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First time ever, caught on camera: World's deepest-dwelling ocean animal [five miles]
DailyMail.uk ^ | 08th October 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 10/08/2008 7:13:05 AM PDT by yankeedame

Caught on camera: The world's deepest-dwelling fish five miles under the ocean's surface

British scientists have filmed a species of fish said to be the deepest-dwelling ocean animal ever captured on camera. ...the ghostly white Hadal snail fish off Japan’s east coast at a depth of 7,700m....


Incredible: The snail fish survive in total darkness
at a depth where the pressure is equivalent to 1,600 elephants standing
on the roof of a Mini

...The hadal snailfish...are found below 3.7 miles...in total darkness, near-freezing temperatures and immense water pressure.

They feed on the thousands of tiny shrimp-like creatures that scavenge the carcasses of dead fish and detritus reaching the ocean floor.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: cryptozoology; hadal; hadalsnailfish; snailfish

1 posted on 10/08/2008 7:13:05 AM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame; glock rocks; fish hawk

I hear they taste just like chicken...


2 posted on 10/08/2008 7:16:32 AM PDT by tubebender (Why do we drive a on a Parkway but park on a Driveway)
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To: yankeedame

Damn democrats!


3 posted on 10/08/2008 7:17:20 AM PDT by Shellback Chuck
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To: yankeedame

Even these blind fish 3.7 miles beneath the ocean suface, living all their lives in the dark and freezing depths, know that Barack Obama is an America-hating Socialist.


4 posted on 10/08/2008 7:18:00 AM PDT by gridlock (The Democrats have attacked Motherhood. If they attack Baseball and Apple Pie, we got it made!)
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To: tubebender

probem is, you’d have to sit on the ocean floor (which would make your body implode) to eat them, because if you bring them to the surface, they’d prolly explode due to the change in pressure.


5 posted on 10/08/2008 7:20:08 AM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: gridlock

???


6 posted on 10/08/2008 7:21:22 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: yankeedame

confused.

what would a mini and 1600 elephants be doing on the ocean bottom. please explain.


7 posted on 10/08/2008 7:21:32 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: yankeedame

All of them are white. Are they some form of segregationist species? (White segregationists - sounds like Democrats!)


8 posted on 10/08/2008 7:22:08 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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And Today on Iron Chef


9 posted on 10/08/2008 7:25:24 AM PDT by isaiah55version11_0 (For His Glory)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Lower than whale s**t = democrat.


10 posted on 10/08/2008 7:25:32 AM PDT by Shellback Chuck
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To: beebuster2000

The elephants aren’t on the ocean bottom. They are standing on the roof of the mini.


11 posted on 10/08/2008 7:26:54 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Shellback Chuck

Don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel.


12 posted on 10/08/2008 7:27:35 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: yankeedame

Even a blind Hadal snail fish can find a (whale) nut.


13 posted on 10/08/2008 7:30:51 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: webschooner
probem is, you’d have to sit on the ocean floor (which would make your body implode) to eat them, because if you bring them to the surface, they’d prolly explode due to the change in pressure.

I can see the Japanese adopting exploding fish as a delicacy. They'll keep them in pressurized containers right up till the moment they're served, then they open the container and BOOM. Everybody gets to pick sashimi off the walls and ceiling. And each other.

14 posted on 10/08/2008 7:31:56 AM PDT by dbwz (It's not about women; it's about control.)
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To: dbwz

That wouldn’t be the strangest thing I’d ever eaten at a Japanese restaurant.


15 posted on 10/08/2008 7:34:26 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Clinging bitterly to religion and guns. My Bible cover has a holster on the back.)
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To: yankeedame

Very cool.


16 posted on 10/08/2008 7:35:18 AM PDT by rintense (Chuck Norris wears Sarah Palin pajamas.)
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To: CholeraJoe
And color me NOT surprised to hear that, LOL...

But now you do have to share an experience. :-)

17 posted on 10/08/2008 7:38:05 AM PDT by dbwz (It's not about women; it's about control.)
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To: dbwz
Eating sashimi off each other?

Already been done.

18 posted on 10/08/2008 7:42:22 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: yankeedame

I say we deep fry a couple and see what they taste like.


19 posted on 10/08/2008 7:42:49 AM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: yankeedame

And when the flash went off, they all held their fins to their eyes and exclaimed, "Aw, man, HARSH, warn us next time!!!"

20 posted on 10/08/2008 7:43:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: dbwz

I went to a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles and after several bottles of sake and some ordinary sushi, the chefs thought they would play with the two round-eyed boys. They started bringing out stuff that was still wiggling, sliced it up and served it with raw quail’s eggs broken over the top. We ate it to laughter from the chefs, paid up, said, “Domo arigato” and slinked out.


21 posted on 10/08/2008 7:44:06 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Clinging bitterly to religion and guns. My Bible cover has a holster on the back.)
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To: yankeedame

That’s 782 Bars!


22 posted on 10/08/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Old Professer
That’s 782 Bars!

And I had at least one beer in every single bar!

