Supergiant crustacean found 7-Km below the sea in New Zealand
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Supergiant crustacean found 7-Km below the sea in New Zealand

Auckland : New Zealand | Feb 02, 2012 at 7:41 AM PST
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rustaceans are small marine life forms usually 2 to 3 cm long but the discovery of very large sizes (nearly 34 cm) of crustaceans 7-Km below the surface of the water off the coast of New Zealand has surprised the experts. In the words of a professor of Aberdeen University, it was like finding a one foot long cockroach.

Researchers of the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), in New Zealand have retrieved at least seven specimens.

Giant isopods were also fiound to be surviviung at such depths.

The water pressure at such depths are one thousand times greater than that sea level.

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