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Scientists find sea spiders as big as dinner plates

ANTARCTICA (NBC) - Sea spiders the size of dinner plates and 18-foot-long jellyfish are some of the new creatures discovered under Antarctica.

A team of Australian scientists studying Antarctic waters filmed and captured giant sea creatures - including giant sea spiders and super-long jelly fish.

The new creatures were discovered during a three-month-long expedition to the southern ocean by a fleet of Antarctic marine research ships.

Scientists say the creatures were found more than a mile below the icy surface of the Antarctic waters.

The Australian antarctic division expedition hopes to help scientists monitor the impact of environmental change in Antarctic waters.

Posted by Chantelle Janelle

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