23 posted on 10/08/2008 8:08:34 AM PDT by Ignatz (Why not enjoy the occasional swede?)
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To: ArrogantBustard

No, I’m sorry. That looks artfully arranged.

I’m talking fish explosions here.


24 posted on 10/08/2008 8:11:12 AM PDT by dbwz (It's not about women; it's about control.)
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To: CholeraJoe

Did you ever find out what the wiggly stuff was?


25 posted on 10/08/2008 8:12:28 AM PDT by dbwz (It's not about women; it's about control.)
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To: dbwz

I believe it was sea urchin, but I’m not sure.


26 posted on 10/08/2008 8:16:17 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Clinging bitterly to religion and guns. My Bible cover has a holster on the back.)
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To: beebuster2000
what would ... 1600 elephants be doing on the ocean bottom. please explain.

If the elephants were McCain's campaign strategists they'd be looking for their, uh, source of testosterone.

27 posted on 10/08/2008 8:22:17 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: CholeraJoe

Blechhh. Good thing you had the sake. ;-)


28 posted on 10/08/2008 8:23:48 AM PDT by dbwz (It's not about women; it's about control.)
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To: dbwz

LOL, good point, and they would charge thousands for the exclusive experience ... and an extra premium if you want to uh ... remove the sashimi from smokin’ babes.


29 posted on 10/08/2008 8:26:52 AM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: gridlock

LOL.


30 posted on 10/08/2008 9:54:00 AM PDT by Defiant (With Barney Frank, a reach across the aisle just becomes a reach-around.)
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To: yankeedame
The snail fish survive in total darkness at a depth where the pressure is equivalent to 1,600 elephants standing on the roof of a Mini

But I bet if you took 1600 elephants and had them step on this fish it would squish like a bug.

31 posted on 10/08/2008 9:55:24 AM PDT by Defiant (With Barney Frank, a reach across the aisle just becomes a reach-around.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
The elephants aren’t on the ocean bottom. They are standing on the roof of the mini.

So, why is the mini on the bottom of the ocean, with all those elephants on it?

32 posted on 10/08/2008 9:56:45 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
So, why is the mini on the bottom of the ocean, with all those elephants on it?

It's not on the bottom either. It is sitting on the backs of three turtles.

33 posted on 10/08/2008 10:23:16 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Lazamataz

Hey Laz!

Welcome back!


34 posted on 10/08/2008 10:47:01 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money ("I'm not voting for McCain... I'm voting for Sarah Palin in November.")
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To: dragonblustar; Justice Department

Sounds like “tiny shrimp-like creatures” are the deepest dwellers. :’)


35 posted on 10/08/2008 2:11:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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36 posted on 10/08/2008 2:27:58 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: yankeedame

They look like half formed young. Wouldn’t it be something if these were just the babies and they grow into monsters the scientists have not spotted yet.


37 posted on 10/08/2008 2:33:21 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: dragonblustar

Hey Dragonblustar and fellow crypto fans.. Tonight on Monsterquest should be the second part to the Giant Squid episode that was brodcast earlier this year. Also I believe next weeks episode will have the Monsterquest team go back to that bigfoot area in Canada that was their best show so far last year..(IMOO)...


38 posted on 10/08/2008 2:42:13 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan (An American in Miami)
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To: yankeedame

39 posted on 10/08/2008 3:02:58 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/invertebrates-animals/octopus-and-squid/octopus_giant_kills_shark.html?source=sem_G2101c&s_kwcid=ContentNetwork|2681218157&kwid=ContentNetwork|2681218157


40 posted on 10/08/2008 3:06:34 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: FreedomFerret

keep in mind the pressure at that depth. The fish are seriously compressed. When brought to the surface they expand. If you eat them on the bottom, by the time you surface, you may never neetd to eat again.


41 posted on 10/08/2008 3:10:53 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: yankeedame
the pressure is equivalent to 1,600 elephants standing on the roof of a Mini

I'm sick of these crazy Metric units.

42 posted on 10/08/2008 3:16:19 PM PDT by Sloth (Pontius Pilate voted 'present'; Barrabas was community organizer.)
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To: dbwz

lolz


43 posted on 10/08/2008 4:03:44 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Sounds like “tiny shrimp-like creatures” are the deepest dwellers. :’)"

Yup - and an occasional Rolex


44 posted on 10/08/2008 4:12:17 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: yankeedame
have filmed a species of fish said to be the deepest-dwelling ocean animal ever captured on camera

They feed on the thousands of tiny shrimp-like creatures that scavenge the carcasses of dead fish and detritus reaching the ocean floor.

So I'm guessing they can't photograph the shrimp that ALSO dwell at this depth.

45 posted on 10/08/2008 8:50:29 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: dbwz

From the makers of Crunchy Frog?


46 posted on 10/08/2008 8:58:41 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: weegee

Funny you should mention. For a limited time, you get a free Crunchy Frog with your order of Exploding Hadal. Don’t forget to tip your waitress!


47 posted on 10/08/2008 9:24:57 PM PDT by dbwz (It's not about women; it's about control.)
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To: Shellback Chuck

Ultimate bottom feeders = lawyers.


48 posted on 10/10/2008 10:48:14 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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