Monday 3 March 2014

First look at unexplored deep and sea creatures

New Hebrides trench: First look at unexplored deep sea
By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service

Scientists have had the first look at the life that thrives in one of the deepest spots in the ocean. An expedition to the unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific has revealed that cusk eels and crustaceans teem more than 7,000m (23,000ft) down. The team used an unmanned lander fitted with cameras to film the deep-sea creatures. The scientists said the ecology of this trench differed with other regions of the deep that had been studied.

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