Scientists discover new giant fish species off Japan's coast

Feb 13, 2021
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There is a great variety of sea life swimming in Earth's oceans, but according to the National Ocean Service, more than 90% of the species living in them are not yet classified. So when scientists stumbled onto a toothy deep-sea "top predator" off Japan's coast, they could not believe a fish of that size was swimming around the deep blue. Lucy Craft has more.
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  • Mutated from Nuclear Plant failure

    Tremendous 913Tremendous 91312 hours ago
  • Nuclear carp

    Rich WoodRich WoodDay ago
  • Fukashima mutation

    Cicada SmasherCicada SmasherDay ago
  • Radiation poisoning from leaking reactor

    Matthew BullockMatthew BullockDay ago
  • Does not imply a new species. It could simply be a large specimen of a known species.

    Charles RussellCharles RussellDay ago
  • Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the nuclear explosion years ago and they wonder why they find strange fish

    Graeme McKayGraeme McKay4 days ago
  • Of course we know very little when they put people like this I mean how slow the bad guy sound and this so-called reporter I mean really having a degree does not mean you're smart

    eddybest Beddybest B4 days ago
  • Nuka- Rolls baby >_

    Symon ChannelSymon Channel5 days ago
  • Aaaaannnnddd it's already extinct 😂

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  • Won't last long. The Chinese will eat it

    J BJ B5 days ago
  • We know what apex predator means. But thank you

    Brandons RETRO gamesBrandons RETRO games5 days ago
  • Who remembers that statistic that by 2050, all the fish in the ocean would be gone? How would that be possible if we haven't discovered 90% of all fish in the ocean?!

    LuLu6 days ago
  • Ah yes, a new type of sushi.

    LuLu6 days ago
  • So this isn't really a NEW giant fish discovered... they actually discovered in FIVE YEARS ago. GOOD JOB, CBS... you're really keeping up with the times!

    Amy DavisAmy Davis6 days ago
  • It is not new you F'ing morons. It is a Genetically modified fish, from all of the radiation STILL SPEWING in the ocean from Fukushima, which is located where morons? In JAPAN! Duh!

    Phyuck YiuPhyuck Yiu6 days ago
  • Japan: Now, let's eat it !

    MrShalvayezMrShalvayez6 days ago
  • And its species is now extinct.

    tim jd dowdtim jd dowd6 days ago
  • Its a mutant from the nuclear plant getting destroyed by tsunam. To bad they let it die.

    elige brownelige brown6 days ago
  • wait till we find out its the last of its kind

    Cool WaterCool Water6 days ago
  • they found a new species of fish and killed it!

    Mac RaghnaillMac Raghnaill6 days ago
    • That is standard practice for identifying new species.

      Johnny MoralesJohnny Morales6 days ago
  • Dinosaur fish

    Legend TheGoodManLegend TheGoodMan6 days ago
  • Japan - Taste like chicken...

    Bob GottBob Gott6 days ago
  • Did the radiation from Fukushima maybe...You know...Godzilla-fy it?

    Alan FoxmanAlan Foxman7 days ago
  • They're about to eat them all. Too close to China.

    Craig OCraig O8 days ago
  • Whatever they do I hope they don't disturb Godzilla.Otherwise Tokyo's in deep shi*!!

    Darrel JohnsonDarrel Johnson8 days ago
  • Godzilla will be seeking revenge for taking his pet

    I RobottI Robott8 days ago
  • That is no giant, especially for an ocean fish. Its also been seen before and has been named. Of course most people know, we know more about the moon that what in our oceans its been that since the telescope was invented.

    tom martineztom martinez8 days ago
  • New fish species will soon go the way of the dodo. The Japanese love eating fish !

    Joe KerrJoe Kerr8 days ago
  • evolution goes on and dont forget we havent catalogeud every species on earth south america has a sword nosed dolphin no ones catalogeud so doesent exist in our books yet

    mark cahillmark cahill8 days ago
  • Of that remaining 90%, only about 1% of the uncharacterized species are likely to be "large". This is an amazing find.

    Sequence77Sequence778 days ago
  • But what does it taste like?

    charmaine684charmaine6848 days ago
  • These people always labeling sea life they don't recognize as "monsters".

    Iustitia Merchant XIVIustitia Merchant XIV8 days ago
    • the only monsters were the ones who killed the fish.

