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HabCam Images: Peek Beneath the Waves

Dinner time

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

A sea raven (ambush predator) capturing a redfish.

Peak-a-boo

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

A stone crab and a redfish inside a basket sponge.

You can't see me!

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

A monkfish (aka goosefish) next to a sea scallop.WHOI biologist Amber York says this is a wonderful example of camouflage where the monkfish uses many techniques including simulating the size and pattern of the white flecks of shell hash in the surrounding area.

Lost among the "trees"

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

A sea scallop, whelks and various other invertebrates in a bryozoan "forest."

Making it home

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

Frilled anemones growing on a piece of wood.

Just hanging out

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

Atlantic cod next to a boulder and sponges.

Surprising beauty

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

An Atlantic cod swimming over a cobble field encrusted by pink coralline algae.

Psssst

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

Redfish hiding in cerianthids (tube-dwelling anemonies) with Iophon sponge surrounding.

Unique beauty

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

A smooth sunstar over a gravel bottom encrusted with lacy tubeworms.

Blending in

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

A barndoor skate displaying camouflage with a gravel background.

Variety abounds

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(Image credit: Image courtesy of the HabCam Group and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

A bolder field with anemones, a lobster, stalked tunicates, brachiopods and various sponges. This image mosaic shows how HabCam's digital stills can be stitched together to form image mosaics.