New Ghostly Fish Found in Record Breaking Depths of Mariana Trench
A new strange-looking species of fish was found in the depths of the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on the planet. The University of Hawaii researchers, who found the fish swimming at a record breaking depth of 26,715 feet, believe it to be a new species of snailfish. The ghostly fish has what "looks like a wet tissue paper floating behind it" and a snout that "looks like a cartoon dog." Though deep-sea fish have higher levels of trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) to withstand pressure mounts, scientists say they should not have enough TMAO in their cells to withstand the depth where the ghost fish was found.
By Jordan Moses
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