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Shortsoine Thornyhead


This is a close-up of the spines of the Shortspine Thornyhead. The spines are poisenous and very painful. This fish is found in very deep water (2500 feet). It's an important commercial fishery with most of the harvest exported to Japan. Sorry I didn't have a photo of the entire fish


Deep Seas of the Pacific

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yulia8473 7 years ago

I love the shot as well, I just wish you also had there an overall photo

JohnMatzick 7 years ago

Thanks for the great comments. I really appreciate them. "Comment of the Day!" goes to you Alfonso!

animaisfotos 7 years ago

Its hard not to love the your photos. They all tell stories. The same "object" trough your eyes becomes something else. Something special. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

Lat: 51.93, Long: -176.92

Spotted on Mar 2, 2010
Submitted on Jul 2, 2011

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