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New Species in Antarctica

30 SO NEW MARINE SPECIES found in ANTARCTICA A recent expedition to the Amundsen Sea in Antarctica, found 30 new marine species, under the freezing water. Scientists say that these species were difficult to find because they were highly mobile as compared to the existing ones. Here are some of the interesting species they found. Orange octopus 1 Sounds strange isn't it? Scientists had previously discovered many species of octopi in the Amundsen sea but they were all pale in color. This new species of octopus, adds a little colour to the ocean. Sea snail or limpet This newly found discovered by scientists while it was feeding on the beak of a dead octopus. sea snail was Scientists found that this snail belongs to the family of a group of marine creatures that specialize in feeding off from the decayed bodies of creatures like squids and octopi. Young king crab 3 Scientists thought that the king crabs may have left Antarctica some 40 million years ago to escape the cold Antarctic ocean. However, the recent discovery of a young king crab, found at a depth of 3280 feet in the Amundsen Sea has taken them by surprise. 4 Bristle heart urchin The common heart urchin was discovered at a depth of 1640 feet. They were usually not found in freezing sea water. Stalked crinoid 5 This is a very rare form of sea lilies. This new species is a new addition to the 600 existing species of Crinoids beneath the oceans. The Amundsen sea has troughs and basins 5,000 feet deep, that are left over from the ice ages. Earlier, this part was not accessible for scientists because of the amount of ice. Now, the west Antarctic sheet is declining fast, so scientists are able to explore this area. Who knows what they'll find next! FUN FOR ME! MOCOMI Visit for more cool stuft! .com Copyright © 2013 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

New Species in Antarctica

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A recent expedition to the Amundsen sea in Antarctica, found 30 new marine species under the freezing water. The new found species are considered to be highly mobile as compared to the existing ones,...


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