Antarctic Ice Breakups Reveal New Species

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An Antarctic octopus called Pareledone turqueti seems to pose for the camera during the latest survey expedition.

In addition to finding new species, one of the team's goals was to document indigenous life that existed under the ice shelves and to determine what, if any, opportunistic species have been moving into the region.

The recent trip was a precursor to 13 scheduled by the Census of Antarctic Marine Life to run during the International Polar Year, which begins on March 1.

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—Photograph ) E. Jorgensen/Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
 
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