Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A “sea fin” with tentacles 40 cm long was first observed in the Pacific Ocean. The discovery was made on July 7 north of Johnston Atoll, west of Hawaii.

For the first time a team of marine scientists from the Ocean Exploration Trust Organizationsea ​​fins“In the depths of the Pacific Ocean, in the west airy, America, Until now, there were references to its existence only in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

It is a marine species that It has the shape of a huge flower and tent about 40 cm long, which extends from a body about two meters long. The discovery was made on 7 July at a depth of 3,000 meters in the sea.

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The researchers were able to observe the animal with the help of a special remotely operated vehicle, which has technology that allows them to scan the ocean floor and record the discovery, video of which was recently published.

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Looking at the images, the research team realized that the creature It is the first “sea feather” or “Solambelula monocephalus” to be seen in the Pacific. Since then it has been seen only in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

Following the discovery, an investigation was ordered to determine whether it presented any quality or characteristics different from those already registered in the Indian and Atlantic. These results have not been released yet.

“Every single time we see something we never expected and those are the most powerful observations,” he said. steve oskevichThe expedition’s principal investigator, a deep-sea biologist and postdoctoral fellow at Boston University, described the scene as “fascinating.”

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