Friday, March 13, 2009

New Antarctic Fish Discovered In The Bellingshausen Sea

The ocean continues to provide us with extraordinary new creatures.

From the Underwater Times:

The new species of Antarctic fish, Gosztonyia antarctica, has been discovered at a depth of 650 metres in the Bellingshausen Sea in the Antarctic Ocean, an area which has not been studied since 1904 and where the fauna is 'completely' unknown. Jesus Matallanas, the Spanish researcher responsible for the find, collected four specimens of the new species during Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) campaigns in the southern hemisphere summers of 2003 and 2006.

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