Australian scientists have discovered more than 100 new species of animals in marine reserves off the south coast of Tasmania, and have also photographed several dozen representatives of species already known. The photos were published by the Australian scientific organization Marine Biodiversity Hub.
A team of several scientific organizations led by experts from the State Association of Scientific and Applied Research (CSIRO) for a month examined 45 seamounts inhabiting deep-water corals and animals on reefs. On board the Investigator, the scientists used special cameras with the remote control to study depths of up to 1,900 meters, collecting 60,000 photos and 300 hours of video.
Scientists have for the first time found several new types of crabs and lobsters, as well as corals and mollusks. The samples were collected using a small network.
In addition, the researchers found already known species, for example, the famous Psychrolutes marcidus, a species of gill fish, endemic in Australian waters.
In addition, the team observed 40 species of seabirds and several species of whales and dolphins.