‘Supergiant’ crustacean found in deepest ocean

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Alan Jamieson et un crustacé géant©Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, UK

A huge crustacean has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand.

The creature – called a supergiant – is a type of amphipod, which are normally around 2-3cm long.

But these beasts, discovered in the Kermadec Trench, were more than 10 times bigger: the largest found measured in at 34cm.

BBC News

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