Via LiveScience, this report:
An astounding batch of new deep-sea discoveries, from strange shark behavior to gigantic bacteria, was announced today by an international group of 2,000 scientists from 82 nations.
The Census of Marine Life is a 10-year project to determine what’s down there.
At their meeting in Spain this week, COML researchers will be reporting hundreds of discoveries from their most recent census projects, such as:
+ the ancestor of many deep-sea octopus species, still living in the Southern Ocean — and an octopus “expressway” in the deep sea off Antarctica
+ at least 85 new species of zooplankton
+ a fascinating shark behavior in the Pacific
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