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Oxford scientist stunned to discover 100 “never-seen before” marine species near Bermuda Coast

Findings encompassed “a group of really small creatures such as gnathiid isopods, tanaids, leptostracans, yellow and pink fish, yellow hermit crabs, green moray eels, sea fans, sea urchins, up to 2 meters high twisted black wire corals, and several dozens of never-seen species of algae.”

Scientists have recently confirmed the existence a whole new underground zone in a peculiar area, whose presence was not yet known. The discovered ocean zone situated off the Bermuda coast has sheltered a lot many new marine species. The rare light region alias rariphotic extends up to four hundred feet to a thousand feet underneath the ground. The zone is sandwiched in between two other regions which are known for their unique biological communities.

The discovery mission, Nekton, was lead by the Oxford University and was financed by the British Charity of Ocean Exploration. The Nekton is basically the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey mission. The mission confirms the presence of hundred new ocean species living in the Bermuda water’s Twilight Zone.

Alex Rogers, the man who directed the mission stated that such a finding from the Bermuda region was never expected and that a lot more is yet to be found from the Twilight Zone certainly sometime in the future. As added by Alex Roger as far as now, the exploring team has analyzed near about forty thousand marine species and near about four thousand gallons of water samples. Roger concluded by saying that at the point where the organization already has records of a decade-long ocean exploration information from the Bermuda Platform, the Twilight Zone appears to be brimming with numerous things, which are yet to be discovered.

The exploration group working at the North Atlantic’s Bermuda Platform actually was aimed at analyzing the transforming chemical, biological, and physical assets across a range of ecosystems. But the thing that they discovered was also better. Their findings encompassed “a group of really small creatures such as gnathiid isopods, tanaids, leptostracans, yellow and pink fish, yellow hermit crabs, green moray eels, sea fans, sea urchins, up to 2 meters high twisted black wire corals, and several dozens of never-seen species of algae.”

Prof. Craig Schneider of the Trinity College, Connecticut, who was one among the mission’s scientists told that according to their belief, they have found dozens of never-seen algae species. He further added that many of them are known to signify a bio-geographical connection in between the Indo-Pacific and Bermuda, which never existed before. Nick Schizas, from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, who was a member in the mission, said that they have found nearly thirteen species of crustaceans involving gnathiid isopods, tanaids, and leptostracans.

The initial peer-reviewed papers of the scientific survey have already been published and the results synthesis is expected to get published in the month of September in 2018.

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