Bizarre mysteries of the ultra-deep

Date: 3/2/2009

Bizarre carnivorous sea squirts, large spider-like creatures and an ancient fossilised coral reef were found in ultra-deep Australian waters. The scientific examination of the Tasman Fracture, a four kilometre deep crack in the earth’s crust off the coast of Tasmania’s southwest, led to the discovery of creatures never seen before. The exploration also discovered more evidence of the destructive impact of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide on deep coral.

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