PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census

PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census
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Researchers have discovered a potential new species of comb, or ctenophore, jellyfish near the Ryukyu Trench near Japan.

This predatory species was found at 23,678 feet (7,217 meters), where scientists had previously thought it was impossible to support such life.
—Photograph by Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology/courtesy COML
 
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