Skip Nav
Animal Videos
Retired TSA Pups Up For Adoption — but There's a Catch
Comic-Con
These Star Wars Dog Toys Will Give Your Pup Something to Chew(bacca) On
Dogs
Puppy With Birth Defect Escapes Euthanasia and Beats All Odds

278 New Ocean Species Found off Tasmania

Hundreds of New Species Found Off Tasmanian Coast

I think this guy looks like he belongs on a Christmas tree, but this sea crab is just one of the hundreds of new sea creatures discovered off the coast of Tasmania. From crabs to starfish to octopus, these new species were recorded in two separate mile-deep voyages in 2006 and 2007.

Not only did voyagers find new species of animals under the sea, they also discovered miles of coral that is thought to be about 2,000 years old, providing life and food to many creatures. Lead scientist Nic Bax, a marine biologist with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization talks about the discovery in a recent interview saying,"We know very little about the deep sea. Finding out how much live coral is down there, and how large those communities are, is very exciting."


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 7 years
I can't believe that is a crab looks like a tick.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
They really do look like ornaments or jewelry. It's amazing that a sea species could be so intricate!
Bohemian Gauzy Tops and Dresses
A Monkey Making a Snowball
Kroger Pet Food Recall
Dog Bites Passengers On Board a US Airways Flight
Knut the Polar Bear Born on Dec. 5, 1996 and His Fourth Birthday Celebration in Germany
Prince Chunk Died and Overweight Cat in New Jersey News First Thought to Be Princess Chunk
Who Won the National Dog Show in 2010 and What Is the Dog Show on Thanksgiving Called and Clooney the Irish Setter

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets
X