Every day we have something new being explored. This time it comes from the great brains of the Oxford University.
The researchers from the Oxford University have recently discovered a new oceanic zone. It harbors about 100 new species, which were never witnessed before.
The presence of the oceanic zone was traced when the Oxford scientists went on a Bermuda mission. The Nekton funded it. Nekton is a charity for exploring the ocean. The sea has about One-Lakh Mountains beneath the water surface stretched across the globe. However, only fifty of them have been sampled biologically.
The seawater blocks the radio waves. The blockage prevents capturing the satellite images of the ocean floors. Also, it indicates that about ninety-five percent of the oceans are still left to be discovered.
The newly discovered zone:
- The freshly discovered region is called the Rariphotic zone.
- It is a rare light zone, which lies off the Bermuda coast.
- The zone extends from one hundred and thirty meters to three hundred meters.
- It a junction joining the five different biodiversity zones in the vicinity.
The Blueprint of the Discovery:
The international scientific team spent a long time under the water to discover the hundred new species.
The newly discovered species marks the presence of the tanaids. The tanaids are known as the minute crustaceans. It is also inclusive of the dozens of the algal species. Additionally, a black wire coral, which is two meters in height, is included.
The group also unveiled the presence of a significant algal forest. It is present on the summit of an underwater mountain. It is at a distance of twenty-four kilometers from the Bermuda coast.
The slopes of the undersea mountains harbor many gardens. The garden is inclusive of the twisted wire corals, sea fans, sea urchins, green moray eels, yellow fishes, pink fishes, and yellow hermit crabs.
It will be interesting to know what the newly discovered zone has in store for the future scientist.