123ArticleOnline Logo
Welcome to 123ArticleOnline.com!
ALL >> Animal-and-Pet >> View Article

World’s Largest Animal Found In Australian Waters

Profile Picture
By Author: Daily brewed blog
Total Articles: 17
Comment this article
Facebook ShareTwitter ShareGoogle+ ShareTwitter Share

Scientists have recently discovered many new species in the deep sea off Australia’s coast. More than 30 discoveries were possible due to the expedition in Western Australia’s underwater canyons.
One of the most notable discoveries was a siphonophore, which measures about 150 feet (46 meters). They are deep-sea predators of many tiny clones to act like one when together and spread out like a single long string within the water.
The expedition also discovered several other deep-sea animals like an octopus squid, a long-tailed sea cucumber, glass sponges, and the first giant hybrids that look like upside-down jellyfish.
A senior research scientist from the Western Australian Museum is the one who led the expedition, expressed that the discovery of the long siphonophore was unexpected.
The research vehicle went 4,439 meters under the water, but the siphonophore was found only when the vehicle was returning.
Siphonophores are like jellyfish, who are fed by dangling stinging tentacles in the water and other animals like small crustaceans and fish that swim into the curtain of tentacles are paralyzed and reeled up to the body of the colony.
The newly discovered siphonophores are about twice as long as blue whales in length and thrice as long as a humpback whale, which is usually about 50 feet in length.
The expedition led by the Schmidt Ocean Institution is a non-profit group that supports oceanographic research by providing the provision of a research vessel and remotely operated vehicle, which the Australian government and other scientific institutions fail to prove.
The discovery of the siphonophore and other yet to discover marine animals are done in a protected area called the Gascoyne Coast bioregion. It describes how our knowledge about marine animals is so limited, while there are still so many marine species yet to be discovered.
https://www.anima.net.au/image-bank/

Total Views: 29Word Count: 292See All articles From Author

Add Comment

Animal and Pet Articles

1. Find The Best Pet Animal Hub In India
Author: Manju Sharma

2. Why It Makes Sense To Buy From Pet Store Online?
Author: Ana Brenda

3. What Are The Advantages Of Crystal Cat Litter?
Author: Ana Brenda

4. When To Use Vetafarm Pellets?
Author: Ana Brenda

5. What You Should Know About Bird Seed
Author: Ana Brenda

6. Why Biopet Vegan Dog Food?
Author: Ana Brenda

7. Why Is Vetafarm Bird Food So Popular?
Author: Ana Brenda

8. The Best Freeze-dried Dog Food With Natural Ingredients
Author: Christopher James Joy

9. Could Felines Have Marshmallows
Author: Reginawneal

10. Natural Tartar Control For Dogs With Plant Enzymes
Author: Gregory Tilford

11. Is Cremation Toxic? Clearing Up The Doubts!
Author: Rohan Kumar

12. Natural Cat Digestive Enzymes And Probiotics That Work
Author: Gregory Tilford

13. Pet Cremation, The Best Memory For That Friend Who Left
Author: Rohan Kumar

14. Why Should You Choose A Luxury Dog Bed Made Of Leather
Author: Sharon Jones

15. Ideal Place To Find The Best Pet Dog In Delhi Ncr
Author: Manju Sharma

Login To Account
Login Email:
Password:
Forgot Password?
New User?
Sign Up Newsletter
Email Address: