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8 bizarre newly discovered deep sea creatures

Jan. 25, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Ghost shrimp

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Ghost shrimp

This new and unusual arthropod is only the second recorded thalassinidean crustacean, or ghost shrimp, to have been found along the deep sea communities associated with ocean vents. It was discovered at a depth of 1,324 meters by researchers using a television-assisted grabbing tool.