Photo: Nearly 300 New Marine Species Found Near Australia



A new species Ophiomitrella brittle star—was one of 274 never-before-seen lifeforms found on recent Australian deepsea expeditions, scientists announced in October 2008.

Photograph courtesy CSIRO


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