The mola mola fish

An international team of marine biologists found that 95% of the earth’s fish biomass lives between 100 and 1000 meters below the surface, where they are untouched by fishing.

Image above: The Mola mola, a mesopelagic fish which live between 100 and 1000m below the surface.  Image © wikimedia



The scientists circumnavigated the globe collecting echo-soundings of mesopelagic fish and discovered 10 to 30 times more biomass than previously estimated.  Most mesopelagic species have large eyes and enhanced pressure sensitivity.  They tend to feed near the surface at night, and move to deeper layers in the daytime.

You can read more at MailOnline.