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New species discovered during exploration of abyssal deep sea canyons off Ningaloo
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New species discovered during exploration of abyssal deep sea canyons off Ningaloo
https://phys.org/news/2020-04-species-ex...p-sea.html

Quote:An estimated 150-foot siphonophore— seemingly the longest animal ever recorded was discovered during a month-long scientific expedition exploring the submarine canyons near Ningaloo. Additionally, up to 30 new underwater species were made by researchers from the Western Australian Museum aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor.

The discovery of the massive gelatinous string siphonophore—a floating colony of tiny individual zooids that clone themselves thousands of times into specialized bodies that string together to work as a team—was just one of the unique finds among some of the deepest fish and marine invertebrates ever recorded for Western Australia. Scientists from the Western Australian Museum, led by Chief Scientist Dr. Nerida Wilson, were joined by researchers from Curtin University, Geoscience Australia and Scripps Institution of Oceanography in exploring the Ningaloo Canyons in the Indian Ocean. Using an underwater robot, ROV SuBastian, they completed 20 dives at depths of up to 4,500 meters over 181 hours of exploration.

Siphonophorae are beautiful, by the way.
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New species discovered during exploration of abyssal deep sea canyons off Ningaloo
Here's the image:

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New species discovered during exploration of abyssal deep sea canyons off Ningaloo
Makes you wonder how many undiscovered species we've extincted.
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