Record holder in the ocean: The deepest fish in the world

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In 8178 meters of sea depth, researchers have made fascinating recordings. The small slice of the belly seems to feel in these areas visually. So he is the new record holder of the deep sea!

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The deepest fish in the world

Well, if the Plan is not worked out times: researchers of Jamstec, the Japanese Agency for Geology and Oceanology, deep down in 7498 meters and 8178 meters sea depth in the Pacific Marian your experimental set — up prepared to dig, including bait, of course. Everything was perfectly prepared, the high-tech cameras rolled. The researchers had to only have one thing: patience.

After a short time the first marine organisms that were in the trap. Initially, however, still no fish, but — admittedly quite impressive — amphipods. You ate the bait-mackerel within a few hours.

Pale Miracle

Shortly after, the real Star entered the stage, couldn’t resist the rest of the food apparently. In addition to the amphipods, disc bellies — on the researchers had been waiting for.

The disc bellies are not rare. they are often found in the Atlantic and the Pacific, in the Antarctic ocean, even in the North sea. As a deep-sea fish, some species are met with the researchers. In English they are called Snailfish (snails, fish). This is because of their dandruff-free and slimy skin, which is more reminiscent of snails than fish.

The smallest disc bellies are about four inches long, the largest kind of brings it to 70 centimeters body length. In color they vary from yellow-brown through red to transparent.

In pale Transparent to our newest record holder appears. Because one of the disc bellies, the had filmed the Japanese researchers in may 2017, even at the lower observation point to look after exactly 17 hours and 37 minutes. So he pushes the deepest fish (8152 m) — also a slice of belly from the podium.

The deep sea is still to a large extent unexplored territory. The scientists hope to learn by using their knowledge about the organisms, their habits of life and food chains.


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