PHOTOS: Hundreds of New Species Found off Tasmania

PHOTOS: 100s of New Marine Species Found Off Tasmania
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A new species of sea star, or starfish, lives among deepwater corals about 3,658 feet (1,115 meters) below the surface in the Huon Commonwealth Marine Reserve, one of two sites recently surveyed by Australian researchers.

Huon is one of 14 recently established marine reserves in the Southeast Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network, a matrix of 14 protected areas covering 87,300 square miles (226,000 square kilometers) of Australia's southeastern seas.

The sea star is among the hundreds of new marine species discovered within these reserves in the deep waters off Tasmania, researchers reported in October 2008.
—Photograph courtesy CSIRO
 
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