Researchers discover New Species of Fish beneath Ocean Surface

Researchers discover New Species of Fish beneath Ocean Surface

According to researchers from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom, they have discovered new species of fish beneath the surface of ocean. The research team said that the new species have been found about 5 miles under the ocean surface.

Alan Jamieson from the University of Aberdeen said, “This really deep fish did not look like anything we had seen before, nor does it look like anything we know of. It is unbelievably fragile, with large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog”.

The researchers have made the discovery in the North Pacific Ocean’s the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest part of the world's oceans. According to the researchers, the new species of the fish were never seen before. According to a report of the Discovery Channel, about six year ago, a team of scientists had discovered a new kind of fish swimming at depths of about 4.75 miles.

The researchers had used unmanned lander technology complete with cameras to explore the deepest place on earth. They had captured a video footage of about 100 hours, which has featured the discovery of the new species of fish.

While talking to ABC news, Jamieson said that the researchers are confident that the new fish they have found is a snailfish, but it is definitely a new species. According to the researcher, the fish that they have found is about 20 centimeters in length. Now, they have planned to conduct further studies to find more about the fish.

Timothy Shank, director of Aberdeen’s Oceanlab program, said that the researchers will soon be able to catch a sample of the fish to know more about it. According to Shank, the researchers plan to capture the deep-sea living fish to carry on with the research projects.