Hundreds Of New Species Discovered Off Tasmania

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 8th, 2008

Researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation have discovered a rare species of stingray and 2,000-year-old corals along with 274 species new to science at two reserves in the Southern Ocean. The new species and huge underwater mountains have been found off the southern coast of Tasmania.

For more info, read here, look at more images there and also at the ones at the Times online.

The 123 newly found sea mounts are the “rainforests of the deep.”

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.


One Response to “Hundreds Of New Species Discovered Off Tasmania”

  1. kittenz responds:

    This is wonderful !

    Of course, I still hope that an OLD species is rediscovered in Tasmania, too 🙂




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