Giant rare deep-sea fish captured in the Pacific Ocean

(ORDO NEWS) — Japanese researchers reported that they were able to capture a giant rare deep-sea fish in the Pacific Ocean.

This fish was discovered a few years ago in Suruga Bay in central Japan and was identified as a new species last year. So far, only six individuals have been caught or photographed, and little is known about them.

Researchers at the Japan Marine Science and Technology Agency said the footage was taken by a camera installed at a depth of 2,000 meters in the sea last October, about 100 kilometers southwest of Hachijojima Island in Tokyo.

According to them, the estimated length of the fish is 2 meters 53 centimeters. This is almost double the size of the largest fish found in Suruga Bay.

The footage shows the black fish slowly approaching the bait basket, chasing away other fish in the vicinity and biting into the basket.

The researchers said they believe the fish may be found in the deepest deep seas in a wide area of ​​the North Pacific Ocean, as they have already confirmed its presence in two locations.

Agency spokesman Fujiwara Yoshihiro said he was surprised by the size of the fish. According to him, much is still unknown about the depths of the sea.


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