Deepest Fish On Film


In 2008 we reported on the 7700 meter record for filming fish, video above,  Using a remote lander, a group filmed Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis, a deep-water snailfish, found only in the Northwest Pacific between  6.1km to 7.5km deep.

Now this same group filmed swarms of the snailfish Notoliparis kermadecensis nibbling at bait 7560 meters, the deepest for a locality in the southern hemisphere. You can see that video here.

Of course all of this reminds me of…

Dr. M (1629 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





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5 comments on “Deepest Fish On Film
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  2. Fantastic fish footage (!!!) although I think you’ve dated yourself with the choice of music there :-)

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