Gift of Striped Beakfish Received

 

Oplegnathus fasciatus

We are fortunate to have received a gift of three preserved specimens of the Striped Beakfish, Oplegnathus fasciatus, from the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, Japan. Several individuals of this west Pacific species were recently found live off the Oregon coast, having presumably drifted to our shores along with tsumani debris.  In collaboration with Samuel Chan and Kayla-Maria Martin at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, we will use the preserved specimens for educational outreach about this species. 

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Image Credit:  Kaoru Kuriiwa