18 thoughts on “UPDATE: Snailfish

  1. I may have missed this detail in the previous article (if so, BURIED LEDE) or FOX NEWS SCIENCE DESK may not have have mentioned it…

    Otherwise, the fish are made of a gooey substance that relies on the crushing pressure of the deep ocean—some 2,500 times what we land-dwellers are used to, according to Smithsonian—to hold their bodies together.

    Unfortunately, these evolutionary lifehacks come with a price: When brought to the surface, the snailfish “melted” apart.

    1. perhaps we could send some choice Fox News personalities to face the pressures of 26,000 feet underwater and see what happens to them? Compare and contrast?

  2. “The hardest structures in their bodies are the bones in their inner ear, which give them balance, and their teeth…"

    So bascially the Senate leadership.

  3. Otherwise, the fish are made of a gooey substance that relies on the crushing pressure of the deep ocean—some 2,500 times what we land-dwellers are used to, according to Smithsonian—to hold their bodies together.

    Unfortunately, these evolutionary lifehacks come with a price: When brought to the surface, the snailfish “melted” apart.

    This is bad news for the Sportsfishing taxidermy industry.

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