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Monday, July 26, 2010

Deep down under the sea - UQ News Online - The University of Queensland

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Deep down under the sea - UQ News Online - The University of Queensland
"Australian scientists have discovered bizarre deep-sea life hundreds of metres down in the seas around the Great Barrier Reef."

"Ancient sharks, giant oil fish, swarms of crustaceans and a primitive shell-dwelling squid species called the nautilus were among the astonishing life captured by remote controlled cameras 1400 metres below the surface at Osprey Reef, 350 kilometres northeast of Cairns."

"Lead researcher Professor Justin Marshall, from the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland, says his team had also found several unidentified fish species, including "prehistoric six-gilled sharks".

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