Giant, Unknown Animals Found off Antarctica

Giant, Unknown Animals Found off Antarctica
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High-powered cameras photographed this sea star or a starfish of the genus Labediaster (lower left) surrounded by brittle stars on a seamount 492 feet (150 meters) below the surface of Antarctica's Ross Sea.

The early-2008 marine survey is expected to yield eight new mollusk species, Stefano Schiaparelli of Italy's National Antarctic Museum in Genoa told the Associated Press.

This is a new brick in the wall of Antarctic knowledge, he said.

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—Photograph by DTIS camera/NZ IPY-CAML
 
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