By Tom JonesPosted: April 01, 2018 01:30:50A long-lost marine animal that once lived in the Arctic Ocean has been found again, according to researchers who say the rare species has been completely lost to the ocean.
The new species, dubbed “Riversedge”, was found in a remote part of the Arctic ocean near the Russian village of St Petersburg in the Ural Mountains.
Its unusual existence was described in the journal Nature.
“The species is known to live in shallow waters, in shallow lakes and even in shallow oceans,” said Peter Jansson, from the Department of Marine Science at the University of California, Davis, who led the study.
“Its rare that it’s in the deep Arctic and its a mystery why.”
The animal was discovered in a shallow lake, which is called the St Petersburg River, in the late 1990s.
“This species is probably unique because it has been totally lost to nature,” Jansson said.
The discovery was made by an international team of scientists led by Professor Jens Haug, who is also the director of the Russian Oceanographic Institute (VOI).
The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was led by Professors Joanna Hogg of the Department.
“It is very exciting to have a new species of fish in the ocean,” Haug said.
“It’s so unusual that it has not been seen in the wild before.”
I’m really glad to see that there are still living fish and some of them are quite large.
I hope that they will come back in the future.”‘
The Russian Arctic is one of the best places for new species to emerge’Professor Haug has been studying the animals for more than 20 years, and is the author of the book Russian Arctic: A Sea of Fishes and Snails, which describes the species in great detail.”
In my opinion, it’s a unique species,” he said.”
Its unique, because it’s very difficult to find other fish in an Arctic environment.
“The fish is named after Russian poet Vera Rubinova, who was one of Russia’s most famous poets.”
They’re so unique because they’re not found in the other parts of the world, and because they have a very unique way of living,” Hogg said.
There are about 250 species of marine mammals and fish living in the region, but few have been discovered, he said, and the animals could be threatened by climate change.
The researchers hope to learn more about the fish and its life history and to identify the species’ habitat.
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