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The discovery of new deep-sea hot springs off Antarctica may rewrite theories of how marine creatures populate the world's oceans.
Scientists say the underwater plumes -- located between the southern tip of South America and the Antarctic Peninsula -- are chock-full of new species, including a pale, ghostly-looking octopus, a predatory seven-legged sea star and a hairy-chested "yeti" crab.
Experts say the strangest thing is what they didn't find -- tube worms, shrimp and mussels that have been found at the world's other deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities
Originally posted by YouAreLiedTo
You have to love Mother Nature's ingenuity.
We have yet to discover all the organisms that live on land, let alone in the water.
Just think, if we weren't spending $600 billion per year on "defense", we could have half the oceans fully mapped by now...
Then again, maybe they have... and there's more that they just don't want us to know.