Demise of newly discovered Australian deep water reefs, 4000m below the oceans of Tasmania

Using a submersible robot to penetrate depths of up to 4000m, a joint US-Australian team have reported some extraordinary organisms off the coast of Tasmania. “Our sampling documented the deepest known Australian fauna, including a bizarre carnivorous sea squirt, sea spiders and giant sponges, and previously unknown marine communities dominated by gooseneck barnacles and millions … Continue reading Demise of newly discovered Australian deep water reefs, 4000m below the oceans of Tasmania