New Species Found in Remote Asian Sea?

Exotic Species Found in Remote Asian Sea
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An image of a sample dish full of tiny marine life reveals several jellyfish, a lantern fish, a snipe eel, two orange shrimp, and a jellyfish-like creature called a pyrosome. WHOI released this and other images on October 16, 2007, during a media announcement.

Some of these animals might be new to science, according to WHOI's Filipino-U.S. project, which scoured the deep waters of the Celebes Sea near the Philippines earlier this month.

Team leaders said it will take weeks of follow-up research to determine whether any of the animals are actually new species. The researchers expect to release a full report in early November.

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—Photograph by WHOI/ISSP/Larry Madin/HO/AP
 
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