Deepest fish video

By | 2018-01-03T01:46:08+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Records, Underwater Imaging|

Deepest fish video

Last updated: January 3, 2018 at 1:46 am

8,178 m (26,831 ft) – 2017. Marine scientists from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology recorded video footage of the Mariana snailfish (Pseudoliparis swirei) in the Mariana Trench. The researchers obtained the images using a lander robot launched by JAMSTEC’s research vessel Kairei. The Mariana snailfish (Pseudoliparis swirei) was first filmed by the University of Aberdeen’s Oceanlab in 2014 (see below).

PREVIOUS RECORD: 8,152 m (26,745 ft) – 2017. Marine scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences recorded video footage of a lionfish in the Yap Trench.

PREVIOUS RECORD: 8,145 m (26,722 ft) – 2014. Marine scientists from the University of Aberdeen’s Oceanlab recorded video footage of the Mariana snailfish (Pseudoliparis swirei) in the Mariana Trench. The researchers obtained the images using the UK’s deepest diving vehicle, the Hadal-Lander.


EDITOR’S NOTE
The deepest fish on video is not the deepest fish ever observed nor the deepest fish collected.
SOURCE:
JAMSTEC Press Release
Gerringer, Mackenzie & Linley, Thomas & J. JAMIESON, ALAN & Goetze, Erica & Drazen, Jeffrey. (2017). Pseudoliparis swirei sp. Nov.: A newly-discovered hadal snailfish (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Mariana Trench. Zootaxa. 4358. 161. 10.11646/zootaxa.4358.1.7.
Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen | Mariana Trench – 8145m – New Snailfish (2014) | YouTube

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Jeffrey Gallant

Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. 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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