From the Contra Costa Times in the USA:
Bay Area team discovers new fish
By Matt Krupnick
CONTRA COSTA TIMES
It’s amazing what you find lying around the bottom of the ocean, as St. Mary’s College professor Douglas Long has discovered.
Long was part of a team of researchers who this year identified two new species of deep-sea fish: unusual-looking shark ancestors that broke off on their own evolutionary path more than 320 million years ago.
“They’ve been on their own branch of the evolutionary tree since well before the dinosaurs,” said Long, 40, who has taught biology at St. Mary’s since 1994. The Oakland resident also has taught at UC Berkeley and does research at the California Academy of Sciences.
Albino white spotted ratfish: here.