PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census

PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census
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A probable new species of pebble crab was also found off the coast of southwestern Australia.

Marine biologists exploring this coastline over the last eight years as part of the Census of Marine Life have found more than 500 species of crabs, shrimps, lobsters, and other Decapoda. They estimate that nearly 33 percent of these were previously unidentified and are new to science.
—Photograph by Karen Gowlett-Holmes/Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia/courtesy COML
 
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