An Extinct Volcanic Range Just Discovered off Australia Is Bristling with Weird Little Fanged Fish and Other Strange Life.
by Owen James Burke
“The scaleless blackfish.” Photo: CSIRO.
While on a recent expedition off Sydney, Australia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) discovered four extinct volcanoes, estimated to be about 50 million years old. What might be more interesting, however, is the life that they found. Roughly 200 meters below the surface of the Tasman Sea, they recorded some strange deep sea life, which—unlike the four extinct calderas—they’ve yet to make much sense of.