Amazing life in the Mariana Trench

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    A compilation of video footage captured from the University of Aberdeen’s Hadal-Lander in the Mariana Trench from 5000m to 10,545 m deep. The large fish inhabit the shallower depth (5000 to 6500m) are rat-tails, cusk eels and eel pouts. At the mid depths (6500 to 8000m) are the supergiant amphipods and the small pink snailfish. The fragile snailfish at 8145m is now the deepest living fish. At depth greater than 8500m, only large swarms of small scavenging amphipods are visible. The footage was taken during the HADES-M cruise on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Research Vessel ‘Falkor’.

    Copyright SOI/HADES/University of Aberdeen (Dr. Alan Jamieson)

    0:02 - Scavenging rat-tail eats bait at 5040m deep
    0:15 - Large cusk eels at 4998m
    0:23 - Large Decapod shrimps at 6010m
    0:27 - Large cusk eel, called Bassozetus feeds at bait at 5040m
    0:35 - A rat-tail, a cusk eel and an eel pout at 5040m
    0:40 - A large cusk eel called Barathrites feeding at bait at 5040m
    0:48 - A large supergiant amphipod approaching bait and starting to feed at 6141m
    1:05 - Two large supergiant amphipod, one of which is being attached by cusk eels at 6141m
    1:22 - Rat-tails, decapods, supergiants and snailfish at 7012m
    1:31 - New species of snailfish at 7485m
    1:40 - New deepest fish record of fragile snailfish at 8145m, with swarms of normal amphipods
    1:58 - Swarms of amphipods in the second deepest place on Earth, The Sirena Deep at 10,545m deep
     
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    Cool stuff.
     
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    1:50 - Deep water reggiefish

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    Trippy! How flippin' strong do those things have to be to operate at that pressure? Or am I misunderstanding the physics?
     
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    the large supergiant amphipod looks pretty weird
     
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    I was thinkin the same thing. Crazy stuff there. Next time you see a plane up in the sky, thats about how deep that shit is! Amazing.
     
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    Trippy and awesome.
     
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    Now there's an ugly fish/....
     
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    As long as the pressure inside the animal is the same as the pressure on the outside, nothing happens. That's why SCUBA divers can dive deep because the pressure in the tank equals the water pressure when they inhale.

    The problem arises when the vessels such as those that Don Walsh and Jim Cameron used had a pressure on the outside that was not equal to the pressure on the inside.
     
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    That's what I was thinking! But I'm not some kinda rocket-surgeon
     
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    What the hell are they using for bait? Heroin?
     
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    It's the same reason we don't get crushed by the tons of air above us. Pressure equalization.
     
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    Deep sea reality is weirder than science fiction.