Deep-Sea Feeding Frenzy (timelapse)

Dinner time on the deep ocean floor. This footage was shot by a Japanese submarine in Okinawan waters at a depth of over 1500 meters (5,000 feet). Sea-floor scavengers fight for their piece of a fish carcass that has drifted down to the bottom. Crabs, eels and giant isopods (Bathynomus giganteus), which look like 30 centimeter (1 foot) long wood lice, join in the feeding frenzy that lasts several hours. Here it is time-lapsed to about 20 seconds for maximum impact. Itadakimasu.

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