Scientists Capture Record-Breaking Footage Of The World’s Deepest Fish

Scientists from Australia and Japan have set two new records during a recent deepwater expedition.

According to a press release from The University of Western Australia, the research expedition began in August 2022 as a collaboration between scientists from Australia and Japan.

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During the expedition, scientists were able to set a world record for the deepest fish ever caught on film. Beyond that, they were able to set a world record for the deepest fish ever captured!

The press release explains that the expedition is part of a 10-year plan that kicked off in 2022 to explore the Japan, Izu-Ogasawara, and Ryukyu trenches that boast depths of 7,300m to 9,300m (23,950 feet-30,512 feet).

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While exploring the Izu-Ogasawara trench, scientists happened to film the deepest record of a fish, a snailfish species of the genus Pseudoliparis. The fish was filmed at a depth of 8,336m (27349).

Just days later, scientists managed to catch two fish, Pseudoliparis belyaevi (snailfish), 8,022m (26,319 feet) below the surface. The fish are the first to be collected from depths greater than 8,000m.

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The breakthrough discovery could lead to interesting scientific finds, as humans can learn a little more about life under the sea.

You can see footage of the fish in the video below:

How neat is that?

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