Hundreds of New Marine Species Discovered by Australian Scientists

Hundreds of New Marine Species Discovered by Australian Scientists

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brittle-star-fish.jpgHundreds of new marine species and previously uncharted undersea mountains and canyons have been discovered in the depths of the Southern Ocean, Australian scientists said today. A total of 274 species of fish, ancient corals, molluscs, crustaceans and sponges new to science were found in icy waters up to 3,000 metres (9,800 feet) deep among extinct volcanoes, they said.

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