Russian scientists have discovered more than 300 new species of deep-sea animals

Far scientists in studies of the deep Kuril-Kamchatka trench underwater opened more than 300 new species of deep-sea animals.

During the study, at a depth of 5-5.5 km, scientists have found oases of life. On board the research vessels have been raised over 700 species of deep-sea animals, and half of them turned out to be unknown to our scholars. This is, in its report on the Seventh International Forum "Nature without Borders", which started today in Vladivostok, said the director of the Institute of Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician Andrei Andrianov.

According to him, the deep depression of the Far Eastern seas were rich in the most diverse life. Earlier studies on the Sea of Japan, held at a depth of 500 to 3,600 meters, also possible to detect more than 200 new species, mainly invertebrates.

Scientist in detail the issues of monitoring the state of the sea, noting that the Institute of Marine Biology conducts various types of observations of the populations of living organisms in the Far Eastern seas, including satellite monitoring of toxic microalgae species.

Environmental Monitoring at a separate meeting of the forum is dedicated to the scientific section. The forum participants will consider issues such as the organization of observations is a transboundary acid rain, the study of the transfer of radioactive substances by sea currents after the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", the monitoring of soil and other problems.

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