Latest Liparidae Stories

2010-07-02 00:41:24

New observations indicate that liparids dominate the deep A study of the occurrence of fishes in the ocean's deepest reaches"”the hadal zone, below 6000 meters"”has provided evidence that some species of fishes are more numerous at such depths than experts had thought. The authors of the study, which is published in the July/August issue of BioScience, observed 10 to 20 snailfish congregating at a depth of 7703 meters around a baited video lander in the Japan Trench. The...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

By GRAEME SMITH SCOTTISH scientists have filmed the world's deepest iving fish for the first time. They sent cameras deeper than ever before, nearly five miles (7.7km) beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean into one of the world's deepest ocean trenches, and found groups of highly sociable snailfish swarming over their bait. Project leader Dr Alan Jamieson, of Aberdeen University's Oceanlab, said: "We got some absolutely amazing footage from 7700 metres. [Of] more fish than we or...

2008-10-08 06:00:23

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. And they assumed anything they succeeded in capturing on film would almost certainly be a "monster" - a weird and ugly specimen similar to the shrivelled samples of deep-sea species preserved in the world's marine research institutes. But a team of marine biologists, led by scientists at...

2008-10-07 12:20:00

Scientists say they may have discovered the "deepest ever" living fish. The 17-strong shoal were found by a UK-Japan team at depths of 7.7km (4.8 miles) in the Japan Trench in the Pacific where they were able to capture them on film. The catch was made using remote-operated landers designed to withstand immense pressures to comb the world's deepest depths for marine life. The 30cm-long (12in), deep-sea fish were surprisingly "cute", according to Monty Priede from the University of Aberdeen...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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