“Deepest Fish Ever Filmed”

October 16, 2008

My friend Ethan sent me an NPR story today about the deepest fish ever filmed, the “snail fish” at over 7,700 kilometers under the sea. Scientists drop a submersible in the water from a boat, it drifts down five hours into the trench, and comes up with footage that they eagerly await. It’s interesting to me how the visual documentation (and video here, in particular) plays such a large role in proving the existence of species that are out of our reach.