16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Deep Sea larval fish

There are still creatures to be discovered in West Palm Beach Florida. Found this little cutie on a Black water dive off the coast of Florida on a night dive. This shot has been seen by many scientists, who are still amazed that a fish of this type was found off the coast of Florida. Originally believed to be a deep water resident of the Mariana Trench.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: West Palm Beach, FL, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Susan Meldonian