A century ago, no one believed life could exist in the deep sea. What living thing could survive utter darkness or in water so cold only the salt kept it from freezing? And what fish could withstand water pressure up to 16,000 pounds per square inch?
Today we know the deep sea teems with life—and it looks like nothing else on our planet. Over the next week, Dashburst will take a look. Just imagine yourself diving into the deep—feel that brush against the back of your neck?
The blobfish has no need for muscle—it floats just above the sea floor gobbling whatever edible matter floats its way. Described as a “gelatinous mass,” its flesh is only slightly denser than water.
Depth: Up to a mile
Some are jet black or transparent with glowing organs which attract prey.
This eel can grow up to 6’ long and, like a snake, it can swallow animals larger than itself. The Gulper Eel is sometimes called a pelican eel as it can store food in its lower jaw.
Aka: Harriotta raleighana
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