New Gadget Brings Fish Up From the Ocean’s “Twilight Zone”

The portable decompression chamber allows SCUBA-diving scientists to safely collect specimens without them, well, exploding.

In recent years, SCUBA technology has advanced, making it possible for researchers to dive into the twilight-like mesophotic zone 200 to 500 feet underwater. There, they can get hands-on with hundreds of little-studied coral and fish species.
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