A small, translucent snailfish is one of the most interesting finds on the top 10 new species list for 2018. The Mariana snailfish, or Pseudoliparis swirei, lives at up to 26,200 feet deep in the ocean.
Animals May 24, 2018
A new study found that plastic bags have reached the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth. Most of this debris is comprised of disposable single-use trash such as plastic bottles and utensils.
Earth/Environment May 13, 2018
An international team of researchers discovered a new species of snailfish, which they now call by its scientific name: Pseudoliparis swirei. For the first time, the team described the new species in a recently published paper.
Animals November 29, 2017
PCB, a toxic chemical banned in the 1970s, was found in crustaceans living in the Mariana Trench. The level of contamination in these marine animals is 50 times higher compared with that of crabs in one of China's most polluted rivers.
Earth/Environment February 14, 2017
The mysterious sound researchers recorded in Mariana Trench is likely a new baleen whale call. The sound resembles the 'Star Wars' sound produced by dwarf minke whales in Australia.
Animals December 19, 2016
Scientists have identified the possible source of the mysterious sound resembling that of 'Star Wars' sound effects heard in Mariana trench. Where does this bizarre noise come from?
Earth/Environment December 16, 2016
A livestream of the NOAA's Mariana Trench exploration reveals never-before-seen happenings in the deep ocean from April 20 to July 10. The new species hydromedusa jellyfish is just one of so many fascinating finds.
Earth/Environment May 7, 2016
NOAA researchers have found a new species of deep-sea jellyfish during an expedition to the Marian Trench. Its discovery helps prove the idea that there more things people don't know about the Earth's oceans.
Animals May 3, 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spotted an alien-looking jellyfish during the first leg of its deep-sea mission at the Mariana Trench. The jellyfish is believed to be from the genus Crossota.
Animals May 1, 2016
A previously unknown snailfish with translucent body was filmed by the deep diving vehicle Hadal-Lander and is now the record holder for the world's deepest dwelling fish thriving at 8,200 meters below the surface.
Animals December 20, 2014
Previously unknown species of fish found living more than 26,000 feet beneath the ocean's surface. That's a record for fish depth, researchers say.
Animals December 19, 2014
Virgin Galactic is scrapping its five ocean dive plans with its DeepFlight Challenger, which was supposed to bring aquanauts to the bottom of the ocean. A statement from the submarine's builder hinted why.
Animals December 16, 2014