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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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I just found this on the Pravda website









What could it be? It looks like a love child of a horseshoe crab and a face hugger from Alien.





[edit on 11/6/09 by Lebowski achiever]




posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:36 PM
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it looks like an upside down horseshoe crab.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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The tail is different. Have you seen both pictures?
Here is a picture of a Horseshoe crab. The tail is straight

(how do I embed pics from teh portal so they show? I cannot quite recall)

beachchairscientist.files.wordpress.com...



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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this picture has been up before, and i think most agreed that it was a big triops, il see if i can dig up the old tread

tread

edit: changed tripod to triops and linky


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[edit on 11-6-2009 by Kalomar]



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:53 PM
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It's a tadpole shrimp!

Crustacea Notostraca

(Triops cancriformis)





[edit on 6/11/2009 by ravenshadow13]



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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It certainly looks like it but how big is it? The one in my pic seems bigger and less translucent.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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Sure looks the same as this creature......... here's an upside-down view:

Triops Australiensis

As an aside, I think it's kinda cool that "alien" is in part of its name



I hadn't seen this before, thanks much OP; always good to learn new things.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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reply to post by argentus
 


That one is in a petrie dish so much smaller. Do they get this big?



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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reply to post by Lebowski achiever
 


They can grow up to about two inches. I'm positive that is what is in the picture. They get more opaque with age.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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I have no idea; I'm learning right along with you


Here's one a bit larger.


I'll look for more. There HAS to be a mongo mutha out there somewhere.....

to be continued



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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That's definitely it! Thanks!



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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Okay, here's a write-up on the story that goes with your picture. In fact, it even has the same photo in it.

Cheers............ still looking for a giant one



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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reply to post by Lebowski achiever
 


They're the same organism, haha. "Triops" or "tadpole shrimp"



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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They don't grow much past two inches, maybe three. I've heard them get up to 5 inches. They only live for a relatively short time. All of the larger similar species are extinct.


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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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It didn't quite look the same. Argentus gets the props for the pic that truly resembled mine.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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reply to post by Lebowski achiever
 


images.google.com...


And in article with the pictures it says it. Nostraca.

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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I believe you! Promise
... Argentus nailed the pic though.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:26 PM
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reply to post by Lebowski achiever
 


At the bottom of that article are some board postings, and a couple of the posters say things that indicate that they believe the triops in question is much smaller than the photo indicates.


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Well, you continue to impress me with your well-rounded knowledge ravenshadow. It was fun for this old phart to learn something new.


Later all!



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 07:34 AM
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Hi There
I think this is the same speices www.youtube.com...



posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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That was thrown up by a tsunami or something wasn't it? Some creature not yet discovered i think..



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