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Scientists find new species in high Arctic

August 02, 2005

Fairbanks, Alaska - Contrary to popular opinion, the remote and inhospitable Canadian Arctic is teeming with life, says a team of international scientists who just completed a 30-day expedition to the northern ocean.

"We were surprised. There was an awful lot more life up here than what people expected and believe there is," said Russ Hopcroft, a Canadian researcher and assistant professor at the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

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