Agius is interested in the newly discovered seastar, which looks like a creature from the Netflix hit Stranger Things.
“In season one, there’s the Demogorgon. It’s got this sort of weird head, and when it opens up, it’s like this big sort of weird, fleshy flower. It reminds me exactly of that. This is actually the underside of a seastar,” Agius said.
Agius said there would be potentially twice as many undescribed species living in the Pacific Ocean around this area, and scientists had only done a tiny little patch of it.
“There’s still plenty more to do, and who knows what else is there? Because, at the end of the day, this is an ecosystem. This is an environment that largely has been undisturbed by human beings for millions of years.”
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