26/05/2023 10:48 AM | Click to read full article
More than 5,000 animal species previously unknown to science live in a pristine part of the deep sea. Clarion-Clipperton Zone sits in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Mexico. The zone is roughly twice the size of India, sits 4,000 to 6,000 meters deep and is largely a mystery, like much of the deep sea. In a new study, scientists amassed and analyzed more than 100,000 published records of animals found in the zone, with some records dating back to the 1870s.