The fins seem to be very hard, allowing the fish to “stand” in one place for very long durations of time. However, they are also very flexible, as they still act as fins for swimming if the need for a quick getaway arrives. To feed, the tripod fish reaches out with their similarly long pectoral fins and wait for small sea creatures like zooplankton to come close enough to be shovelled into its mouth.
The Cosmic Perspective
More is known about the surface of the moon than the surface of the ocean floor. Humanity has explored more of a moon 384,403 kilometers away than they have an area on this planet! This eerie, bathypelagic zone still holds many surprises for all of us. How many wondrous species of creatures are still kept secret from us by miles and miles of ocean waters?