Natures wonders: deepest fish (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, December 19, 2014, 23:36 (1454 days ago) @ David Turell
edited by David Turell, Saturday, December 20, 2014, 00:32

The deepest swimming fish on Earth. How is it able to move under such pressure? It has a special chemical, trimethylamine oxide:

"Snailfish are known to thrive at extreme depths: another variety, Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis, previously held the undisputed record for deepest-living fish at 7703 meters. Handling the intense pressure of the deep sea is a challenge for most animals because it impedes muscles and nerves and bends proteins out of shape, disrupting the working of enzymes required for life."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/12/19/ghostly-new-fish-d...


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