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A team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will use the world's only full-ocean-depth, hybrid, remotely-operated vehicle, Nereus, and other advanced technology to find out. They will explore the Kermadec Trench at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
A study of the occurrence of fishes in the ocean's deepest reachesâ€”the hadal zone, below 6000 metersâ€”has provided evidence that some species of fishes are more numerous at such depths than experts had thought.
Evidence from the Challenger Deep â€“ the deepest surveyed point in the world's oceans â€“ suggests that tiny single-celled creatures called foraminifera living at extreme depths of more than ten kilometers build their homes using material that sinks down from near the ocean surface.
By GRAEME SMITH SCOTTISH scientists have filmed the world's deepest iving fish for the first time.
By Frank Urquhart A STAGGERING five miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists had been hoping, at best, to film a solitary fish able to exist in the deepest reaches of the world's seas.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.