Ukraine Boy Makes Amazing Long-Distance, Deep-Sea Discovery [Video]

World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

14-year-old Kirill Dudko from Ukraine has recently pointed scientists in Canada towards a remarkable discovery he made while watching their remote deep-sea cameras.

What he saw was the first-known video documentation of an elephant seal slurping up a hagfish off the bottom of the sea floor from an incredible depth of 2,933 feet.

Young Dudko is a young scientist obsessed with marine biology. He spends much of his time monitoring video feeds from cameras sitting on the sea-floor.

This particular video footage was filmed off the coast of Canada in the Pacific Ocean. The Ukrainian boy wrote to Neptune Canada after not being able to identify the mammal that slurped up the hagfish.

“Suddenly, a huge creature grabbed the hagfish,” Dudko wrote. “You know, it was like a horror film! This creature wasn’t a fish, and I realized it was a mammal because of its nose and mustache.”

Watch the clip to see the slurping female elephant seal in action.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Emily Arata

Father Finds Perfect Halloween Solution For Son Who Can’t Have Candy

Halloween isn’t exclusively about rotting haunted houses and ghouls. There’s a sweet side to the holiday, as shown by this father’s letter that dates back a couple years. The note, delivered to the man’s neighbors, explains that 8-year-old Fletcher has epilepsy. To prevent seizures, he must follow a strict diet that excludes candy. So little […]

World Sean Levinson

The Number Of Billionaires Has Doubled Since The Financial Crisis

There are more than twice the number of billionaires in existence today than during the 2009 financial crisis, a new report from a global charity has found. Oxfam’s statistics aim to show that inequality continues to grow, with the very rich gaining even more money while the very poor struggle to find available means to survive. Oxfam’s […]

World Sean Levinson

Teen Arrested After ISIS Allegedly Offers Him $25K To Bomb Vienna

Austrian police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who was reportedly offered $25,000 from the Islamic State to set off a series of explosions in Vienna. Two other Austrian teenagers suspected of having similar offers from the militant group are still at large, though police do not believe the three were working together. The boy, known only as […]

World Gillian Fuller

Four Killed In Flight Simulator When Airplane Crashes Into Their Building

Four people were killed Thursday morning when a small airplane crashed into a flight training center at Kansas’ Mid-Continent Airport. The twin-engine Beechcraft King Air B200 lost power immediately after takeoff and crashed into the airport’s FlightSafety center just before 10 am. Three people inside the building were killed, as well as the pilot, who was […]

World Emily Arata

Finally! The Scientific Reason Why Scratching Makes You Itch More

The blissful relief of scratching an insect bite is almost worth the brief pain and doubly intense itchiness that follows. A research team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that when you scratch something itchy, the brain releases mood-balancing serotonin to quell pain nerve signals coming from that spot. As the neurotransmitter travels […]

Also On Elite

World

ISIS Releases Video Showcasing Soldiers’ Intense Martial Arts Training

The Islamic State’s latest attempt at intimidation is a staged video of self-defense exercises complete with aerial kicks and karate belts. After standing in a line to be kicked in the chest, the militants in training perform an action scene filled with punching combinations, kicks and throws. They also demonstrate how to take apart an AK-47 […]

World

ISIS Stoops To New Gruesome Lows, Crucifying Teen And Beheading Baby

The Islamic State appears to have crucified a 17-year-old boy in Syria, murdering him and leaving him on a cross for three days. An image has surfaced of the teen hanging with a sign around his neck in what’s believed to be the center of Raqqa, where severed heads are often placed upon the tops of […]

Dating

9 Old School Dating Habits That Need To Make A Comeback ASAP

Damn you, Internet! The web has made so many things easier, like video calling your parents to chat, buying useless things from the comfort of your home and looking at photos of women who forgot to put on clothes. The Internet has also arguably changed modern communication — and not necessarily for the better. How […]

LOL Lists

15 Architectural Failures That Prove Not Everyone Should Build Things (Photos)

If you’ve ever used Craigslist to hire a guy with no credentials to come to your house and “fix” something that broke two hours after he left, you’ve probably realized the dangers of hiring an unqualified construction professional. Unfortunately, even professionals can make mistakes, and there is no shortage of buildings and structures out there […]