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DNA study in the Pacific reveals 2000 percent increase in our knowledge of mollusc biodiversity

10 / 10 / 2017, Science Daily

Scientists working in the Pacific have revealed a remarkable 2000% increase in our knowledge of the biodiversity of seafloor molluscs in a region being explored for deep-sea mining. Using the latest DNA-taxonomy methodology, they have newly-described and recorded 21 species where only one was previously known. The discoveries were made in the eastern region of the CCZ, a vast 5 million km² region of the central Pacific.

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