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An international team consisting of scientists from Texas A&M University at Galveston, Denmark, Norway and Mexico have discovered a new species of remipede, a rare group of crustaceans exclusively inhabiting saltwater caves.

Tom Iliffe was diving in an underwater cave one day when he noticed something.

At the bottom of the cave, where salt water and fresh water meet, is the halocline, a shimmering area that looks like an underwater puddle.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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