Chimeras are cartilaginous fish (like sharks and rays) and one of the oldest groups of extant fish.  Some species inhabit shallow tropical waters while others, like the fish NOAA recorded, are found in the darkness of five hundred feet of water.  Watching this Harriotta sp. swim is poetry in motion.  Read more about NOAA’s exploration of the deep-sea Atlantic canyons this past July.

And no, you can’t have one for your aquarium.

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