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Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:25:45 GMT

Deep-sea images reveal colorful life off Indonesia

Jakarta: Scientists using cutting-edge technology to explore waters off Indonesia were wowed by colorful and diverse images of marine life on the ocean floor — including plate-sized sea spiders and flower-like sponges that appear to be carnivorous.


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Deep-sea images reveal colorful life off Indonesia

A close shot of the red arms of a Sea Lilly living 516 meters deep. The picture was taken during the INDEX 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region off Indonesia.

They predicted Thursday that as many as 50 new plant and animal species may have been discovered during the three-week expedition that ended Aug. 14.

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