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The secrets of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk – nearly 500 species discovered 

… Okhotsk was scant and lacking diversity, and previously they knew of only 50 species in the Kuril Basin. Deputy head of the SokhoBio expedition, Marina Malyutina, told RBTH that they found about 1,000 species there last summer. More than half of them are completely new for scientists. Most are similar to Antarctic and Atlantic deep-water species, and include single-celled organisms, crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, various worms, and fish. Deep-sea surprises Scientists were surprised by the …

Spiky monsters: New species of ‘super-armored’ worm discovered

… similar Canadian fossil in the 1980s. The newly-identified species lived in what is now China during the Cambrian explosion, a period of rapid evolutionary development around half a billion years ago, when most major animal groups first appear in the fossil record. A detailed analysis of its form and evolutionary relationships indicates that the Chinese Collins’ Monster is a distant early ancestor of modern velvet worms, or onychophorans, a small group of squishy animals resembling legged …

How ancient ‘zombie worms’ screwed up valuable fossils – CNET

By Michael Franco | April 17, 2015 In 2002, biologist Robert Vrijenhoek from The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute was searching for deep-sea clams in Monterey Canyon when he came upon strange red worms feeding on a whale carcass. After some lab work, Vrijenhoek and his fellow researchers determined that he had discovered a brand new species of worm, which he called Osedax, and popular culture quickly called it the “zombie worm” because of its penchant for devouring bones. …

Latest Marine Species Survey Adds More Than 1,000 To The List : SCIENCE : Tech Times

By Sumit Passary, Tech Times, March 15, 2015 The World Register of Marine Species (worms) has identified 1,000 new species of fish since its survey started in 2008. worms is a marine database that aims to offer a comprehensive list of marine organisms’ names. The organization also works towards bringing together the knowledge of marine life in its database. worms scientists also identified about 1,500 new marine creatures in 2014 alone, which includes a giant jellyfish and a humpbacked …

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