Enigmatic Antarctica - Amazing Giant Species Of Mollusks Found

by Dee Chisamera
(in eFlux Media)

Eight weeks of voyage ended successfully for scientists aboard Tangaroa, after discovering amazing creatures in the Antarctic waters of New Zealand. Scientists collected over 30,000 specimens in their 2,000-mile journey on the Ross Sea, out of which many were previously unknown. Among them, the team of researchers found new species of giant starfish, jellyfish and other marine species.

The purpose of the research was to provide information from the Southern Ocean and Ross environment to further monitor the effects of climate change in the area, while at the same time they focused on the biodiversity and collected samples from the sea floor to the sea surface and captured images of the sea bed up to 4000 m depth.

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