Most snailfish dwelling within the deepest ocean realm generally known as the hadal zone are ghostly white with tiny eyes. However a newly described species has massive eyes and is extremely blue
21 October 2022
Greater than 7000 metres beneath the ocean’s floor in a trench off the western coast of South America, a vivid blue fish swims in limitless darkness.
The species has now been described by scientists for the primary time, and its discovery could yield clues on how fish dwelling within the deepest a part of the planet have developed a way of life to suit their excessive setting.
In 2018, Thomas Linley at Newcastle College within the …