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Thousands of new species found

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posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 07:11 AM
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news.independent.co.uk...

"The expedition team said its survey revealed more than 1,200 species of decapod crustaceans - a group that includes crayfish, crabs, lobsters and shrimps - and 6,000 species of molluscs."


It makes me wonder, all the hoopla over the spotted owl and polar bears losing ice to stand on, sure itd be sad to loose the spotted owl and the polar bear but in a single trip out we found thousands more species?

Is there a "specie" clock somewhere that counts extinct vs. discovered?

Is mythical global warming the cause of both shrinking polar bear populations and the creation of new species?

Then to stop the Earths change (as if we could) would in effect be sentencing thousands of new species to death. A sort of evolutionary abortion. It be like killing the baby to let the mother live. Well, the mothers already half dead folks.

Thats one way to see it.




posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 07:53 AM
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Then to stop the Earths change (as if we could) would in effect be sentencing thousands of new species to death. A sort of evolutionary abortion. It be like killing the baby to let the mother live. Well, the mothers already half dead folks.


It sounds like you are suggesting that these are newly created/evolved species...

These new discoveries have probably been there for thousands of years... Its just only now that we have discovered them!

Was you under the impression that all the creatures on earth are known to man??

If so, this is an incorrect assumption... There are thousands, possibly millions, of undiscovered species. Unfortunately, it is possible, that some of them will become extinct before we even discover them, due to deforestation and high acidity levels in the ocean.

In fact these creatures will be directly impacted by raising CO2 levels in the atmosphere as the oceans struggle to absorb the excess. This raises the PH levels of the oceans and has a direct effect on many crustaceans by weakening their shells and reducing the calcium they can acquire.

Stopping the man made change will simply restore the delicate balance that all creatures need to survive!!



posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 02:26 PM
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CO2 levels???
worst case is that they will rise by 60 parts per million in the next hundred years - based on so-called models - or sophisticated guesses are they are also known.....



posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 02:30 PM
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Global Warming is real, why would anyone make that up. Doesn't anyone see...Snow in Florida, Texas, and Southern California...



posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 02:32 PM
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I don't think you can correlate the extinction of land animals to the finding of new undersea species. The oceans have never been fully explored, as we progress in undersea exploration, it's natural to find and discover new species of marine life.

maybe the gradual extinction of land species and rise of marine species is a clue to the future of the earth and the entire evolutionary process. Maybe one day we'll find proof of merpeople in the ocean's depths too



posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 02:32 PM
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Originally posted by AlphaAnuOmega
Global Warming is real, why would anyone make that up. Doesn't anyone see...Snow in Florida, Texas, and Southern California...




I think some kids have froze to death in Chicago today. The coldest Boston has been in over a decade. Cities have set up "warming" centers. Colorado tranchers had nearly 10,000 cattle freeze to death.

But somewhere in Asia its .8 degrees warmer than it was 112 years ago.

This is awsome.

If anything we shouldnt be so eager to buy it all as hard as some seem to be doing. I guess we all need hobbies, right?



posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 02:39 PM
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You bought the "there is no global warming" gimmick. The reason why it's colder in certain regions is because there is a shift in polar winds. Explain ice caps melting, glaciers disappearing...hottest average temperature of the earth increasing?? Just because Chicago is colder doesn't mean that everywhere else is. Read before you speak. The arctic currents have shifted. If Greenland's glaciers melt, UK is in a freez zone, but that was due to global warming. CO2 levels are the highest...ever. Research...



posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Is there a "specie" clock somewhere that counts extinct vs. discovered?

There's not a clock that is used by everyone, extinction rates have to be calculated, and they usually involve estimates of how many species are actually out there, not merely how many are actually known.
Here is one article talking about extinction rates.
www.sciencedaily.com...



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