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Antartica's Sea Secrets Revealed

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posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 11:32 PM
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I just wanted to share this with the ATS community.

British scientists in Antarctica were surveying the Bellingshausen Sea, and took some fantastic photos of some uniques sea creatures.



This octopus was one of the more common sea creatures they came across



Transparent crustacean, resembles a trilobite in my opinion



This creature resembling a stingray is called a skate. Scientists believe that warmer seas will cause it to flourish



They also think the combjelly will flourish in warmer water too



This fantastic creature, the basket star catches prey with its arms



Its is believed that creatures such as the ice fish above, have no red blood cells due to the cold climates they live in



The above crustacean is known as a sand hopper

There's a couple more at the below link

Enjoy


news.ninemsn.com.au...








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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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wow. truly amazing photos. great find!

S+F



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 12:58 AM
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amazing!! thanks soo much!!

we dont even know half of the creatures on this planet yet.
it is exciting to see "brand new" ones!!


the "skate" and the combjelly are very pretty i think. lol
ohh, the basket star too!!

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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:09 AM
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Hi Oz,

Great piccies, very clear & beautiful.

One thing that is interesting thou, about the skate, is that "scientists say will flourish in warmer seas"?

Well, how can they know this, especially since these creatures seemed to have "flourished" in their current environment? What & where is there proof?

We already have many different species of "skate" just around the lower part of Australia, where I am. Am not sure what goes on up North, but definately have seen a "shovel nosed skate" while snorkelling under the pier on Green Island, approx 45km's off Cairns.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 03:07 AM
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Originally posted by SpinifexPrincess
We already have many different species of "skate" just around the lower part of Australia, where I am. Am not sure what goes on up North, but definately have seen a "shovel nosed skate" while snorkelling under the pier on Green Island, approx 45km's off Cairns.



Yes, Ive actually caught a shovelled nosed ray, lol, was almost 1 metre long, and had to cut him free.

Im nt sure what the theory is about the warm water, the article didnt really go on to explain in any detail



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:47 PM
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Amazing... Simply amazing, isn't it crazy that we know more about space than what we know about our own oceans? So many more creatures and mysteries are out there, right at home to!

S+F if I knew how



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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Cool photos.

I have to wonder though, why aren't the creatures that they speculate will thrive in warmer waters doing so already?



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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Hmmmmm. Skate... I wonder why I haven't seen pictures of that one before...

Oh, wait, I can remember. I have had the option of purchasing it before at my local fish restaurant.

Perhaps I was mistaken.

Perhaps the warmer global temperatures will allow this "native of Antarctic waters" to thrive and move further north, so that my future memory can come true...

www.flmnh.ufl.edu...

I'm not impressed with the fearmongering and outright claptrap the article in the OP comes up with.

Not happy at all.


As for the ice fish, it is likely that most if not all of the fish in the Arctic and Antarctic regions have the Antifreeze glycoprotiens in their blood to prevent it from freezing...
en.wikipedia.org... (I realise that it's Wikipaedia, but it's the quickest link I could find).

Gosh, what a little research does.

I don't wish to totally poopoo the OP though, as they are some wonderful pics, it's just a shame that they aren't totally unknown creatures.

Peace.



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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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Great find Oz


I think the combjelly looks amazing


Edit.....


Originally posted by Deny Arrogance
Cool photos.

I have to wonder though, why aren't the creatures that they speculate will thrive in warmer waters doing so already?


Was also wondering the same thing?

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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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Great stuff man!

Those things look a bit creepy, and look like they may bite. but all of those critters look alien. Imagine what else is out there.

S&F



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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Thanks for sharing oz, there are some amazing creatures in Antartica's ocean, an ocean that most people would considder life wouldn't hardly be possible yet it flourishes.

Life is tenacious.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 04:35 PM
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Doesn't the skate on the right look like it ate a bunny rabbit?
Is this the kind of wildlife we want flourishing???? lol.
Anyways thanks op for the pics. I always a enjoy good photos of previously unknown OR little known seacreatures.
Now, if only we could get some of the elusive space creatures....


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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by heyo
reply to post by ugie1028
 


Doesn't the skate on the right look like it ate a bunny rabbit?
Is this the kind of wildlife we want flourishing???? lol.
Anyways thanks op for the pics. I always a enjoy good photos of previously unknown OR little known seacreatures.
Now, if only we could get some of the elusive space creatures....


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Did you even read the previous posts? There are lots and lots of these creatures on the planet... all over the planet in fact.

Gosh, talk about denying ignorance!

However, I would like to add, that I for one, do not wish to see habitats destroyed of creatures dissapear, because we blatantly destroyed them. It's nice to see great pics of the wildlife of our planet.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by heyo
reply to post by ugie1028
 


I always a enjoy good photos of previously unknown OR little known seacreatures.


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What do you mean?
Talk about not reading my post.
The creatures are known to some, so that makes the pictures less captivating? I am the ignorance to be denied because I think they beautiful photographs? help me out here.

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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 04:55 PM
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As said before, we are only beginning to explore the entirety of our oceans on

Earth. We should not be surprised to see alien lifeforms on land, water and

beneath the oceans on other planets and their moons. Bugs and Blossoms are

keeping busy. ^Y^



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 05:02 PM
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Great find!! It's amazing how little we know about our own planet.
The sand hopper crustatcean kind of reminds me or a prawn or shrimp. I wonder how it would taste on the barbeque.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by dampnickers
Did you even read the previous posts? There are lots and lots of these creatures on the planet... all over the planet in fact.

Gosh, talk about denying ignorance!




Funny post, but I dont understand how he is being ignorant?

These creatures arent as abundant as you think the skate is probably more abundant than any of the other, because species of it exist in warmer water.

If you see the link, the scientists even photographed a species of unidentified coral.

Also apologies for the pictures missing bits, I didnt realise until just now. The link should provide the entire image though



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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Shuush! Don't tell Long John Silver or they may find a way to scrape another entire layer of bio-ecology from the world, cook it and sell it.

All these creatures are just amazing. I ponder what Great Innate Intelligence determined the principles and provided the motive force necessary to make the adaptations for survival.

Once I think I heard that the octopus has some of the best developed eyes in the animal kingdom. (and it's a mollusc, supposedly a lesser life form in the chain of life development) This octopus' eyes seem like they have a beaded covering.

They all look like they are freezing their gills off.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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'Oz' as ever a unique thread ... fantastic pictures ... makes you wonder just what else waits to be discovered on/under/within this beautiful blue planet of ours.

Woody



posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 09:14 AM
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Clearly your statement about "They will flourish in Warmer waters" is completely unfounded. In FACT waters have been cooling for at least the past Decade.



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