Tag: Mariana Trench

Top 10 New Species List 2018 Spotlight: This 4-Inch Fish Is Top Predator Of The Ocean Floor

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

Plastic Bags Pollute Even The Deepest Part Of The Ocean

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

Mariana Snailfish: Here’s A Look At The Deepest-Dwelling Fish In The Ocean

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

High Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Marine Animals In Deepest Ocean Trenches

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

New Baleen Whale Call Discovered In Mariana Trench

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

Source Of Mysterious Metallic Sound Heard In Mariana Trench Identified

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

NOAA Live Video Streams Reveal Secrets Of Mariana Trench

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

Discovery of New Jellyfish Species In Mariana Trench Proves There Is Much To Know About The World’s Oceans

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

Space Jellyfish? NOAA Captures Video Of New Species That Looks Like An Alien Spaceship

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

Ghostly Snailfish Spotted Swimming at World Record Depth in Mariana Trench [Video]

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

New Fish Discovered Lurking in Depths of Mariana Trench

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

Richard Branson Has Put DeepFlight Challenger Project 'On Ice' For Now

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

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