Pacific sand lance rising above a sand wave

Hundreds of long, skinny, small fish swim or float upright just above the sandy bottom illuminated by a light source.

Detailed Description

Pacific sand lance rising above a sand wave, observed along a submersible transect of the San Juan Channel sand wave field. Note sharp form of crest in the background of the photo, and the well-sorted medium-grained sand in the foreground. Photo taken from inside the submersible Cyclops 1 by Matthew Baker, Friday Harbor Marine Laboratory. University of Washington.


Image Dimensions: 2423 x 3230

Location Taken: Friday Harbor, WA, US