The Deepest Living Fish Ever Captured On Video

November 30, 2017


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.


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`...

  • 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


  • 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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