      John SmithJohn Smith7 days ago
  • "Giant fish" the size of a child....click bait

    k tsangk tsang8 days ago
  • wow = REPORTING ONLY 5 YEARS LATER!!!

    aaah texaaah tex8 days ago
  • Gosh, you think a nuke plant melt down in Japan could have something to do with this fish?

    SuperseanbarrySuperseanbarry8 days ago
  • Discover's new fish species, precedes to fish it into Extinction

    Jake SongsterJake Songster8 days ago
  • Tomorrow it will be on the menu.

    Brian WilliamsBrian Williams8 days ago
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    Keira WattersonKeira Watterson8 days ago
  • Covid fish!

    Christina HumbargerChristina Humbarger9 days ago
  • False title.

    KallvinKallvin9 days ago
  • Just the results from Japan's Fukushima radiation :)

    Frederic JohnsonFrederic Johnson9 days ago
  • Probably it could be a new species caused by radioactive water that dumped by Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean.

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  • So nice to see the MSM reporting on something other than Rona.

    VOIP PortlandVOIP Portland9 days ago
  • Wow, a news chat show making references to the depths of human ignorance Impressive

    CHIPMUNK RAPIDS MADMANCHIPMUNK RAPIDS MADMAN9 days ago
  • It should be destroyed for scientific studies according to the Japanese whaling industry..

    Jason WilsonJason Wilson9 days ago
  • WHy is it always in Japan, and why do they always have to immediately go rub it in soy sauce ...

    whynottalklikeapiratwhynottalklikeapirat10 days ago
  • BEWARE OF CHINA!

    Dave S.Dave S.10 days ago
  • Scientist: "... it's scalless, let's eat it !" 😃

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    Jordan VelazquezJordan Velazquez10 days ago
  • Fukufish Mark II

    Dave TanDave Tan10 days ago
  • Slickhead sashimi soon to be on the menu.

    Jonathan AikmanJonathan Aikman10 days ago
  • Is it a new....10 years since Fukashima!!!It's like any news of CONTAMINATION HAS BEEN HUSHED...LETS ADDRESS THIS ITS REAL.....CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT!!

    Monica CrottyMonica Crotty10 days ago
  • Chinese : We can boil it, stew it or deep fry it.

    trespiretrespire10 days ago
  • Japan has some of the crazies bizzarring sea creatures.

    Joshua WaldorfJoshua Waldorf10 days ago
  • Godzilla Fish

    Jimmie WharryJimmie Wharry10 days ago
  • "....Japanese chefs vow to eat it raw 'till it's extinct.'

    Jacob McCandlesJacob McCandles10 days ago
  • Godzilla : oh no...they found my stash snacks!

    JRT 4JUSTICEJRT 4JUSTICE10 days ago
  • Great up to date reporting. Only a 5 year old story

    Hail The LeafHail The Leaf11 days ago
  • SCIENTISTS CLAIM they know 100% of ocean life in order to make statement about the 90%. Dum, da, dum dumb.

    causeimbatmaaancauseimbatmaaan11 days ago
  • For 100 years Japan has been blasted with so much radiation its amazing that even the people arent mutants by now..

    Nice TradeNice Trade11 days ago
  • Imagine the head.....

    Moist MistMoist Mist11 days ago
  • How does it taste?

    Kevin BrownKevin Brown11 days ago
  • We giant fish and they already eating it within the same hour

    Timo GoHardTimo GoHard11 days ago
  • The new Fukushima Bass

    David BooG EDavid BooG E11 days ago
  • Thanks for letting us know about it 5 years later, feel well informed. Japanese have probably eaten most of them by now anyway.

    Brett PasterBrett Paster11 days ago
  • I bet they caught it and ate it. The Japanese don't play with nothing under water

    Robert AntonettiRobert Antonetti11 days ago
  • This is incredible, I hope they try and sequence its genome for science.

    feed jakefeed jake11 days ago
  • After classification it was sliced and rolled into sushi.

    Compos MentisCompos Mentis11 days ago
  • Taking bets on how long until humans make it go extinct

    Luna BrownLuna Brown11 days ago
  • is that fredo?

    KrazyKrzysztofKrazyKrzysztof11 days ago
  • Radioactive

    Easter RabbitEaster Rabbit12 days ago
  • Old News once again!

    Ralph M.Ralph M.12 days ago
  • What moves they eat what doesn't they cook

    Mark McauliffeMark Mcauliffe12 days ago
  • 1:53 humans never seem to amaze me!! Just like everything else.. catch it, gut it, study it!!

