It’s a fish story for the history books. While on a deep water survey trip on October 11, 2006, scientists from the Royal BC Museum were shocked and thrilled at what they found when they pulled up their net almost 2 km deep, the Spiny-eared Assfish, the first discovered in British Columbia waters. From This Week in History Season 3 Episode 5.
Royal BC Museum’s Dr. Gavin Hanke, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, discusses deep sea exploration and the myriad of new fishes, including the Spiny-eared Assfish (Acanthonus armatus) which are new to British Columbia. Streamed live on June 8, 2017 for Exploring by the Seat of Your PantsWorld Ocean Day Google Hangout.