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Article Title

Aquarium Maintenance of Mesopelagic Animals: A Progress Report

Volume

75

Issue

2

First Page

211

Last Page

219

Abstract

Literature and experiments in progress concerning the capture and aquarium maintenance of midwater fishes and invertebrates are discussed. The longevity and survival of mesopelagic animals captured in Monterey Bay, California, are tabulated, and those species which appear most suitable for aquarium captivity are identified. Certain mesopelagic species are insensitive to large changes in hydrostatic pressure and were maintained at ambient pressure with proper temperature and light controls.