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In Photos: Seamount Dives Reveals Rare Marine Life

Shortdorsal cutthroat eel

Shortdorsal cutthroat eel

(Image credit: Copyright Conservation International/Photo by Michael Garland)

A shortdorsal cutthroat eel swims away with a large chunk of bait.. Shot from Pisces IV on Lo’ihi seamount on September 8, 2016.

Shot during the Conservation International led seamounts expedition from September 5-9, 2016 with the University of Hawaii on board the RV Ka’Imikai-O-Kanaloa.

Pacific Sleeper Shark

Pacific Sleeper Shark

(Image credit: Copyright Conservation International/Photo by Michael Garland)

A Pacific Sleeper Shark (Somniosus pacificus). Shot from Pisces IV on Lo’ihi seamount on September 8, 2016.

Shot during the Conservation International led seamounts expedition from September 5-9, 2016 with the University of Hawaii on board the RV Ka’Imikai-O-Kanaloa.