Weird New Animals From Antarctica's Deep Seas

Pictures of New Antarctic Deep-Sea Species
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This shrimplike creature, called Cylindrarcturus, was caught floating through the deep waters near Antarctica.

Most of the more-than-700 species snapped up by scientists were very small—less than 0.2 inches (about 5 millimeters)—and nearly all, like Cylindrarcturus are ghostly white.

It's so deep and dark down there, you don't need any color, said Katrin Linse, a marine biologist at the British Antarctic Survey.

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—Photograph by Wiebke Brökeland/German Centre for Marine Biodiversity (DZMB)
 
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