Life wells up from the deep

A variety of life has been discovered off the northern coat of Papua New Guinea. A team led by Professor Jim Thomas of Nova Southeastern University plumbed the depths to discover diversity.

Sea slugs, feather stars, and amphipods (an animal similar to a shrimp) were some of the creatures found in Madang Lagoon off the Australian Plate. It was previously thought that these waters couldn’t sustain reefs and life.

This comes soon after a tuna cannery opened nearby, and could encourage environmental conservation talks.

Read more at Nova Southeastern University