New Species Of Fish Is Found Off The Coast Of New Zealand

New Species Of Fish Is Found Off The Coast Of New Zealand
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A new species of fish that looks like nothing we’ve ever seen before has been discovered six miles deep off the coast of New Zealand, showing how gnarly evolution can be.

The new breed of eelpout fish was discovered by researchers who were searching the depths of the ocean near the Kermadec Islands, north of New Zealand.


The team from the University of Aberdeen’s Oceanlab discovered the rattail fish and large deep sea cusk eels at a depth that is further from the surface than the tip of Mount Everest.

“It’s always fantastic to discover new species of fish and to find a new type of eelpout is a massive success,” said Dr. Alan Jamieson.

“It’s even better for us because we spent most of the summer building the equipment that was used to find these fish and so it’s even more gratifying to have success.

“And now, between this and the previous two expeditions over the last 14 months, we have sampled from a depth range greater than Mount Everest is high.

“We are never quite sure what we will find on these expeditions to unchartered territories.

“We had set out to find out more about the deep sea fish communities and we were delighted to find both new species and new depth records for fish.

“But what we found was better than we expected and we can’t wait to get back out there in October for another expedition.”

The new specimens they discovered were brought to the National Fish Collection at the Museum of New Zealand.

James Gilbert | Elite.

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