The camera detects mysterious animals in the deep sea! The camera detects mysterious animals in the deep sea!

The camera detects mysterious animals in the deep sea!

The camera detects mysterious animals in the deep sea!
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At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, scientists have discovered several species of deep-sea animals: a transparent sea cucumber, a cup-shaped glass sponge, and pink guinea pigs.

A report issued by the University of Gothenburg indicates that the 45-day expedition ended last March, during which scientists studied the bottom of the Clarion-Clipperton deep area located in the eastern Pacific Ocean between Mexico and Hawaii.

It is reported that the ocean floor at a depth of 3500-5500 meters is called the abyssal plains region, but despite the name, this region is not flat, because it contains many small hills and seamounts that can rise several hundred meters above the ocean floor. The environment in these places is very poor in terms of nutrients because only 1 percent of the sea surface reaches it.

Marine ecologist Thomas Dahlgren says: “This area is one of the least studied areas on Earth, as on average, scientists have described only one in ten species of animals that live here. It is a rare case when scientists are able to discover species and systems.” new environmentalism in the same way as in the eighteenth century.”

According to him, animals living in the deep sea have adapted to this condition and most of them feed on organic waste - “sea snow” falling from areas close to the surface. This diet determines the number of animals - they are dominated by sponges and sea cucumbers.

The camera detects mysterious animals in the deep sea!


Using an unmanned submarine, the research team was able to photograph life in the depths of the sea and collect samples for future research. One species captured on camera was a cup-shaped glass sponge, an animal that, according to scientists, has the longest life expectancy of any creature on Earth. This sponge can live up to 15 thousand years. The mission also discovered the so-called pink guinea pig, and a slow-moving sea cucumber of the genus Amperima.

“Sea cucumbers, which are one of the largest animals found in this expedition, move like vacuum cleaners along the ocean floor in search of sediment,” Dahlgren says.

It should be noted that the goal of this expedition is to map the biodiversity of the region, and it plans to extract rare element ores used in solar panels, electric car batteries, and other green technologies.

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