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Scientists Discover Deepest Fish Ever in the Ocean

There is actually a reason why it looks like a tadpole.


The ocean is packed with various living creatures, some we already know about while others are still being discovered. It is true, however, that there are deeper parts in the ocean where living seems impossible for these creatures. Apart from having no light and the cold temperature, the pressure will just crush almost anything in it, right?

Well apparently, that’s not really accurate. There is actually life in the far down. The creature is even deemed the world’s “deepest fish.” This was recently discovered by a group of scientists probing the famous Mariana Trench. With its unfathomable depth, most would definitely assume that there is no place for living creatures there. But we’ve all been proven wrong.

Here is a specimen of the snailfish the researchers obtained.

The researchers from the University of Hawaii, the University of Washington, and the Newcastle University have discovered the said fish. It is capable of swimming over 26,000 feet below the surface (over 5 miles down). Dubbed the Mariana snailfish, the researchers gave it a scientific name – Pseudoliparis Swirei.

Mackenzie Gerringer, lead author of the new study, was quoted saying,

This is the deepest fish that’s been collected from the ocean floor, and we’re very excited to have an official name.

“They don’t look very robust or strong for living in such an extreme environment, but they are extremely successful,” added Gerringer.

It seems the fish does not have the same impressive looks as anglerfish and other deep-sea dwellers. Heck, it can even be compared to a slimy tadpole. Interestingly, its anatomy is required for it to exist at the deepest point of the ocean.

Make no mistake, however. The Mariana snailfish is not a squishy prey animal. It is rather a dominant predator. But considering how little the competition down there, it is likely for the fish to hunt shellfish and other invertebrates.

Another author of the study, Thomas Linley, said that snailfishes learned to go deeper than other creatures through adaptation. And with that, they are freed from any inconvenience coming from other predators. The funnel shape of the trench, in particular, gives them enough food to eat.

Gerringer exclaimed:

It’s amazing to see what lives there. We think of it as a harsh environment because it’s extreme for us, but there’s a whole group of organisms that are very happy down there.

The fish has features that enable it to survive crushing pressures and oppressive darkness.

With this discovery, scientists are now more geared towards discovering whatever mystery there is in the inhospitable realm. It is very likely for more future expeditions to happen, all of which, we can expect, will likely lead to more discoveries of bizarre organisms.

Check out the footage from the researchers below!

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Heartbreaking Video Shows A Starving Polar Bear Clinging To Life On Ice-less Land

The polar bear is weak and starving, with no food available nearby.

Many are still debating on whether climate change is real. A new heartbreaking video has emerged, showing a starving polar bear rummaging for food on iceless land.

Paul Nicklen, a photographer from the conservation group Sea Legacy, visited Baffin Island in summer when they came across a chilling scene - a starving polar bear clinging to its life. The obviously malnourished and thin polar bear dragged its feet as it wandered, looking for food. According to Nicklen, he has already seen thousands of polar bears in the past...

However, this is the first time he felt sad seeing a heart-wrenching sight.

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Eight Donkeys Arrested And Detained In India For Eating Flowers

India’s prison had the most unusual inmates.

A prison in India had the most peculiar inmates detained for a couple of days. While we usually see human criminals behind the bars, the Orai Prison had eight donkeys locked up for a crime ridiculously unimaginable.

Eight donkeys were paroled last week from a jail in Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. According to reports, the asses were placed under mandatory detention after they devoured real expensive plants that were supposed to be placed on display at the Orai Prison. The head of the jail, RK Mishra said:

“These donkeys had destroyed some very expensive plants which our senior officer had arranged for planting inside jail and despite warnings the owner let loose his animals here so we detained the donkeys.”

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Spiders Can Eat All Humans In The World In Just A Year, Scientists Say

Scientists share a terrifying possibility saying spiders can eat the entire human race in just a year.

Science is slowly uncovering all the terrifying facts about the creatures in the world through research and experiments. And the most recent revelation has something to do with the allies of Peter Parker. Apparently, Spiderman is the only crawler who has the intention to save humanity with the rest of his “kind” being possibly the one to cause our extinction.

A new research carried out by Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland and Klaus Birkhofer from the Lund University in Sweden claims that all spiders in the world combined can totally wipe out the human race in just a year. Their findings were published earlier this month in the journal, Science of Nature.

Scientists say spiders can eat the entire human race.

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