Scientists captured footage of a fish swimming at an incredible depth in the water, making it the deepest observation of its kind ever made.
The species, a type of snailfish in the genus Pseudoliparis, was recorded swimming at an altitude of 8,336 meters. (27,349ft).
It was captured by an autonomous “lander” launched into Japan’s Izu-Ogasawara Trench.
According to the lead scientist, the snailfish could be at or very near to the maximum depth at which any fish can survive.
The prior deepest fish observation was made at 8,178m in the Mariana Trench, further south in the Pacific. As a result, this discovery breaks the depth mark by 158m.