Ghost Fish sighting

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The Mariana Trench, one of the last undiscovered places on earth holds many secrets.  Recently a new species of jellyfish was identified in the trench. Now news stories of the first sightings of the infamous Ghost Fish are circulating (2016).  This eel-like creature is roughly four inches in length. They appear tadpole-like tail, with white nearly translucent skin.  The eye size of this fish were very small,  unsurprisingly. Their bodies are gelatinous with no indication of scales.  The Ghost Fish is being heralded as a major discovery.

Ghost Fish

The fish belongs to the Aphyonida family but up until now, no member of that family had ever been observed alive.  Ghost Fish have been found dead and scientists were not able to learn much from them.  Luckily a recent research mission picked up the alive specimen on film at a depth of 8200 feet below sea level.  The living fish has started debate in the scientific community including where its main habit really is.

Ghost Fish

The Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific near Guam hosts the deepest place on planet earth.  Recently the area has been the focus of high profile voyages to conquer its deepest point, Challenger Deep.  The goals of this research are to answer important questions about Earth’s largest and least explored habitat.  Scientists want to understand the organisms that live there and how life adapts to these extreme conditions deep beneath the sea.

Learn more about this and other new discoveries by visiting the NOAA website

Additional Reading

If you enjoyed learning about the Ghost Fish, and would like to read more from this author, here are some suggestions.

R.J. Schwartz is the owner and creative force behind The Gypsy Thread website.  Use this link to go to the main page and explore articles on the unexplained, witchcraft, pagan history, and to find Full Moon and Pagan Rituals (all of which are free to use).

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