Thursday, July 25, 2024

“World’s Deepest Fish” Filmed at the Depth of 8,336 Meters

Last year, a major research project aimed at studying creatures in the deep sea made incredible discoveries in the northern Pacific Ocean. Scientists from the University of Western Australia and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, supported by Caladan Oceanic, conducted a 10-year collaborative study. They used special cameras attached to bait to capture footage and collect samples of three types of fish at depths that had never been reached before.

Recently, the University of Western Australia announced a remarkable finding from the expedition. They filmed a young snailfish at a depth of approximately 8,300 meters below the surface of the ocean. This sets a new record for the “deepest fish” ever observed.

The groundbreaking discovery happened during a two-month expedition focused on studying fish populations in the deep sea. The scientists specifically explored three trenches located near Japan: the Japan Trench, Izu-Ogasawara Trench, and Ryukyu Trench. These trenches reach depths of 8,000 meters, 9,300 meters, and 7,300 meters respectively, in the northern Pacific Ocean.

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