    Demitrius L.Demitrius L.12 days ago
  • Remember when you go to the beach bring some garbage home in a safe manner . Others will take notice and things will improve .

    Robert KnotoffRobert Knotoff12 days ago
  • You guys know there’s a big quake coming right? Anniversary of the 9.0 is next month and in 2011 one month before the quake they too found a big oarfish the weeks leading up to it. History repeats and this time it’s going to be way larger, stronger and longer. More powerful.

    Gabriel GonzalezGabriel Gonzalez12 days ago
  • It's probably not new it's a mutation from all the crap and poison they put in the ocean

    Bonnie YatesBonnie Yates12 days ago
  • Well, there’s not much variety with the moon. And for the fishy, well remember that nuclear reactor accident a few years back 🤣🤣🤣

    Lawrence ChiassonLawrence Chiasson12 days ago
  • Its now making a appearance at sushi bars across Japon!

    Harry LimeHarry Lime12 days ago
  • Fish heads fish heads roly poly fish heads Fish heads fish heads eat them up yum In the morning laughing happy fish heads In the evening floating in the soup Ask a fish head anything you want to They won't answer they can't talk I took a fish head out to see a movie Didn't have to pay to get it in They can't play baseball they don't wear sweaters They're not good dancers they don't play drums Roly poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino In Italian restaurants with oriental women yeah Yeah -Barnes & Barnes

    Ages FlowAges Flow12 days ago
  • U mean a multinational from all the radiation. It’s still leaking

    WesWes12 days ago
  • They killed the fish and they calling it a monster! Human beings are the true monsters.

    boss dragon kingboss dragon king12 days ago
  • Can you say Fukashima?

    DawnDawn12 days ago
  • Thanks, fukushima radioactive waste water.😡😡😡

    Warak'Aq PACHACUTIWarak'Aq PACHACUTI12 days ago
  • When are they gonna start funding projects to explore the deep sea properly

    Elizabeth KerinsElizabeth Kerins12 days ago
  • Looks like a tooth fish species? Not too crazy

    FlyFish MangeFlyFish Mange12 days ago
  • We can go to Mars and have a robot finger it but we don't know crap about our own ocean all it is 2 us is a big dumpster.

    shaun marksshaun marks12 days ago
  • Do they make good sushi?

    Jim WilsonJim Wilson12 days ago
  • Giant? Monster? What clickbait. This isn't even news - it happened years ago.

    Red SiegfriedRed Siegfried12 days ago
  • Could it be because of the radiation from Fukushima?

    Roy QuatermassRoy Quatermass12 days ago
  • now that they have found new big fish go eat them Japan till they are all gone and extinct

    Pete PetersonPete Peterson12 days ago
  • FukuFishima

    MrRedsjackMrRedsjack12 days ago
  • How does it taste

    airofdairofd12 days ago
  • Old news

    Taming GuppiesTaming Guppies13 days ago
  • I hope they wont eat it...

    Maya TMaya T13 days ago
  • How can animals go extinct if they evolve 😬 someone is lying here.

    Captain Obvious!!!Captain Obvious!!!13 days ago
    • @wickedcabinboy so you can’t explain it? Can you explain why evolution was invented to promote racism, and even had a black boy in a cage in the USA to show people who we “evolved” from. I’m sure your brand of wisdom can explain.

      Captain Obvious!!!Captain Obvious!!!12 days ago
    • @Captain Obvious!!! - your sarcasm is noted. I suspect your biology lessons came from your pastor. Were you interested in anything more than a pointless argument you wouldn't be attempting to learn biology from strangers in a USworlds comment section. It is beyond my power to fix your brand of stupid.

      wickedcabinboywickedcabinboy12 days ago
    • @wickedcabinboy you know, tell me. How can a fish evolve to a land animal? Do the gills go out first? Or fins?

      Captain Obvious!!!Captain Obvious!!!12 days ago
    • @Captain Obvious!!! - It would seem you're unfamiliar with basic evolutionary biology.

      wickedcabinboywickedcabinboy12 days ago
    • @wickedcabinboy who decides that? If an animal has half leg and half wing? How can it survive? Or do animals evolve over night?

      Captain Obvious!!!Captain Obvious!!!12 days ago
  • Call it the Fukushima breed

    Zeke MaverickZeke Maverick13 days ago
  • Boy did that fish pick a bad place to call home

    Pj BiggleswerthPj Biggleswerth13 days ago
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