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The deepest known fish in the ocean

The deepest known fish in the ocean

Fish, New Species November 29, 2017 at 9:35 am

The recently discovered Mariana snailfish has been named the deepest known fish in the ocean.  It thrives at depths of around 8,000 meters (26,000 feet) along the Mariana Trench near Guam. It is a small scaleless and translucent fish.  In a series of dives in 2014 and 2017, a small team of researchers from the U.S. and U.K. dropped special traps into the depths of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean in order to catch the fish at the extreme depths.  The traps—equipped with specialist cameras—emerged with incredible footage of the new species, as well as 37 other fish over the courseRead More

A new crab genus discovered by a US marine-turned citizen scientist

A new crab genus discovered by a US marine-turned citizen scientist

Celebrity Taxa, Citizen Science, Crustaceans, New Species January 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm

A US marine-turned citizen scientist is honored with the discovery of a new genus of crab, found in Guam.  The tiny crab’s name also refers to the Harry Potter character Professor Severus Snape. Photo: Jose C. E. Mendoza; CC-BY 4.0