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Originally posted by Hidden
Nice ball!!!But it's imposible to plunge to such depth.So....
Beebe himself identified many new life forms. On one dive, he observed a large fish at 1,500 feet that he had never seen before. It was at least two feet long, without lights or luminosity, and had a small eye, a large mouth, and a long, wide, filamentous pectoral fin. He called it the pallid sailfin, with the scientific name Bathyembryx istiophasma, which is Greek for a fish that comes from the abyss and swims with ghostly sails.
The strange fish was at least two feet in length, wholly without lights orluminosity, with a small eye and goodsized mouth. Later, when it shifted alittle backwards I saw a long, rather wide, but evidently filamentous pectoralfin. The two most unusual things were first, the color, which, in the light, wasan unpleasant pale, olive drab, the hue of water-soaked flesh, an unhealthybuff. It was a color worthy of these black depths, like the sickly sprouts ofplants in a cellar. Another strange thing was its almost tailless condition, thecaudal fin being reduced to a tiny knob or button, while the vertical fins,taking its place, rose high above and stretched far beneath the body, these finsalso being colorless. I missed its pelvic fins and its teeth, if it had any, whilesuch things as nostrils and ray counts were, of course, out of the question.There is a small family of deep-sea fish known as Cetomimidæ, andsomewhere in or close to this the strange apparition belongs. Only threespecies are known, and only twenty-four individuals have so far been captured,sixteen of which have been in our own deep nets drawn through these verywaters. I have called the fish we saw the Pallid Sailfin, and am naming itBathyembryx istiophasma, which is a Grecian way of saying that it comes fromdeep in the abyss and swims with ghostly sails.
Link www.google.co.uk...:doAJNk7Gn7MJ:188.8.131.52/teachers/ballard/primarysources/docs/164.pdf+pallid+sailfin+%22pallid+sailfin%22&hl =en
All so he published a book in 1934 titled Half Mile Down
I hope this helps
[edit on 13-12-2004 by switchblade]
Originally posted by liquidskin
Umm I don't ever rember stateing on here that....that was the deppest ever dove. Im just saying that its really F**king deep!