New or Unusual Species
Research cruises by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center occasionally encounter
rare fish, marine mammal, and invertebrate species. Documentation or capture
of these species provides a unique opportunity to increase
our knowledge of their morpholology, distribution, and habitat. Many
of these occurrences are presumably associated with the unusually
warm oceanographic conditions in the North Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Alaska.
The links below lead to information on some of the new or unusual species documented
by AFSC scientists.