New species from the abyssal ocean hint at incredible deep sea diversity

Date: April 21, 2020

Source: Natural History Museum
Author: Josh Davis

It was once thought that very little could survive in the dark depths of the oceans. But the more researchers look, the more they realise that this seemingly inhospitable environment is actually teeming with life.

In a new paper, scientists from the Museum have described 12 new species of marine worm from the depths of Pacific Ocean. This is expected to be the first of many new species, as they suspect there may be hundreds more waiting to be identified.

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