PHOTOS: Hundreds of New Species Found off Tasmania

PHOTOS: 100s of New Marine Species Found Off Tasmania
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October 9, 2008--A Trichopeltarion crab found in the deep seas off Tasmania is among hundreds of unusual marine animals discovered in Australian waters during two separate research voyages in November 2006 and April 2007.

The survey team, from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), announced on Thursday that the expedition yielded 274 species new to science and 86 species previously unrecorded in the region. (Read the full story.)

The new species of crab was found lurking around seamounts 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) deep about 100 to 200 nautical miles (185 to 370 kilometers) off Tasmania's southern coast.
—Photograph courtesy CSIRO
 
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