Tiny bug found a long way down, and other animals from 'below'
Think of how long two kilometres is. That's just shy of four CN Towers, or nearly 20 Usain Bolt world records. Now, picture two kilometres down straight into the earth, and that's where scientists near the Black Sea recently found an arthropod known as Plutomurus ortobalaganensis, the world's deepest-dwelling land animal.
The bug, which feeds off fungi and other decaying matter, may feel isolated in the pitch dark of its cave, but it's not alone in the family of creatures that never see the light of day. From deep-sea squid to cave-dwelling bugs, here are ten other animals that also live in total darkness.
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