Scientists in Japan have recorded the deepest fish ever documented. This marks the first time that fish have been captured below the depth of 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).
The vast and mysterious ocean holds countless secrets, and researchers from around the world are continuously making efforts to uncover the creatures that inhabit its depths. New discoveries are constantly being made, challenging our previous understanding of the limits of fish survival.
According to Guinness World Records, a juvenile Pseudoliparis snailfish of an unidentified species was captured on camera in the Izu-Ogasawara Trench off Japan, at a depth of 8,336 meters (27,349 feet) below the surface. Subsequently, researchers collected two other Pseudoliparis belyaevi snailfish from a depth of 8,022 meters in the Japan trench. This marks the first time that fish have been unequivocally captured from depths below 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).
This groundbreaking discovery was documented during a two-month survey on the research vessel DSV Pressure Drop by marine biologists from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT). A video showcasing the snailfish was shared by Guinness World Records on YouTube.
Take a look at the video below:
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