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rowanlim
31-03-08, 14:56
Hi guys :wve:

I just thought to share this article, I found it to be very interesting! :tmb:

Giant, Unknown Animals Found off Antarctica

March 28, 2008—Giant sea stars or starfish that measure 24 inches (60 centimeters) across are held by Sadie Mills, left, and Niki Davey of New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research on February 15, 2008.

They and other researchers collected 30,000 sea creatures—many new to science—during a 35-day census in Antarctic waters in February and March, according to a March 26 announcement.

The large-scale survey was part of the International Polar Year and Census of Antarctic Marine Life programs, which study the diversity of Antarctic marine life.


Read more here (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/photogalleries/Antarctica-pictures/)

Some images:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/1_461.jpg
Giant starfish!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/3_461.jpg
A suspected sea squirt, they have not identified this creature yet

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/6_461.jpg
A gruesome-looking stareater...Imagine Lara facing off a giant version of this dude! :o

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/7_461.jpg
A daggertooth

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/9_461.jpg
A sea pig :vlol:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/10_461.jpg
A sea star surrounded by brittle stars :)

Amazing discovery...
Cold temperatures, few predators, and high levels of oxygen in seawater could explain their gargantuan size, Don Robertson of New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research told the Associated Press.


Means there's a possibility for giant deep sea monsters! How amazing is that! :jmp:

Shrantellatessa
31-03-08, 15:00
Amazing discovery...

Ditto :tmb:

And the pig-like one is really funny, but I find the giant starfish kinda scary :cln:

Thanks for sharing, Jo :)

Flame
31-03-08, 15:03
Wow :D:D Amazing :tmb:

Beanz
31-03-08, 15:13
Ooooh, that's one sexy pig that guy's got there, I'm jealous :p. Mann, that's actually quite interesting tbh:).

remote91
31-03-08, 15:53
Awesome, good to know we are still finding new things all the time :D

Naz2000
31-03-08, 15:56
Ahhhh, those starfish are terrifying!

Drone
31-03-08, 15:59
lol stars, squids, pigs :D Thank you for sharing Jo :tmb:

viper456
31-03-08, 16:02
*shudders* and people wonder why I'm scared of the sea

Forwen
31-03-08, 16:05
Those starfish in the first pic don't seem too happy.

viper456
31-03-08, 16:07
Those starfish in the first pic don't seem too happy.

The one on the left seems pretty happy with itself. So much so it appears to be touching itself.... freaky :p

Capt. Murphy
31-03-08, 16:10
The Sea-Pig... Is she rubbing it's belly? :vlol:

I seen another site where they found animals from very very deep in the arctic (or antarctic) sea... Some look very strange... One even looks fake - as if it was some kind of prop from an Alien movie! :eek:

And there is another one that is Aborable (IMO). It looks like an octopus but it has (what looks like) a tongue sticking out. As if it were perpetually razzing you. :vlol:

If I find that site I'll post a link here. :tmb:

Nannonxyay
31-03-08, 16:11
The starfish look freaky because most starfishes are actually inside out. I think... :o I think all of the sea creatures are drop dead goregous:cln:

Sedge
31-03-08, 16:14
Under the sea (under the sea)
Under the sea (under the sea)
Since life is sweet here, we got the beat here
Naturally (naturally-ee-ee-ee)
Even the sturgeon and the ray
They get the urge and start to play
We've got the spirit, you've got to hear it
Under the sea..

Pretty fascinating. :tmb:

Larson_1988
31-03-08, 16:15
This is truly an amazing discovery! :tmb:

Bonez
31-03-08, 16:23
The one on the left seems pretty happy with itself. So much so it appears to be touching itself.... freaky :p

:vlol:

Really amazing. Though I would hate to face any of them. Some of the sea creatures are really really wierd.. :p

Capt. Murphy
31-03-08, 16:23
Crud. i cants edit no mo. :-/

http://science.readigg.com/description/16137.html

Here it is! :jmp:

And it was the 'Glowing Sucker Octopus'! :hug: *wants to hug and squeeze it!*

Edit: Sorry. I hope this isn't hijacking the thread. :-/

rowanlim
31-03-08, 17:35
Glad to know that people find this interesting :hug: ;)

I always liked marine animals. They are so fascinating, especially the deep-sea species, mainly because we aren't done discovering :D

Drone
31-03-08, 17:37
I always liked marine animals. They are so fascinating, especially the deep-sea species, mainly because we aren't done discovering :D

Concur. Who knows what kind of life forms can exist in the bottom of world ocean

Xico15
31-03-08, 17:43
OMG This is great!
Thanks for sharing:tmb:
That sea pig is funny:vlol:

Cristina
31-03-08, 17:47
Wow! amazing!:)

Alex Fly
31-03-08, 17:47
Incredible ! Thanks for posting ! :)

Lmao at the sea-pig ! :D

Ada the Mental
31-03-08, 17:51
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OMG!That's Patric and his twin brother!:ton:
Aww, the sea pig is adorable. I want one.:cln:

glitterpaws
31-03-08, 17:53
Aww, the sea pig is adorable. I want one.:cln:

same here!:D

rowanlim
31-03-08, 17:54
OMG This is great!
Thanks for sharing:tmb:
That sea pig is funny:vlol:

Hehehe I thought so too, so hilarious :D :vlol:

Pipolinne
31-03-08, 17:55
They're all a little scary, with the exception of the sea-pig.

I prefer the tropical sea animals :D!

Dark Lugia 2
31-03-08, 17:56
Awsome1 :D the sea pig freaks me out XD new discoverises are alays cool ^.^

zappo3000
31-03-08, 18:18
its the results of dr willards failed experiments! :D

in these arms
31-03-08, 19:00
LOL! Cool!

cococomics_pres
31-03-08, 19:28
Wow! All of those are so incredible, especially the sea-pig, they don't seem like animals that would actually exist. The last picture for some reason enthralls me completely, the stars are beautiful! I can't even imagine what other animals we've yet to discover!

2kool4u
31-03-08, 20:18
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/rowanlim/1_461.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/fan_de-MISTY15/staryu.gif

:whi:

still that is an amazing find!

TheStoryteller
31-03-08, 20:22
great find - thx for sharing :tmb:

thecentaur
31-03-08, 20:24
those pictures look absolutely fascinating :tmb: i cant believe those kinds of creatures were found!

raiderfun
31-03-08, 20:27
Incredible find ! :eek:

Thanks for sharing :)

coolezpunk
31-03-08, 23:36
:eek: Wow! Indeed, those are amazing discoveries! :tmb: It would be interesting to learn more about those.

I remembered a few years ago when my teacher showed us a video about recently discovered sea creatures. There was this pink morphing fish! :eek:

Thanks for sharing!

BoyTRaider
01-04-08, 00:05
WowwwwW! That is amazing!!! :D:D