17 Apr '18, 9am

Singapore-Indonesia deep-sea expedition team discovers over a dozen species new to science

Singapore-Indonesia deep-sea expedition team discovers over a dozen species new to science

SINGAPORE - Hidden more than 1,000m underwater along the Sunda Strait off the coast of Jakarta is a peculiar spider crab with plates resembling ears that actually protect its eyes. It had not been seen for some 10 million years, till researchers from Singapore and Indonesia discovered it while trawling the depths of the sea in March. Researchers believe the 6cm-wide crab, dubbed "Big Ears", is from the Rochinia genus. More than a dozen new species of crustaceans were discovered on the pioneering expedition into the deep waters off the southern coast of West Java. In total, some 800 species from more than 200 families of sponges, jellyfish, molluscs, starfish, urchins, worms, crabs, prawns and fish were discovered, accounting for more than 12,000 individual animals. Professor Peter Ng, head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore...

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