120 species found in Mallorca’s waters

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DISCOVERY: Scientists found an ophiura serpent, which had only ever been seen before in the Atlantic.


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A SCIENTIFIC campaign has discovered more than 120 different species of marine life in the Mallorcan waters.

As part of a project for the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for Ecological Transition, a team of 12 scientists and 16 crew members travelled on an oceanographic vessel in aim of studying the richness of fauna in Mallorca.

It is the largest marine conservation project in Europe whose purpose is to determine areas of geological interest and ones in need of special protection.

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Amongst various pieces of plastic, the team found several species of fish, crustaceans, mollusks, prawns, jellyfish and starfish, discovering an ophiura serpent, which had only ever been seen before in the Atlantic. Each were quickly weighed and measured then returned to the sea to ensure their survival, with others taken back to the port for further identification and analysis.


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