PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census

PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census
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This 11-armed brisingid asteroid is a filter-feeding organism recently found in a deep-sea canyon off of the coast of Portugal.

Scientists from the Census of Marine Life were surprised to find an abundance of life in the trenches, but soon discovered that this part of the ocean is fed fresh water and a smorgasbord of organic matter from a nearby river.
—Photograph by National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, and Natural Environment Research Council/courtesy COML
 
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