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New Species Found off Caribbean Coast


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Source: Colombia Reports

July 7, 2010


Three new marine species have been found in the deep waters of Colombia's Caribbean coast.


In the course of a twelve-year project, a team of marine biologists at the Institute of Marine and Coastal research (Invemar) explored depths of up to 700 metres.


They collected samples from a number of distinct taxonomic groups, including echinoderms (starfish and sea urchins), corals and deep-sea mollusks.


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