. Not gonna lie, I came up with these guys when I was 3 or 4 years old, though obvs I’ve rebooted em into a dark-humor sort of story idea. More info under the cut!
Crinoids, sea star, snails and a bony fish surrounding and living in a
ghost nets, recorded in 2012 Off Ozuchi, in Japan, at 493 m depth.
Derelict fishing gear, sometimes referred to as “ghost gear” or “ghost nets” is any discarded, lost, or abandoned, fishing gear in the environment. This gear continues to fish and trap animals, entangle and potentially kill marine life, smother habitat, and act as a hazard to navigation.
Derelict fishing gear, such as nets or traps and pots, is one of the main types of debris impacting the marine environment today.
video: ID HPD1384C1HDB2026_01494500_01511400/ JAMSTEC
Following on from the series, here is my “Mucky Secrets” documentary in full. It’s a nature documentary about the marine life of the Lembeh Strait at the heart of the Coral Triangle off north Sulawesi in Indonesia. The Lembeh Strait is a popular scuba diving destination, famed for its excellent “muck diving”. A huge diversity of weird and wonderful marine creatures can be found on the mucky seabed, including everything from tropical fish to benthic sharks to nudibranchs. Critters compete for survival with an armoury including camouflage, mimicry, toxicity, and dazzling coloration.
“Mucky Secrets” is an excellent resource for scuba divers, aquarists, marine biology students and anybody interested in the underwater world. The documentary features underwater macro footage from many of Lembeh’s famous dive sites including Critter Hunt, Police Pier, Tanjung Kusu-Kusu, Nudi Falls, Aer Perang, Jahir, Makawide, Nudi Retreat, Retak Larry, TK (Teluk Kembahu), Hairball and Aw Shucks.
Leftvents are deep-sea anglerfish, who have the symbiotic bacteria and obligate parasitic males common to many of the other anglerfish.
The genus name Linophryne is Greek, and means “toad that fishes with a net”, and lucifer means, well, “Lucifer”. It’s a devil-toad-fish with a net. The whole genus is sometimes called “netdevils”. They’re uncommon enough thatbasically the entire genus is known by that common name.
Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London. 1886.
Also known as the gopher seapearch, the gopher rockfish is a species of of rockfish (Sebastidae) which occurs along the Pacific coast of North America, ranging from Oregon south to southern Baja California. Gopher rockfish can typically be found in the intertidal zone, but can be seen at deeper depths as well. They are primarily nocturnal, feeding on a range of benthic invertebrates, and occasionally fish and cephalopods.