05 July 2015

• The “Most Numerous Vertebrate On the Earth”…Is A Fish

“Scientists put the ocean’s share of the biosphere at more than 99 percent. Fishermen know its surface waters and explorers its depths. But in general, compared with land, the global ocean is unfamiliar.

”Which helps explain why scientists have only recently come to realize that the bristlemouth — a fish of the middle depths that glows in the dark and can open its mouth extraordinarily wide, baring needlelike fangs — is the most numerous vertebrate on the earth.

“They’re everywhere.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NYTimes

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