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In today's good news, 100 new species have been discovered off the coast of New Zealand, including new fish, snail and coral.
100 new species have been discovered off the coast of New Zealand, including new fish, snail and coral.

More than 100 new species have been discovered off the south-east coast of New Zealand.

Researchers spent three weeks collecting thousands of samples from as deep as 4.8 kilometres underwater near an area off NZ called the ‘Bounty Trough’.

The team on board the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) vessel identified new fish, snail, coral and sea cucumber species from the ocean floor.

A team of experts, including Australian scientists, are now working to confirm the discoveries.

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