Antarctic Benthic Deep-Sea Biodiversity Project

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The Antarctic Benthic Deep-Sea Biodiversity Project (ANDEEP)[1] is an international project to investigate deep-water biology of the Scotia and Weddell seas. Benthic refers to "bottom-dwelling" organisms that are known to exhibit unusual characteristics not normally seen in shallow-dwelling creatures. ANDEEP has already made many notable discoveries, such as animals with gigantism and extraordinary longevity.[2]

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