Based on the nesting density of the surveyed area, and the nature of the surrounding seafloor, it is estimated that the colony is made up of approximately 60 million active nests

German scientists have announced the discovery of what is claimed to be the world's largest fish breeding area known to date. Described as a globally unique ecosystem, it consists of tens of millions of icefish nests on the Antarctic sea floor.

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