Gap Fill - Deep-Sea Creatures - Level 6


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Scientists have found of strange-looking deep-sea creatures off the of Australia. The underwater live in darkness four kilometres below the surface of the ocean. The researchers used a special that could cope with the pressure of being so deep in the ocean. The difficult environment and conditions mean it is a difficult place to explore. Researcher Dr Tim O'Hara said: "Australia's deep-sea environment is larger in than the mainland, and until now, almost was known about life [there]. We're really excited about the discoveries that we've made and are that we can now share them with the Australian and international ."

The scientists are at how odd-looking many of the sea creatures are. The research gave them some similarly names. They discovered a red coffin fish, a cookie cutter shark, zombie , tripod fish and sea pigs. Some of these creatures may be new . Researchers are interested in the coffin fish. They say it has blue eyes, red fins, and a method for catching prey in the dark. The scientists said it uses a "fishing rod tipped with a fluffy bait on of its head". The researchers also found, "highly levels of rubbish" including, "debris from the days when steamships plied our waters". They said: "The seafloor has 200 years of on it."

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