Shortspine thornyhead (Sebastolobus alascanus)

Shortspine thornyhead (Sebastolobus alascanus)
Photographer: Kevin L. Stierhoff / NOAA SWFSC

Shortspine thornyhead (Sebastolobus alascanus). This photo was taken at a depth of -409.8 meters in Sur Canyon as a part of a deep-sea coral expedition conducted by NMFS aboard the R/V Shimida in December, 2010.