OCT 03, 2018 07:29 PM PDT

These Weird Fish Live in Some of the Deepest Parts of the Ocean

While animal researchers are reasonably well-rounded about the types of species residing at mild depths, we still have a lot to learn about what inhabits the ocean’s most extreme depths.

An international team of researchers wanted to learn more, and so they explored some of the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean to study the wildlife that lives there. Their research led them to a point in the Pacific Ocean just East of Australia; there, they scanned the ocean floor more than 2.5 miles below the surface.

Upon conducting their research, the team discovered a bevy of new species that were previously unknown to science. This video goes over some of the most captivating, including crabs, fish, and octopuses, among others.

There are likely many more undiscovered species lurking at the deepest and darkest corners of the ocean, but it’s challenging to study them because of the immense pressures and lack of sunlight there. Fortunately, advancements in technology are making it more accessible, so we can expect to see more eureka moments just like this one in the future.

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  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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