New species of fascinating animals
17 more than 650 new species of marine life discovered by scientists during the international project “Census of marine life” . In different corners of our planet with the help of automatic cameras, sonar and other equipment of deep-sea biologists from 80 countries explored the seabed down to depths of 1 to 5 km, to where “reign of eternal twilight.” Oil worms, crabs with furry claws, completely transparent sea cucumbers with tentacles-spikes – this is not a complete list of detected living beings. But, according to the scientists themselves, it is at the bottom of the Central part of the Atlantic ocean . in the vicinity of the Easter Islands and New Zealand made the most specific opening.
Gelatinous octopus nicknamed Dumbo thanks to a pair of fins funny forms that look like the ears of the disney character of the same name. It weighs 6 kg with a body length of about 2 meters and lives at a depth of 3,000 meters.
In the Gulf of Mexico seabed live amazing deep-sea worms-drillers that will drain the oil. In such an unusual way they replaced them inaccessible photosynthesis to chemosynthesis, which under adverse conditions of habitat helps them to survive. Well, Osedax worms are content with what falls from the upper layers, – only the bones of the dead whales.
Found in the Pacific ocean crustaceans with monetariamente called ” crabs-Yeti “. According to the American biologist Robert Carney in these hairs are actively multiplying microorganisms is required, which eats this type of crab. And here is a small crustacean copepods is so rapid that in just a second can overcome distance of 1 meter.
Amazing in its beauty the real “coral gardens” have been discovered at the extreme depth near the Great Barrier reef. Here the corals have adapted to life thanks to the food that brings them over.
The drafting of a detailed directory where you plan to put all the marine fauna, lasts for 8 years. And scientists plan to spend another year before finishing the census. As a result it is planned to publish printed and online collection with colorful photos of well-known and new found marine life.