The jellyfish in the picture was found in the Celebes Sea near the Philippines. A team of Filipino and US scientists looked nearly 3km underwater in early October to find it.
They also found a swimming sea cucumber, a Nemo-like orange fish and a worm with tentacles sprouting from its head. The scientists think that they might all be new species.
A special machine helped them collect between 50 and 100 possibly undiscovered species of marine life.
The area of the Celebes Sea, called the Coral Triangle, hasn't been explored fully before. The survey was conducted by Woods Hole (a group that studies the ocean), National Geographic and Filipino scientists.
It will take a few more weeks of study of the deep-water sea life samples before they can be declared new species.
The scientists said one of the fish collected, a tiny, orange one with a puckered yellow mouth looked like the main character in the animated Hollywood film Finding Nemo.(staff writer, with afp)
1. plunge v.t./v.i.
跳(入) (tiao4 ru4)
例: Sally plunged into the deep end of the swimming pool.
2. sea cucumber n.
海參 (hai3 shen1)
例: I ate sea cucumber on my birthday.
3. tentacle n.
觸角 (chu4 jiao3)
例: Octupuses have eight tentacles.
4. marine life n. phr.
海洋生物 (hai3 yang2 sheng1 wu4)
例: We are all responsible for taking care of marine life.
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