More life everywhere, now in great diversity at 2.3 miles below the ocean surface

As noted in prior posts, life keeps being found in some of the most unexpected places.  A recent study off Indonesia found nearly 40 new species in just one week of exploration at a depth of 3,700 meters.  Among the finds, distinctive corals, crabs, sea stars, shrimp, and worms.  And what would depth be without hydrothermal springs, abyssal muds, and rocky topped seamounts. 

A summary of the discoveries to date can be found at http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100825_okeanos.html