Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2013: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys

Ask an Explorer

Questions received during the expedition and responses from the team are posted here.

I saw the picture of the roughtongue bass:
Roughtongue Bass
from one of the background essays on

I am curious if the fish in the picture below are the same fish?
Question about fish
"We saw it in ~100 m just off shore of Virginia. During the cruise we were unable to ID it from the northeast deep sea fish books we had on board."?

Question from: Kasey, Maryland

Those are actually Anthias nicholsi, the yellowfin bass.

Answer from: Stacey Harter, NOAA