Tag: deep-sea

New Species Discovered In Deep-Sea

Maritime biologists have exposed a new species of deep-sea fish in a deep ocean ditch which had previously been consideration to be unoccupied.The new snailfish species was establish in one of the Peru-Chile trench, livelihood at a depth of 7,000m (22,966ft) by a team of maritime biologists from Scotland, Japan and New Zealand.The creature is shaped like a tadpole with a large head, tiny eyes and fins, and is about 25 centimeters (10 inches) long. The ghostly-looking fish lives in a playing field black surroundings in very cold water.

Cusk-eels and large crustacean scavenger were also establishing living in the area, which is one of the deepest places on the planet. The biologists took 6,000 pictures during a three-week expedition to the ditch in the South East Pacific Ocean.

The assignment was part of a research project between the University of Aberdeen’s Ocean lab and the University of Tokyo’s Ocean Research Institute, supported by New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research (NIWA).”Our answer, which revealed diverse and plentiful species at depths before thought to be void of fish, will prompt a reorganize into marine populations at extreme depths. The journey was prompted by their discovery of snailfish known as Liparids inhabiting trench off of Japan and New Zealand in 2008 and 2009.

“To test whether these species would be found in all trenches, we frequent our experiment on the other side of the Pacific Ocean off Peru and Chile, some 6,000 miles (9,656km) from our last observations,” What we establish was that certainly there was another unique species of snailfish living at 7,000 metres – entirely new to science – which had never been caught or seen before.”

The creature will be named following it is officially confirmed as a new species.

King Crabs in Deep sea climbing to Antarctic Peninsula’s continent

Three-feet-wide red monsters that consume everything in their path — have invaded Antarctica. It’s similar to a view out of a sci-fi movie — thousands, perhaps millions, of king crabs are marching through icy, deep-sea waters and up the Antarctic incline.

“They are pending from the deep, somewhere between 6,000 to 9,000 feet down,”

The crabs live on starfish and sea urchins, and the majority of these animals are at the present gone.A pic (see below) taken by a remotely operate submersible shows that the crabs have previously occupied a basin in the Antarctic Peninsula’s continental shelf. The Pic footage also shows that the crabs “prod, gash and puncture” the sediment, changing natural process such as how organic matter is hidden. Researcher’s approximation there is a population of more than one million crabs in an undersea basin off the Antarctic Peninsula called the Palmer Deep.