Feb 28, 2017 01:27 AM EST
Some bizarre creatures have been recently discovered that scientists didn’t know about their existence. Scientists believe that they have discovered at least 10 new marine species from the deepest point of Atlantic Ocean.
A research team from MARCO international research program started exploring Atlantic. Using their advanced Remotely Operated Vehicle(ROV) they were able to reach depths from 700m to 3,600m. It took six weeks of the voyage to collect those rare species. Most of the species were the missing link between Vertebrate and invertebrate species.
Here is the list of 10 most recent and rare species that scientists have collected from the bottom of the Atlantic: Bathypelagic Ctenophore, Euryalida Ophiuroid-Gorgonocephalus sp, Hydromedusa, Polychaete, Enteropneust, Benthic Holothurian, Holothurian, Bathypelagic Ctenophore, Pentagon porcella and Enteropneust. This list is reported by The Telegraph.
Scientists revealed their details of the trip at the University of Aberdeen. Director of the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab, Professor Monty Priede said in a statement,“This expedition has revolutionized our thinking about deep-sea life in the Atlantic Ocean”. According to Mail Online, they focused on the area beneath the warmer waters to the south and the cold waters to the north of the Gulf Stream.
Scientists explained that they were able to access those regions and discover those things that they never suspected existed. All of the discoveries become possible only by using new technology and precise navigation system.
Most of the species have no eyes and no sense organs or brain, but they have a head end, a primitive body plan, and a tail end. This kind of body structures clearly denotes that they are the elementary species of backboned animals. Since 2007 the voyage is also taking part for the census of Marine Life program. Prof Priede also added that it is very surprising to see the differences between the north and south regions of the ridge. This diversity could help the scientists to learn deeply about the evolution process.
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