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?


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