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Rare species found from 3,000-meter-deep North Atlantic

07-23-2010 09:09 BJT

Polyps of Paramuricea with attached anemones. Using high-tech robotic cameras, a team of scientists is getting a rare first glimpse of marine life in the North Atlantic that could shed light on the ocean's ecosystem and climate to as far back as 1,000 years. The team, from three Canadian universities and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, is in the midst of a 20-day expedition to study 11 areas under the protection of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization.
Polyps of Paramuricea with attached anemones. Using high-tech robotic cameras, a 
team of scientists is getting a rare first glimpse of marine life in the North 
Atlantic that could shed light on the ocean's ecosystem and climate to as far back 
as 1,000 years. The team, from three Canadian universities and the Spanish Institute 
of Oceanography, is in the midst of a 20-day expedition to study 11 areas under the 
protection of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization.

Paramuricea

Paramuricea


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