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New Species of yeti crab found near volcanic vents

An unknown species of yeti crab “lost world” is found in the oceans of Antarctica near hot, hydrothermal vent along with strange albino octopus. Robot Submersible with cameras found a new deep sea creatures like crabs, barnacles, sea anemones and an octopus.

These groups are livelihood approximately volcanic vents profound under the southern ocean, where hotness can arrive at 382C. Hydrothermal vents with sustaining minerals are found to be the living place of these unknown species of the deep sea.

Unknown species get their energy from the chemicals such as hydrogen sulphide instead of getting energy from the sunlight.  “The first survey of these particular vents, in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, has revealed a hot, dark, ‘lost world’ in which whole communities of previously unknown marine organisms thrive.” A strange pale-colored octopus, as so far nameless, was also found almost 2,400 meters profound on the sea bed.

Saw Shark Species found among new species

Four new deep sea sharks including a “rapier wielding” sawshark are among 140 new species discovered by California Academy of Sciences researchers in 2011, the institution announced in December.

The African dwarf sawshark (Pristiophorus nancyae) was accidentally captured in a 1,600-foot-deep (490-meter-deep) trawl off Mozambique. The animal is only the seventh species of sawshark known to science, according to David Ebert, a research associate at the Academy.

The predator has a long, tooth-studded snout that it uses like a sword, whipping the appendage through schools of fish and then returning to eat any casualties.

Along with the sawshark, a new species of angel shark, Squatina caillieti, was named from a single specimen collected in 1,200-foot-deep (370-meter-deep) water off the Philippine island of Luzon, Ebert said.

Bottom-dwelling angel sharks, whose large pectoral fins resemble wings, lie partially buried in sediment and ambush passing prey.

In addition, two species of lanternshark in the Etmopterus genus were also discovered in Taiwan and South Africa, respectively.