Deepest fish [Observed]

Last updated: October 2, 2017 at 4:34 am

During his record dive aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste on January 23, 1960, Jacques Piccard reported seeing a fish on the sea floor at the deepest known spot in the world, the Challenger Deep, 10,916 m (35,814 ft). “Lying on the bottom just beneath us was some type of flatfish, resembling a sole, about 30 cm (1 ft) long and 15 cm (6 in.) across. Even as I saw him, his two round eyes on top of his head… here apparently, was a true, bony teleost fish, not a primitive ray or elasmobranch… slowly, this flatfish swam away.” From: Seven Miles Down: The Story of the Bathyscaphe Trieste (1961) by J. Piccard and R. S. Dietz. pp. 172-174. Published by the Putnam, New York.


EDITOR’S NOTE
The deepest point of the Challenger Deep is deeper than the depth reached by the bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960.
SOURCE:
Seven Miles Down: The Story of the Bathyscaphe Trieste (1961) by J. Piccard and R. S. Dietz. pp. 172-174. Published by the Putnam, New York.

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Jeffrey Gallant

Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac & Book of Records. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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