Caught extinct fish without a face


Caught extinct fish without a face

Australian scientists have discovered off the coast of the continent deep-sea fish, deprived of eyes and other basic “facial features”. The only representative of this species was observed about 150 years ago, according to ABC News. “Fish without a face” for the first time caught the crew of a British sail-steam Corvette “Challenger” during the first Oceanographic expedition of 1872-76. The find was made in 1873 in the coral sea off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Since such creatures scientists have not been caught. Similar to fish managed to catch employees of the State Association scientific and applied research Australia (CSIRO) and Victoria Museums that explore marine reserves between Tasmania and the coast of Queensland on the ship “Investigator”. 40-centimeter animal were discovered at a depth of 4000 meters in the Tasman sea South of Sydney. The fish differs in that its mouth is located in the lower part of the body, the nostril are distinguishable with difficulty, eyes absent (although scientists suggest that their beginnings may be located deep in the tissues of the head), and the gills are not visible. “It looks as if the fish back two parts,” he described its appearance, the expedition leader, Tim O’hare (Tim O’hara). The species to which belongs the discovery, and its taxonomic position is not yet described. Expedition, which began may 15, will examine ocean water, cameras, and trawls. In addition to the “faceless” fish she found many other unusual creatures, such as fish with light plates on the top of the head, a fish, standing on the bottom three fins in the undertow, and various marine worms, and crabs compazine. According to O’hara, about a third of the extracted specimens unknown to science. In addition to deep-sea animals, the members of the expedition observed at the bottom of a large variety of garbage, including plastic pipes, paint cans and even the remains of the coal from the ships. “It’s amazing. We are nowhere and observed on the seabed 200-year — old garbage”, – commented on these findings O’hara. Source

An aerial view of salt flats and hydromorphological formations…

An aerial view of salt flats and hydromorphological formations of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico. What once was a lush region of 3,000 square miles is now it is a dusty and dry expanse. The Colorado River has been extensively manipulated—to the point where it no longer reach its original ending in the Gulf of California. The Nature Conservancy and other organizations are working with the U.S. and Mexico government to secure water rights and implement restoration efforts. By changing the culture of water management, the Colorado River Delta can be safeguarded for years to come—photo by @nickhallphoto.
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