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Australia’s Freaky Deep Sea Creatures

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An international group of scientists have used new technology to plumb the dark depths of Australia’s eastern abyss for the first time, revealing an exciting array of rare sea life but also rubbish a kilometer under water.

Forty scientists, representing 14 organizations and seven different countries, have come together on the RV Investigator to explore Australia’s eastern waters.

Dr. Tim O’Hara, from Museums Victoria, is the chief scientist of the project and he said it had been a fishing expedition like no other.




“It’s really exciting, it’s completely new and it’s never been done before in Australian waters,” he said.

The scientists have now completed their mission and along the way they have scooped up an exciting array of sea life and surveyed a world that had rarely been glimpsed.

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