Newly discovered sea creatures spotted at bottom of Indian Ocean

AUSTRALIA — Newfound sea creatures have been found at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.

A blind eel, deep sea batfish, spider fish and others have all been spotted and uncovered on a seabed in Australia.

The deep-sea batfish is one of several previously unknown creatures found beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean near Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Park.

A team of scientists from the Museum of Victoria Research Institute recently mapped the region in detail for nearly 7,000 miles for the first time.

The project revealed flat seamounts with volcanic cones, sharp ridges and canyons.

The newly discovered marine life also came to light.

These include the blind eel with loose, transparent skin, the pelican and slender snipe eel, the highfin lizardfish, and others.

The museum’s expedition’s lead scientist says this represents the discovery of an “astounding number of potentially new species” living in the marine park.

CNNWire contributed to this report

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