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.