Rare sea life, including possibly new species discovered by NOAA

Date: June 9, 2019

Source: Chron
Author: Marcy de Luna

Researchers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship, Okeanos Explorer, may have discovered several new and rare sea stars as well as a new species of deep-sea tubeworms during expeditions in 2018 and 2019.

Among the rare sea stars found off Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are the pythonaster atlantidis and relatives, evoplosoma and six-rayed starfish.

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