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UWI Marine Biologist present for Major Discovery in Grenada Basin

26 Nov 2013
An international team of scientists made a major discovery located some 6,000ft under the Caribbean sea, in the “debris avalanche” deposit of the Grenada Basin, west of Kick'em Jenny volcano.

The discovery of what appears to be “cold seeps” containing giant mussels, tube worms, and other organisms thriving in the environment, was made on November 14th 2013.

This is a very relevant discovery for the International Marine Research Community and for these ultra-peripheral regions. It’s also very relevant for Netbiome-CSA due to the identification of a new biodiversity hotspot in the Caribbean and the need to collect greater knowledge for a better, integrated and sustainable management of this new ecosystem.

 

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(26/11/13)