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Researchers reveal what lurks inside New Zealand's rarely explored deep south waters


Researchers reveal what lurks inside New Zealand's rarely explored deep south watersDR JOSEPH MARLOW Some large predators wanted a piece of a baited underwater video system placed in Fiordland waters by researchers from Victoria University. A Victoria University research team is giving the scientific world a fresh look at the unique sea creatures lurking in NZ's rarely explored Fiordland waters. SCREENGRAB A shark, found in Fiordland waters. As well as the baited video system, researchers also used a remotely-operated underwater vehicle to survey shallower areas of the fiords, down to 130m. That footage shows a diverse range of anemones, sponges, coral and brachiopods (shellfish that look similar to clams).


Source: Stuff April 16, 2018 01:52 UTC


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