The scientists of University of Southampton in England, found the first skeleton of an Antarctic Minke whale.
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This discovering will help the scientists to learn at least nine new species from inhospitable climates in the Earth. The whale is the largest mammal on the planet, but the dead whale in the ocean is exceptionally rare. The skeleton of dead whale found in the Antarctic. The scientists found the 35 foot long skeleton of dead Antarctic Minke whale by the “undersea vehicle”. They searched a crater near the South Sandwich Islands approximately one mile below the surface of the ocean. When dies the whale, the body plunges to the floor of ocean. The body of dead whale gradually provides nutrition and shelter for deep-sea creatures. The bones of whale are resilient, so they can last between 60-100 years. It means, that for every dead whale there is approximately half-century of food and habitat support for bacteria. By one word- the whale is the largest animal of the planet, which is also the part of the ecology of the ocean. The whale, many years even after its death, provides a rich habitat of food and shelter for animals of deep ocean. This finding will give the scientists big opportunities to find at least nine new species of deep sea life. The scientists found a lot of new species of sea snails, but the great mysteries of the ocean biology is still the spread of those tiny invertebrates on the isolated habitats of seafloor.