Discovery of 30 New Species in the Deep Sea
The name of the ‘Galapagos Islands’ reminds us of the picture of the blue sea’s boundless waters full of natural beauty. It is an archipelago consisting of several volcanic islands.
These islands are located on both sides of the Pacific Ocean equator, 972 kilometers west of continental Ecuador. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly due to its unique general biodiversity.
Ecuador belongs to the province of Galapagos and is part of the country’s national park system. The primary language of the people of these islands is Spanish.
The islands are rich in endemic and rare species. These species are nowhere to be seen except in the Galapagos. Not only had that, Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution, come to this island during his Beagle Dutter.
This time, a group of oceanographers has discovered about 30 rare species of life on this beautiful island.
In this regard, the National Park Authority of the Ecuadorian Islands has announced that marine scientists have discovered 30 new invertebrates in the deep waters around the Galapagos.
Experts have found ten bamboo corals from the deep sea, four octahedral, one including fragile corals and sponges. They also discovered delicate stars and 11 sponges and four new species of crustacean lobsters known as squat-lobsters.
“Among these discoveries is a giant solitary coral in the tropical East Pacific region. Scientists have discovered a new thing called a transparent sponge-like glass, which is more than one meter in width.
In the Galapagos Islands, CDF scientists, in collaboration with the Department of National Parks and the Ocean Exploration Trust, explored the deep-sea ecosystem at a depth of 3,400 meters using state-of-the-art remote-operated equipment (ROVs). And from there, 30 rare species of marine life have been found.
Incidentally, the Galapagos Islands are located 1,000 kilometers west of Ecuador. It is a fragile ecosystem where the largest number of different species on earth take shelter.
Not only that, but this place is also very popular with tourists from home and abroad.
Source: Green Page