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Scientists have discovered a deep-sea fish with feet! - video

How extraordinary creatures live in the unexplored depths of the seas and oceans, we can often only guess. After all, so far we have managed to uncover only a fraction of what is hidden under the surface of the water. Our imagination is stimulated by the species we discover, which astonish and amaze us with
Published: October 10, 2018 - 19:17
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 17:19
Scientists have discovered a deep-sea fish with feet! – video

How extraordinary creatures live in the unexplored depths of the seas and oceans, we can often only guess. After all, so far we have managed to uncover only a fraction of what is hidden under the surface of the water. Our imagination is stimulated by the species we discover, which astonish and amaze us with their structure, shape and evolutionary adaptations to live in an extremely demanding environment.

It is no wonder, then, that successive discoveries of species from the oceanic depths can arouse enormous interest and wonder in most people. Such is the case with the latest species located by American scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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During a search conducted by the Okeanos underwater vehicle, in the Mona Canyon off the coast of Puerto Rico, researchers on the NOAA expedition collected documentation of a fish walking on the bottom with legs that look like feet!

This species is the Pink Frogmouth, Chaunax pictus. It is a type of anglerfish that uses modified fins to “walk” on the sea floor.

[blockquote style=”2″]”This fish lived here so long that its fins turned into something more useful – feet. Helping it to move around on the bottom.”[/blockquote]

The Pink Frogmouth is found at depths between 200-978 metres and has been documented in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean. This unusual walking fish feeds exclusively on prawns.

Source: educateinspirechange.org

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