PHOTOS: Hundreds of New Species Found off Tasmania

PHOTOS: 100s of New Marine Species Found Off Tasmania
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A species of Amphioplus brittle star found in deep Australian waters is among the hundreds of newly described animals recorded by a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) expedition.

The deep-sea find, reported in October 2008, is the third bunch of marine species recently discovered in Australian waters.

Experts estimate that 87 percent of Australian marine territory is unmapped--an area bigger than the country's landmass.
—Photograph courtesy CSIRO
 
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