The fish itself had been recorded before but only by cameras carried by unmanned deep-sea vehicles. The live sighting was made by pilot Patrick Lahey, co-founder of Triton Submarines, and his passenger US businessman Larry Connor. They were on the last of three deep dives carried out over five days in the 11km-deep Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean near Guam.
They were using Limiting Factor, the Triton 36000/2 submersible owned by Victor Vescovo in which a number of recent depth records have been set, including deepest wreck-dive, as reported on Divernet…
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