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New species of bacteria found in Titanic 'rusticles'

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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New species of bacteria found in Titanic 'rusticles'


www.bbc.co.uk

A never-before-seen microbe has been found in the wreck of RMS Titanic.

The Halomonas titanicae bacterium was found in "rusticles", the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that form on rusting iron.

Various bacteria and fungi live within the delicate structures - first identified on the Titanic - actually feeding off the rusting metal.

The find is described in the journal International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Proving that there are other big leaks besides Wikileaks, the Titanic has yielded an new life form that it didn’t even take NASA to find.

The Halomanas tianicae bacterium literally feeds off of rusting iron and metal in the deep ocean.

This could be potential trouble for all of us with the oil platforms, many of them old and abandoned that are littering the oceans as this bacteria may in time end up eating through their supports and even sealed off well heads leading to possibly many more ecological disasters similar to the BP well blowout this summer.

A number of YouTube videos making the round in fact seemed to show some microorganism moving in and out of the steel around the broken well head.

Could these have been Halomonas titanicae or some other unknown cousin that reside only in very deep water like where the BP well was drilled and the Titanic came to rest?

It’s certainly an intriguing question, especially considering the results of these published tests are from bacteria grown from 19 year old samples from the Titanic.

Were they just now grown to better understand what might have been going on a mile beneath the surface at the BP well head?

While many people living in the Gulf Are area are certain there are lots of things still not being disclosed this story from the Titanic may actually reveal one of the most troubling of all.


www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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This is a video from the BP Well Head this summer showing mysterious creatures that appear to be going in and out of the metal.



Could these be the same bacteria as discovered at the Titanic.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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The Halomanas tianicae bacterium literally feeds off of rusting iron and metal in the deep ocean.


Interesting find, not unusual to find new forms of life, they have found life in underwater volcano's that are active, who would think that anything could live in that environment.

There are more then likely billions of life forms out there that we haven't discovered yet, also billions that go to extinct.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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I find this particuarly intriquing because in part the potential damage this bacteria could do to oil platforms in the ocean, and in part because of the timing of the timing of them regrowing these bacteria that evidently they discovered in some form 19 years ago, and thought nothing of at the time.

When you consider the article clearly states that oil platforms may be at risk to these bacteria and then what was witnessed in some of the videos of the Deep Water Horizon Well, I think this may potentially be another dimension to the Deepwater story that they may not want to draw a direct line through to this experiment and study, but may have a very direct connection.

Thanks for posting my friend.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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they need to find something that feeds off of this bacteria, or prevents it from reproducing to stave off potential attacks on the oil rig structures. I believe they need to start decomissioning Oil Rigs on a Global Scale, so that we can prevent anymore spills from happening to our fragile planet.

Humans need to wake up, and demand that this plan be put into action.

NO MORE OIL RIGS, EVER.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by leira7
Humans need to wake up, and demand that this plan be put into action.


Good idea lets create a new bug that eats this bug


BTW ships are metal too
If they eat the titanic they will eat your cruise liner too

Do you drive a car? Just asking



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:14 PM
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We keep hearing a lot about the numbers of species we are losing mostly because ecologists ad radicals keep harping on that


But what is to say evolution of NEW species has stopped? In fact they have found so many new species lately it's amazing. Some like the 'Big Red' jellyfish off Monteray Bay




Granrojo or big red, Tiburonia granrojo, is a recently discovered jellyfish of the family Ulmaridae, the only member of its genus yet identified. It is one of the largest sea jellies and unusual in a number of ways. Tiburonia granrojo live at ocean depths of between 600 and 1500 metres and have been found across the Pacific Ocean in the Sea of Cortez, Monterey Bay, Hawaii and Japan. They grow to between 60 and 90 cm (2 to 3 feet) in diameter and have thick fleshy oral arms in place of the long tentacles found in most jellies. The entire jellyfish is deep red in color.



They also 'found' this bug...

Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol

Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide 'renewable petroleum'

www.timesonline.co.uk...


Imagine if those little buggers get loose



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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how did the titanic hit the iceburg there must be conspiracy to this



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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what was the titanic carrying besides people some say they were carrying some kind of molecular disease or microbe that eats away the human skin in a half hour to an hour



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by leira7
they need to find something that feeds off of this bacteria, or prevents it from reproducing to stave off potential attacks on the oil rig structures. I believe they need to start decomissioning Oil Rigs on a Global Scale, so that we can prevent anymore spills from happening to our fragile planet.

Humans need to wake up, and demand that this plan be put into action.

NO MORE OIL RIGS, EVER.


I personally think it just goes to show how mother nature eventually reclaims and reincorporates everything sooner or later.

It seems to be the only things that really survive the test of time, that are man made anyway, or the things man has made out of stone.

I think one of the areas we err in, is that the planet itself might be a lifeform, an intelligent one, that adapts to this end of reincorporated back into it, the things that are taken out of it.

