Saturday, February 09, 2013

New fish from New Zealand

Every once in a while, it's important to remind ourselves we're still finding stuff.  Take this eelpout. Please.  A decent-sized fish by deepsea standards.
Dr. Alan Jamieson sent a press release that celebrated the find and added, "A voyage such as this is testament to how feasible scientific research in the deep sea has become. It is no longer the inaccessible, out of reach, part of the world it once was. The technological challenges of the past no longer exist.." it's hard to agree the challenges no longer exist. A world of complete darkness and crushing pressures is always going to be a challenge.  But we're getting better.  

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