Fish Habitat Section of the American Fisheries Society

Figure 4. Example of a Southern Ocean nototheniid, Chionodraco rastrospinosus (Ocellated icefish) taken close to the South Shetland Islands‎‎ (left; Valerie Loeb NOAA NMFS SWFSC Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program); example of a gadiform, Gadomus arcuatus (right; NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs).

The Secrets of Southern Ocean Fish at Depth

Studying fish in the Southern Ocean is difficult. Travelling there is costly and strong winds created by the Antarctic circumpolar current create a harsh environment. The South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) is...

Photo: NOAA fisheries.

The Atlantic Ocean’s First Marine Monument

  On September 15th, 2016, President Obama proclaimed the creation of the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean: Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Located approximately 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod,...