THE LURE OF THE SEA

The ocean cov­ers 70 per cent of our planet, yet sci­en­tists have stud­ied less than five per cent of it. Here are four re­cent dis­cov­er­ies.

Robb Report Singapore - - The Last Word - By MAR­CUS YEW

Re­sem­bling a blob­fish with a dag­ger-shaped tail, the scale­less, translu­cent Mar­i­ana snail­fish lives at depths of 8,000m. A suc­cess­ful so­cial me­dia ca­reer is on the cards. The 2011 East Ja­pan earth­quake brought us Fukushima, but less known was the trans-Pa­cific mi­gra­tion of more than 280 coastal species, rid­ing tsunami de­bris from Ja­pan to North Amer­ica.

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