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Seeking the sun in deep, dark places: mesopelagic sightings of ocean sunfishes (Molidae)

Phillips, N.D.; Harrod, C.; Gates, A.R.; Thys, T.M.; Houghton, J.D.R.. 2015 Seeking the sun in deep, dark places: mesopelagic sightings of ocean sunfishes (Molidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 87 (4). 1118-1126. 10.1111/jfb.12769

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Abstract/Summary

Evidence is presented from publicly available remotely operated vehicle (ROV) footage that suggests deep-water ranging in ocean sunfishes (family Molidae) is more common than typically thought, including a new maximum depth recorded for the southern sunfish Mola ramsayi.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/jfb.12769
ISSN: 00221112
Additional Keywords: diving behaviour; foraging; Mola mola; remotely operated vehicle; SERPENT Project
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 18 Sep 2015 12:48 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/511805

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