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Video of the Oarfish, Regalecus glesne

Video of the Oarfish, Regalecus glesne, on 5 August 15 2011"On 15 August 2011, an ROV operated by Mako Technologies working for HornbeckOffshore Services was conducting seafloor and water column biotic surveys aspart of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill NRDA. The ROV was being recovered to thevessel when a single R. glesne was observed at 1136 hours at a depth of 62 m. TheROV manoeuvered towards the R. glesne where it maintained video observation ofthe individual for c. 10min, while recording standard definition (SD), high definition(HD: 1920 1080i) and digital still camera (12 MP) images. A pair of laser scalersseparated by 17 cm provided the capability to measure the individual."From M. C. Benfield, S. Cook, S. Sharuga and M. M. Valentine Five in situ observations of live oarfish Regalecus glesne (Regalecidae) by remotely operated vehicles in the oceanic waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico Journal of Fish Biology. Article first published online: 5 JUN 2013 DOI:



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