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rockfish

Cold and dark, the deep sea is the largest, but least understood region on earth. Several, large submarine canyons carve into the sanctuary's seafloor, creating deep-water habitats close to shore. Using submersibles or remotely operated vehicles, scientists take advantage of the canyons' proximity to study deep sea animals, like this rockfish.


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