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Snailfish: how we found a new species in one of the ocean’s deepest places

From an unmanned submersible, protected by a casing of stainless steel almost an inch thick and a window made from super strong sapphire crystal, we can observe the life that thrives at our planet’s most extreme and…

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Thanks to technology and sheer material strength, we can temporarily trespass into this high pressure environment.

Psu 1aBut in stark contrast to the robust deep sea imaging equipment we rely on, the creatures our camera records look extremely fragile.

Four-and-a-half miles beneath our research vessel, which was floating on the surface of the Pacific Ocean, we…

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