Interesting idea though, thanks for sharing.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:21 PM
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Also found this one in another NASA life thread. Never heard of it before but it beats the Arsenic Life hands down... This 'stuff' could thrive on Jupiter's Moon IO

It's called Snottite... after.. yeah SNOT because that is what it looks like. It eats sulfur and excretes sulfuric acid about the strength of your car battery




Snottites are colonies of single-celled extremophilic bacteria. They hang from the walls and ceilings of caves and are similar to small stalactites, but have the consistency of "snot", a slang word for mucus. The bacteria derive their energy from chemosynthesis of volcanic sulfur compounds including H2S and warm-water solution dripping down from above, producing sulfuric acid. Because of this, their waste products are highly acidic (approaching pH=0), with similar properties to battery acid.[1]


en.wikipedia.org...

But you know... with all those Alien UFO's running around the planet, maybe some of these new odd life forms truly are Alien species
Maybe they escaped from an Alien zoology collection, or some saucer pilot flushed his waste, or just spit on the ground...

Well after all WE are taking our bacteria with us into space... some have already mutated on places like the ISS... that locker room area on ISS is NASTY



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by christianUFOilluminati
how did the titanic hit the iceburg there must be conspiracy to this


It's merely speculation but some people believe the Titanic was deliberately scuttled on the Iceberg to deliberately murder a few wealthy passengers who may have been bitterly opposed to the Federal Reserve Act including John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, whose resistance to the plan might have proved problematic.


After the collision Bedroom Steward Henry Samuel Etches helped Mr Guggenheim to fit his lifebelt. Ignoring his protestations; "This will hurt", Etches finally managed to get the mining and smelting tycoon into the lifebelt, he then made him put on a thick sweater and sent him up to the Boat Deck. Despite Etches best efforts Guggenheim soon returned to his room (B-84) and changed into his finest evening wear, his valet, Mr Giglio did likewise. He was later heard to remark 'We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.'


www.encyclopedia-titanica.org...


Colonel John Jacob Astor IV was born in Rhinebeck, New York on July 13th, 1864 the son of William Astor and great-grandson of John Jacob Astor the fur trader. Astor was educated at St. Paul's School, Concord and later went to Harvard. After a period of travelling abroad (1888-91) he returned to the United States to manage the family fortune. He had homes at 840 Fifth Avenue, New York and at Ferncliff , Rhinebeck, New York.

In 1894 Astor wrote a semi-scientific novel A Journey in Other Worlds . During his life he also developed several mechanical devices including a bicycle brake (1898), helped to develop the turbine engine, and invented a pneumatic road-improver.

In 1897 Astor built the Astoria Hotel, New York adjoining the Waldorf Hotel which had been built by William Waldorf Astor, his cousin. The new complex became known as the Waldorf-Astoria. Astor's real-estate interest included two other hotels, the Hotel St. Regis (1905) and the Knickerbocker (1906).



www.encyclopedia-titanica.org...

Some other very notable people went down with the Titanic.

Part of this speculation was fueled by J.P. Morgan who had financed the ship cancelling travelling on the maiden voyage at the last minute.

Still some others believe that the Protestant Shipbuilders in Ireland who built the Titanic sabatoged it as an Anti-Catholic Message...


One of the most widely spread legends linked directly into the sectarianism of the city of Belfast, where the ship was built. It was suggested that the ship was given the number 390904 which, when reflected, resembles the letters "NOPOPE", a sectarian slogan attacking Roman Catholics, widely used by extreme Protestants in Northern Ireland, where the ship was built. In the extreme sectarianism of the region, the ship's sinking was alleged to be on account of anti-Catholicism by her manufacturers, the Harland and Wolff company, which had an almost exclusively Protestant workforce and an alleged record of hostility towards Catholics. (Harland and Wolff did have a record of hiring few Catholics; whether that was through policy or because the company's shipyard in Belfast's bay was located in almost exclusively Protestant East Belfast—through which few Catholics would travel—or a mixture of both, is a matter of dispute.)[153] In fact, RMS Olympic and Titanic were assigned the yard numbers 400 and 401 respectively


en.wikipedia.org...

Some people believe it or not even felt it was the "curse of the Mummy!"



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by christianUFOilluminati
what was the titanic carrying besides people some say they were carrying some kind of molecular disease or microbe that eats away the human skin in a half hour to an hour


Don't take my word for it. But I read in an archaeology book something about how the Titanic was carrying an Egyptian mummy aboard. And the mummy was cursed so that's how the Titanic sunk. BUT here's something you may not know about. Ancient cultures, particularly the ancient Egyptians, were highly skilled in germ & chemical warfare. How do you think people die after handling mummies in Egypt? NOT because of some mystical/magical curse. But because of exposure to poisons that were left behind by priests in the tombs before they were sealed shut. There was speculation over King Tutankhamen's tomb being laced w/ uranium dust. So when Lord Carnavan and his crew died? They didn't die of a magical curse. They simply died of radiation exposure. I heard that traces of uranium can be found in the same place where gold deposits are found. And how much gold did ancient Egypt have? A lot, right? So therefore maybe this metal-eating microbe may have came from an Egyptian tomb? Just saying.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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Boy did I misread that thread title!!

Bacteria found in big ole' rusticles!!!



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