What have we discovered in the deep ocean?

What have we discovered in the deep ocean?

To their amazement, the scientists discovered vibrant ecosystems around the vents, teeming with marine organisms, such as translucent snailfish and amphipods, tiny flea-like crustaceans, that had never been seen before. “With this discovery, we [came across] a whole new way of living on Earth,” says Shank.

What is the most recent discovery in the ocean?

A team of researchers has discovered two new and unusual species of diatoms in the waters off Hawai’i. The organisms were also found to fix nitrogen, a critical process that supports productivity in the nutrient-poor open ocean they inhabit.

How deep did we discover in the ocean?

35,853 feet
Vescovo’s trip to the Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, back in May, was said to be the deepest manned sea dive ever recorded, at 10,927 meters (35,853 feet).

What has been discovered in the ocean in 2021?

10 weird creatures found in the deep sea in 2021

  • Blood-red jellyfish.
  • Elusive glass octopus.
  • Shape-shifting whalefish.
  • ‘Emperor Dumbo’
  • Real-life SpongeBob and Patrick.
  • Alien-like spindly squid.
  • Giant phantom jellyfish.
  • Photobombing squid.

What was found in the ocean 2020?

Scientists Discover a New Coral Reef During an expedition off the coast of Australia, researchers aboard the Falkor, a vessel run by the Schmidt Ocean Institute, discovered a massive coral reef pinnacle that reached a height taller than the Empire State Building.

How much of the ocean is unexplored 2021?

eighty percent
More than eighty percent of our ocean is unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored.

What is the rarest deep-sea creature?

Rare Species in Deep Sea Exploration

  • Megamouth Shark. Discovered in 1976, the megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) is one of the rarest fish in the world.
  • Vampire Squid. Vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) are cephalopods that inhabit oceanic depths between 2,000 and 4,000 feet.
  • Frilled Shark.
  • Fangtooth Fish.

Are there unknown creatures in the ocean?

But scientists believe the world’s oceans are still hiding giant underwater creatures which have yet to be discovered. Marine ecologists have predicted there could be as many as 18 unknown species, with body lengths greater than 1.8 metres, still swimming in the great expanses of unexplored sea.

What is the newest creature to be discovered?

A new chameleon species, named the Wolfgang B√∂hme’s Ethiopian chameleon, was found living in bushes and small trees in the Bale Mountains of south-central Ethiopia. The chameleon is around 15 centimeters (6 inches) long and has a distinctive crest of large spiny scales along its back and tail.