The Deepest Living Fish Ever Captured On Video

November 30, 2017

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This is a video of the deepest living fish discovered so far, the Mariana snailfish (Pseudoliparis swirei). The Mariana snailfish can miraculously survive deeper than 7,485 meters (24,557 feet, ~4.65 miles) below the surface in the Mariana Trench, where the pressure is so great (~750-times the pressure at sea level) it gives me a headache just to think about. For reference, one time I swam down to the bottom of a 16-foot pool and it felt like my head was going to implode. It didn't, although I'm fairly certain it's been a little dented on one side ever since. And on my good side! "You don't have a good side." My butt is cool.

Keep going for a closeup of a Mariana snailfish (they kind of look like albino tadpoles), and the video.

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Thanks to Alex, who agrees Mother Nature needs to spend more time making mermaids and less on stuff like this.

  • Deksam

    The Asians are all like "Whang can we eat dat... rawr?
    "

  • Deksam

    I think is is pronounced `Lacist`...

    http://images6.fanpop.com/i...

  • Sarigar

    Those fish have literally never experienced light before. They've probably started a new snailfish religion by now.

  • Jenness

    So I saw what looks like a ghosty shrimp in that too, not just those fish - right? What is that thing that curls over the stick domahickey?

  • TheQiwiMan
  • steve holt

    Eeewwwwwww

  • Meh

    Can they get to the bottom nowadays? Isn't MT over 13 thousand meter deep?

  • GeneralDisorder

    The deepest manned submersible hit around 10,000 meters depth.

    Unmanned can presumably go deeper.

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