What Eats What: A Landlubber’s Guide to Deep Sea Dining

This is a great piece from the NY Times of a study off the coast of California about the eating habits in the deep sea:

“You’ll never go to dinner in the deep sea. It’s dark, vast and weird down there. If the pressure alone didn’t destroy your land-bound body, some hungry sea creature would probably try to eat you.

Fortunately for you, something else has spent a lot of time down there, helping to prepare this guide to deep sea dining.”


A remotely operated underwater vehicle, or R.O.V., deployed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, which captured images of underwater creatures devouring each other — at least, those that didn’t flee it. Credit Anela Choy/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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  1. mike from iowa

    One quick question- if the pressure is so great it can destroy metal objects how do boneless fishes survive and thrive in those pressures?

      1. mike from iowa

        Thank you for the interesting and informative link. Learn new stuff everytime I visit. Thanks again, Sir.


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