Video: Giant crustacean found in deepest ocean

A huge crustacean called 'supergiant' has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand. It was found in the Kermadec Trench, and is more than 10 times bigger than normal!
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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.”

Source: ‘Supergiant’ crustacean found in deepest ocean

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