PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census

PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census
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Vacillating in shallow Arctic waters, this new species of kelp was discovered near Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

Aureophycus aleuticus is among several kinds of kelp, sea anemones, snails, and sea stars uncovered for the first time near shore. Scientists have also discovered a section of rocky sea floor in the region--unusual in an area dominated by a soft and silty coastline.
—Photograph by Max K. Hoberg/Institute of Marine Science/University of Alaska Fairbanks/courtesy COML
 
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