Friday, February 23, 2007

New hagfish caught in hydrothermal vent

" Scientists have caught a new species of hagfish by sucking it out of a hydrothermal vent using a slurp gun.

Peter Moller of the University of Copenhagen and Joe Jones of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute caught the new species at a hydrothermal vent on the East Pacific Rise about 2200m/7218 ft below the surface...."


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