30 species of marine invertebrates discovered in Galapagos Islands

Marine scientists have discovered 30 new species of invertebrates in deep protected waters of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. The discovery includes four species of squat lobster, one giant cup coral, 10 bamboo corals, three octocorals, one brittle starfish, and eleven sponges. The scientists probed ecosystems at depths of up to 3,400 meters and used the remotely operated underwater vehicles.