Adolf’s Eelpout

Scientists are excited when they discover an animal where they had never seen it before. This eelpout fish, Lycodes adolfi, was seen on the Pacific side of the Arctic in 2009. Previously, scientists had thought it was only found on the Atlantic side.

A small, brown eelpout fish.
Credit: 

C. W. Mecklenburg, Pt. Stephens Research, RUSALCA 2009 expedition, NOAA.