New Species Discovered

New Species Discovered

Marine researchers say they have discovered over 100 new species during an expedition off the coast of Chile.

During the Schmidt Ocean Institute expedition, researchers identified species including deep-sea corals, glass sponges, sea urchins, and squat lobsters. Researchers also used an underwater robot to map the seafloor and found four previously unknown underwater mountains. A researcher who led the quest says the amount of new species they found is “mind-blowing” and the expedition exceeded their hopes. The Schmidt Ocean Institute says a second expedition is launching this weekend.

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