World's Largest Cave-Dwelling Fish Discovered In India

BBC Earth|May - June 2020

World's Largest Cave-Dwelling Fish Discovered In India
The white, eyeless fish was found deep inside a network of limestone caves by subterranean explorers in meghalaya, northeast india, in january this year. At 40cm long, it’s the largest cave-dwelling fish ever discovered...

1. The researchers’ interest in exploring the area was first piqued by locals, who reported seeing an unusual fish in this cave – Krem Chympe. Totalling 10.5km in length, it’s the fifth-longest cave in India, and is home to a 3.5km-long subterranean river and a series of giant underground lakes. This picture shows Simone Buchmann wading through the water towards Rich Hudson, as they prepare for another trip underground.


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May - June 2020