A bottom fish was caught in a crab trap
Managed to steer clear of the fishermen 45 feet above long enough to grow to this ripe old size. Ironically, I got tangled in someone's fishing line for the first time this dive.
The lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, or ling cod, is a fish of the greenling family Hexagrammidae. It is the only extant member of the genus Ophiodon. A slightly larger, extinct species, Ophiodon ozymandias, is known from fossils from the Late Miocene of Southern California.