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Researchers at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples have discovered the oasis of biodiversity.

Researchers at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples (SZN), CNR, ENEA and of the Polytechnic University of Marche engaged in the last days in the completion of the oceanographic campaign aboard the Minerva1 for the National Marine Research Program RITMARE, made a sensational discovery: inside the Dohrn canyon in the Gulf of Naples, while they were looking for junk and pollution sources in Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas, they found oasis of biodiversity, never observed before, at great depths.

Among the samples that have been photographed and recorded (some of which are now kept in aquaria for further studies) some giant clams that were thought to no longer exist in our seas and many species of deep white corals. "This is a great sign that testifies the richness and health status of deep ecosystems in the Gulf of Naples", says Danovaro, President of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples. The researchers involved in this project have disembarked in Messina. The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Director, Vincenzo Saggiomo, affirms: "We are already preparing the next oceanographic campaign to explore the abyss of the Gulf of Naples."

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