DEC 25, 2016 10:04 PM PST

Six New Sea Life Species Found in Hydrothermal Vents in the Indian Ocean

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

Don’t blink, you might just miss the discovery of a new animal species inhabiting the Earth. It seems new species are being discovered left and right, including 163 new animal species just recently found in the forests of Myanmar, but the world doesn’t end on land, and neither does animal discovery.

Some of the world’s most unique creatures survive under the surface of the ocean, dwelling in the deep and remaining shrouded from view, and now according to a recent entry in Scientific Reports, six new sea animal species have been discovered by researchers from the University of Southampton hanging out around hydrothermal vents 1.7 miles deep in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

The animals were all discovered during an undersea expedition that took place in a football field-sized ocean floor region approximately 1,240 miles Southeast of Madagascar in November of 2011, but it wasn't until recently that the new species were confirmed via genetic comparisons and announced.

These aren’t all one kind of animal; quite the contrary actually. These discoveries are all over the place in terms of species variances. Those include:

 

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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