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A huge crustacean has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand.
The creature – called a supergiant – is a type of amphipod, which are normally around 2-3cm long.
But these beasts, discovered in the Kermadec Trench, were more than 10 times bigger: the largest found measured in at 34cm.
Alan Jamieson, from the University of Aberdeen’s Oceanlab, said: “It’s a bit like finding a foot-long cockroach.”
“I stopped and thought: ‘What on Earth was that?’ This amphipod was far bigger than I ever thought possible.”