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Top photos of 2019 from NOAA Fisheries

by NOAA Fisheries 22 Dec 2019 19:18 UTC
Strawberry squid © NOAA Fisheries

A very large flatfish, flying squid, and grumpy lumpfish are among our five most liked Instagram photos of 2019.

1. Pacific halibut

Did you know that an Alaskan halibut can grow to be eight feet long and five feet wide, and weigh 500 pounds? Visit FishWatch for species information on Pacific halibut.

2. Strawberry squid

On the last trawl of the Deep-See cruise aboard the @NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow, scientists caught three very large strawberry squid.

3. Flying squid

Did you know some squid species can fly? They use jet propulsion to launch themselves out of the water to avoid predators.

4. Lumpfish

A lumpfish caught aboard the F/V Karen Elizabeth during the September 12 wingspread study with the @NOAA Ship Henry Bigelow's trawl net.

5. World Sea Turtle Day - Archie Carr

World Sea Turtle Day marks the birthday of Dr. Archie Carr, the father of sea turtle biology and conservation.

Explore more videos in our video gallery, more feature stories, and more photos on NOAA Fisheries Instagram.

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