New creatures discovered in the Indian Ocean

ISTANBUL (IGFA) – The work of scientists from the Victorian Museums Research Institute to map underwater volcanoes around the Christmas and Cocos Islands in Australia’s Indian Ocean has come to an end.

Research conducted with the Research Vessel Researcher has shown that new species, including eels and mollusks, are found in underwater volcanoes where different species live.

According to news published by The Guardian, among the creatures removed from the sea were the lizard fish ‘Bathysaurus mollis’, which has ovotests with male and female reproductive tissues, and the ‘Amphiuma’ type water salamander.

“We have discovered a surprising number of possible new species in this remote marine park,” said Tim O’Hara, lead research expert who evaluated the 35-day study.

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