2006 Euronews.net write:
The beauty and diversity of the Earth’s oceans have been revealed in all their glory. A ten year long census of marine life has documented and
photographed the often bizarre and wonderful creatures which live in our planet’s watery depths.
As many as 6,000 potentially new species have been identified but scientists think this is just the beginning
Over the last few years they restarted investigate the vast diversity of the ocean’s, leading to wondrous new discoveries and weird species hard to
imagine. So far they did’nt find Nessei, kraken or other seamonster’s, but the research could lead to new cure's and treatments and broaden our
28. June National Geographic posts
] post with some of the recent find’s. I thought I would share some of the pictures:
A new deep-sea swell shark is one of the hundreds of potentially new species discovered on a recent expedition to the Philippines.
The shark, so named because it can suck in water to swell up and frighten predators, is likely new to science. Other known species of swell shark live
elsewhere in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, according to expedition scientists at the California Academy of Sciences.
(Related: "Megamouth Shark Picture: Ultra-Rare Shark Found, Eaten.")
This specific worm will "bud" asexually, creating a second generation of worms that will reproduce sexually. That second generation will then grow
into more worms like this one. Myrianida is one of the lesser-known genera of the syllid family, making this new worm a possible key to unlocking the
secrets of the genus. Interesting.
Among the haul were three new relatives of the lobster. Instead of growing protective armor, these species hide in crevices on the ocean floor.
This new species of colorful. Nudibranchs are technically mollusks, but unlike clams or snails, sea slugs rely on powerful toxins and bright colors to
warn away predators.
The Philippines expedition discovered at least 50 new species of nudibranch, including this one in the Armina genus.
Resembling a colorful pancake, this new nudibranch looks ready for a bizarre brunch.
Here’s another nudibranch.
During one of the expedition's deep-sea trawls, the group hauled up this crab, likely a new species in the Iphiculus genus. Its pincers are lined with
Researchers snorkeling among coral reefs discovered and gently dug up this unidentified sea pen for later study.
Scanning the depths off the Philippines in 2007, an undersea robot beamed back video of a worm—or was it a squid, or a worm eating a squid?—with
spiraling appendages, iridescent "oars," and a feathery "nose."
Only emerging at night, this new species of sea pen went undiscovered until the recent Philippines expedition. Like corals, sea pens are actually
composed of colonies of polyps—tiny animals—working together.
This pink coral colony, found recently in the Philippines, may represent a new species because it grows differently than related corals.
This chestfish use its fin’s to walk the bottom of the ocean.
Hope you enjoyed.
edit on 15-8-2011 by Mimir because: (no reason given)