Australian and international scientists returning from a month-long marine voyage have found a total 21 deep sea creatures, as well as some never before seen species.
The team which comprised 58 scientist, technicians and crew, from fourteen institutions locally and the world ended their trip on Friday but not before discovering and rediscovery several amazing sea creatures along the way.
Led by Museums Victoria and supported by CSIRO Marine National Facility and the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub, the team was headed by Chief Scientist and Museums Victoria's Senior Curator of Marine Invertebrates Dr Tim O'Hara.
'Australia's deep-sea environment is larger in size than the mainland, and until now, almost nothing was known about life on the abyssal plain.
'We're really excited about the discoveries that we've made and are thrilled that we can now share them with the Australian and international public,' Dr Tim O'Hara said in a statement.