A series of animals that humans never knew were discovered in a mid-Atlantic region.
National Geographic said that scientists from the Ocean Center at the University of Aberdeen, England conducted a survey on the Atlantic bottom for 6 weeks. Their survey ended on July 3. Below are pictures of the 10 most exotic animals they found.
Starfish species have a very complex limb system. They use the limbs to move and catch prey.
Sea worms have fins emitting blue light. They live in a completely dark environment.
Scientists think this strange creature could be a link between invertebrates and vertebrates.
Most of the jellyfish that humans know often swim in the middle water of the ocean, but the jellyfish in the image floats a few centimeters from the bottom. Its tentacles hit the bottom and this is an unusual phenomenon.
A sea cucumber species lives on the slopes of the Atlantic bottom mountains.
The worm in the image is a primitive marine life, like the ancestors of humans and all terrestrial vertebrates. It has no eyes, sensory organs and brain. According to scientists, this is a living fossil representing every animal that moves first on earth.
The jellyfish is hunting in a place with absolutely no light.
Usually sea cucumber species move under the seabed at the same speed as terrestrial slugs. But this sea cucumber swim in the water at a fairly fast speed.
The worm's DNA will also be analyzed so that scientists can see if it is a transitional form of invertebrate animals and bone animals.
Another species of sea cucumber.