A Load Of Old Codswallop
Apparently a fish has been discovered living over 8km below the surface of the Pacific in the Mariana Trench. It is the deepest fish ever discovered.
I'm all for these voyages of discovery, especially as this particular one also discovered a number of other new fish species as well as some new species of supergiant crustaceans.
The mission was carried out by researchers at the University of Aberdeen but may not have happened at all. Apparently there were originally not many takers to man this expedition until someone mentioned the words 'deep' and 'fish' in the students union bar one night. To say the volunteers were disappointed when they discovered it wasn't an attempt to break the world record for the deepest fried fish is an understatement.
In fact it was not unlike Mutiny on the Bounty. Which, of course, they immediately deep-fried!!