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The extraordinary creatures that live in the freezing waters of the Russian Arctic

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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 01:14 AM
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The extraordinary creatures that live in the freezing waters of the Russian Arctic





Naked Sea Butterfly from the White Sea in the Russian Arctic



Resembling eerie beings from a far-off planet, these see-through jelly-like creatures cruise the waters of one of the most remote and inhospitable seas on Earth.

The pulsing orbs and tentacled balls of flesh live 130ft underwater, encased under the ice sheets of the White Sea in the Russian Arctic, in temperatures only just above freezing.
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'Most people think that pretty, colourful animals can't live in the dark and cold water in the northern seas beyond the Polar Circle. The White Sea show you another world with its own aliens, and some of them are really amazing creatures.
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An Amphipod Hyperia Galba that was eaten by a Lion's Mane Jellyfish.



Dryodora Glandiformis


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I've always enjoyed seeing pictures of deep sea creatures. The transparent 'beings' from the depths.. More to add to my list of fascinating rarely seen creatures.





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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 01:19 AM
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S+F from me, some of the creatures that live in our waters are truly fascinating and it makes you wonder..



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 01:22 AM
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Indeed!
The Naked Sea Butterfly almost looks like it's suspended in space with stars in the background and galaxies inside of it.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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To be honest, it looks more other worldly than a lot of things I've seen, I created a thread a while back with similar sort of pictures and I remember being just as in awe, like I said makes you wonder



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 01:30 AM
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My thread on similar:

In Pictures: Icy Jellies



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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Nice! Thanks for sharing.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 01:54 AM
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Seeing stuff like this really makes you wonder what lurks in the depths of the Mariana Trench, huh?



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 02:01 AM
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Exactly, I'm sure even more interesting then what was found in the past...

The clams, mussels, tube worms, and other creatures at the vent have a symbiotic relationship with bacteria. The giant tube worms, for example, have no digestive system - no mouth or gut. "The worm depends virtually solely on the bacteria for its nutrition," says microbial ecologist Colleen M. Cavanaugh of Harvard University. "Both partners benefit."
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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 02:04 AM
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i thought the first one looked like a flying penis with horns



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 02:33 AM
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It does have a .... Sea 'cucumber'



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