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A UK-Japan team found the 17-strong shoal at depths of 7.7km (4.8 miles) in the Japan Trench in the Pacific - and captured the deep sea animals on film.
"No-one has ever seen fish alive at these depths before - you just never know what you are going to see when you get down there."
He told BBC News: "Nobody has really been able to look at these depths before - I think we will see some fish living much deeper."
Originally posted by Raud
I always loved the deep ocean research... Down there, the true secrets are hiding out. We know more about space than about the depts of the sea. I just find it so much more thrilling, and most of all, far more relevant than staring into the cosmos.
Why space exploration gets so much more funding than oceanic ones is a mystery to me. Are we not more interested about our own planet than possible other, millions of light years away? Apperntly not. That is just stupid...
Great thread! Keep it up!