Deep-Sea Species

A team of Canadian and Spanish researchers is discovering new species as it studies deep waters off the coast of Newfoundland. The 20-day expedition uses a remotely operated vehicle to dive up to 9,800 feet below the water’s surface. The goal: to “uncover relationships between cold-water coral and other bottom-dwelling creatures.”

Perhaps 11 new species have been discovered during the expedition, including a purple octopus.

Click here to see pictures of these new species.

4 Responses to “Deep-Sea Species”

  1. qwerty123
    July 31, 2010 at 8:18 am #

    Cool!

  2. Percy Jackson
    July 31, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    Cool!!!

  3. Th' Fish Slayer
    August 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  4. PERCY JACKSON
    August 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    COOL!

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