The underwater expedition has discovered 30 new creatures, including the longest animal on Earth

In this decade humanity is going to go to Mars, but people are 99.99% sure that no new life will be found there. Just like on the Moon - so the most exciting and interesting discoveries will continue to be made on our planet. The underwater world is still full of secrets and the recent scientific expedition is a great example of this.

The expedition was led by scientists from the Western Australian Museum, Curtin University, Geoscience Australia, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Schmidt Ocean Institute. They studied the western part of the Australian continent, in particular the Ningala canyons in the Indian Ocean. Two dozen dives were carried out, with more than 180 hours of submerged work.

The main researcher was an underwater robot SuBastian, who was the first to find a giant red hydrooid more than 1 meter high. The robot found both already known creatures, which were not expected to see in this area of the ocean, and completely new living organisms. And not a few organisms, but a huge number. As part of this expedition alone, scientists described three dozen new species, the rest were postponed until the next visit.

One of the most stunning discoveries was the discovery of a giant siphonophore from the Apolemia family. It's a complex colony organism made up of millions of individuals. The found SuBastian siphonophore was 47 m long, which officially makes it the longest animal in the world. Only some trees, coral atolls and mushrooms are longer. But the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale, is only 30 m long. Scientists believe that in the depths of the ocean are still hiding many strange and unknown to us creatures.

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