‘Gel-like’ see-through fish discovered 7.5km down on Pacific ocean floor

The Atacama snailfish was discovered in abundance at a depth of 7,500 metres in the Atacama trench in the Pacific ocean. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

NEWCASTLE, 18 SEPTEMBER 2018 (AFP) – Scientists have discovered three new species of “hardcore” fish living in one of the deepest parts of the ocean, the see-through, scale-free creatures perfectly adapted to conditions that would instantly kill most life on Earth. An international team of researchers used state-of-the-art underwater cameras to find the new fish […]

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