Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:41:11 GMT | By ANI

French ship discovers 1million new species lurking deep in world’s oceans

London: A French research ship has discovered one million new species- many of them never seen before by man- as it crossed the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern and Indian oceans on a 70,000 mile journey.


French ship discovers 1million new species lurking deep in world’s oceans (© Reuters)

Among the most eye-catching was the siphonophore, the world's longest animal that can extend for up to 150ft, bristling with poisonous tentacles.

It lurks about 3,000ft below the surface of the sea trapping prawns and shrimps in its poisonous tentacles.

It is made up of countless tiny creatures, each with a specific function such as swimming, eating, floating or reproduction, linked together by a long hollow tube similar to an umbilical cord, the Daily Express reported.

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