(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE UK EXPRESS NEWS)
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Antarctica is of great interest to scientists as it is a totally unspoiled landscape where they can study the history of the Earth and the effects of climate change. Thousands of scientists reside there, drilling below the ice to get a better idea of the icy continent’s past. However, one group took things a step further.
Expedition Antarctica embarked on a journey through the surrounding waters of Antarctica to uncover some of the most bizarre marine life known to man.
They documented their journey, which saw them pull out a number of strange fish from the depths of the ocean.
Andrew Stewart, a leading scientist in the excavation was left stunned by some of the species.
He said last month: “This is why I came to Antarctica, to see things like this.
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“We now have whole families of fish found nowhere else in the world, except the Southern Ocean and these are fascinating animals.
“These are the ice fish, temperatures above five degrees are too hot for them.”
However, the narrator of the show went on to reveal how one discovery stood out from the rest.
He said: “The sea holds a dizzying variety of fish to baffle and thrill marine biologists.
“Nature even saw fit to make about 115 species of snailfish.
The team then pulled fish up from the depths of the ocean
“Then, along comes the type of discovery that blows biologists out of the water.
“Most scientists hope to find something truly new, but only a few actually accomplish it.
“Andrew has discovered another new species, making him the first human to lay eyes on this creature, that has evolved over millions of years.”
Dr Stewart held the creature up to the camera.
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He then exclaimed: “I have to look at such features as the shape of the teeth, the jaws, the shape of the gill rakers, as well as counts of the vertebrae [to determine what it is].
“Now I have no idea what species this is.
“The colour pattern on the fins is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”
Scientists also discovered a four-million-year-old piece of wood that has helped researchers to map out Antarctica’s past.
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