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Creatures of the Deep: Chimaera

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(Describer) Under a round logo of a wave, titles: Ocean Today. Indonesian Waters.

(male narrator) This creature was found 4200 feet deep in the ocean. It's called a chimaera.

(Describer) It's silver with lines like puzzle pieces.

This fish has no bones in its body. Its skeleton is made of cartilage. The dots on its face are sensory organs that detect electrical fields in the water, helping the chimaera find its prey. By living in deep water, far from our coasts, the chimaera is accustomed to lurking in the dark.

(Describer) It swims slowly. Title: Narrator: Dude Walker. Logos are shown for the Smithsonian and NOAA. Accessibility provided by the US Department of Education.

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This creature was found 4,200 feet deep in the ocean. It’s called a chimaera, and this fish has no bones in its body. Its skeleton is made of cartilage. The dots on its face are sensory organs that detect electrical fields in the water, which help the chimaera find its prey. Living in deep water, the chimaera is accustomed to lurking in the dark. Part of the "Creatures of the Deep" series.

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