techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com September 20, 2018


Snailfish: New species of ghost-like ocean predator found in Pacific

14 September 2018, 10:57 | Edward Lowe

Atacama snailfish cluster around a fish left as bait. Credit Newcastle University

Atacama snailfish cluster around a fish left as bait. Credit Newcastle University

A massive worldwide team consisting of 40 scientists launched an expedition to one of the deepest places on Earth.

One of three new species of snailfish recently discovered in the Atacama Trench.

Provisional data indicate that there are three new species related to the family of the snailfish of the Marianas (or slugs of the Liparidaefamily ), whose first specimens were discovered in the Mariana Trench.

"These fish are part of the Liparidae family and do not conform to the preconceived stereotypical image of what a deep-sea fish should look like", England's Newcastle University, which joined the expedition, wrote in a news statement Monday. Instead of enormous teeth and imperiled frame, the fish that maneuver in the deepest path of the ocean are small, translucent, stripped of scales and are highly proficient of residing where other sea animals can not.

BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Tickets Now Available; Includes an Exclusive Overwatch Sombra Skin
Fans who do not purchase the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket can tune in to the opening ceremony and live esports streams for free. Sombra is the third hero to receive a new skin for BlizzCon, with Bastion and Winston getting skins in previous years.

'There is something about the snailfish that allows them to adapt to living very deep, ' says Dr Thomas Linley of Newcastle University.

Snailfish live nearly 8,000 meters deep and their bodies are so fragile that they melt when they are caught. "They seem to be quite active and look very well-fed".

Researchers also filmed "astonishingly rare" footage of long-legged crustaceans known as Munnopsids-about the size of an adult hand.

Part of the Liparidae family, these snailfish look distinct from other deep sea creatures, albeit they're no less odd.

Afraid of the needle? CDC approves flu shot alternative
So, the best time to get a flu shot is as soon as possible - and you might even be able to get it for free through your insurance. To study the question, the investigators looked at a database of patients over seven flu seasons, from 2010-2011 to 2016-2017.

Dr. Thomas Linley and Dr. Alan Jamieson from Newcastle University, the United Kingdom along with other 40 scientists of 17 different nationalities formed a strong team aiming to hold expeditions to the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest places on earth with interesting forms of life.

The fish are said to have a gelatinous structure that is perfectly adapted to the extreme pressure at the bottom of the trench.

It is said that it is almost five miles deep in some of the areas of the Atacama Trench which is present off the coast of the Peru and Chile.

"Without the extreme pressure and cold to support their bodies they are extremely fragile and melt rapidly when brought to the surface", Dr. Linley explained. That specimen was preserved, is in "very good" condition and is being studied by a team that includes researchers from the Natural History Museum in London. Apart from snailfish, they also found various weird creatures in the environment such as long-legged isopods or Munnopsids. Fitted with HD cameras, the landers are dropped from a boat and free-fall for four hours until they hit the bottom. In Atabasca chute scientists have received more than 100 hours of video and 11 468 photos. The snailfish discovery will be featured at the Challenger Conference 2018 at Newcastle University.

US IDs two Korean War dead from remains handed over by Pyongyang
The identifications will chip away at the 7,699 US troops who the USA military says remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. The condition of some of the remains is decidedly better than that of others.



Other News

Trending Now

United States fighters intercept Russian bomber near Alaska
O'Shaughnesy, NORAD commander, said the latest bomber incident highlights the need for continued air defense vigilance. The aircraft were "intercepted and monitored" by the USA jets until they left the zone, heading west.

Cuomo holds 41-point lead over Nixon in NY
He's offering to pay for the Nixon campaign to send out its own mailer but it's unclear whether there's time before election day. The mailer says Nixon "won't stand strong" for Jewish residents and has been silent on rising anti-Semitism.

WNBA Finals: Storm sweep Mystics to win third title
In addition to Stewie's impressive stats, forward Natasha Howard hit a career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds. The coach sensed something brewing early in his first year with the franchise.

Spurs duo Lloris, Alli to miss Liverpool, Inter clashes
Now I need to pay like a man". "Like the man that he is, he's going to pay and accept everything ". On his part, Alli suffered a hamstring injury while on global dut with England.

Liverpool legend says Klopp doesn't need to win silverware this season
Liverpool's frontline is arguably the most unsafe in the Premier League right now and they are going to threaten all defences. We are still a young team. "And competition in football is also good for the players".

IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression
The exclusion of these older models also omits the 3.5mm headphone jack for once and all from the iPhone lineup. Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year.

Carolina Braces for Florence Storm Surge
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the North and SC coasts, some residents are ignoring officials' calls to evacuate. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said.

Oil hits $80 as Iran fears mount
Energy Information Administration (EIA) cut its forecast for U.S. crude output growth in 2019. Brent crude futures rose US$1.69, or 2.2 percent, to settle at US$79.06 a barrel.

Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
Nathan Deal says the state "is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence". Florence is slow moving in its approach but carries maximum sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour .

Unai Emery insists Mesut Ozil relationship remains strong
It was Gazidis who oversaw the personnel changes after Wenger's departure following more than two decades in charge. He is very convinced about that in my conversations with him about it.