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Antarctic Hot Springs Yields Ghostly New Species

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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:49 AM
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news.discovery.com...

The discovery of new deep-sea hot springs off Antarctica may rewrite theories of how marine creatures populate the world's oceans.

Scientists say the underwater plumes -- located between the southern tip of South America and the Antarctic Peninsula -- are chock-full of new species, including a pale, ghostly-looking octopus, a predatory seven-legged sea star and a hairy-chested "yeti" crab.

Experts say the strangest thing is what they didn't find -- tube worms, shrimp and mussels that have been found at the world's other deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities



Once again, Antarctica yields new information for science. I foresee many more discoveries to be found in the coming years regarding life in one of the most brutal environments on the planet. That life can flurish in Antarctica is a testament to the ability of life to develop and evolve in harsh climates. This research may prove valuable to understanding life on earth, as well as the development of life in space.




posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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Release the Kraken.!!
second important line.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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You have to love Mother Nature's ingenuity.

We have yet to discover all the organisms that live on land, let alone in the water.

Just think, if we weren't spending $600 billion per year on "defense", we could have half the oceans fully mapped by now...

Then again, maybe they have... and there's more that they just don't want us to know.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:27 AM
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If we allow it to be...Antarctica can become the gift of this century for the wonders it holds, the gifts it can give and the sheer little boy wonder of it all, yet to be discovered. Here is hoping we turn attention to that cold, lonely place with the full PEACEFUL efforts of a curious planet.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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Great find isyeye


Star and flag for you!


Really looking forward in seeing what else pops up in the future.

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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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Great find.
....There was a video on msm but it disappeared when I tried to play it. Maybe it will show up on youtube. Hope so - there are several really cool new species!



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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I found the video you mentioned. Thanks for the information. An amazing video!!!

This video has some additional footage.
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Good one!
.....Here's the other one - it has more at the beginning - sorry, can't imbed it.

CBC VIDEO



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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that white octopus looks like those from mario bros! haha mother nature has still too much species to show us! im excited every time I find scientists discover new species!



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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I read this book! First we find a a new species, then we discover a lost city in the middle of Antarctica now inhabited by giant blind albino penguins.



The lost city of the Elder Things is close to being discovered! Beware the Shoggoths!!
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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Here is a link to a thread created discussing the newly discovered deepsea crab
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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Is crazy how far we've made it out in space yet our oceans are almost totally unexplored at the extreme depths. The largest mountains on the planet are under the sea! How incredible is that! I love stories like these



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by YouAreLiedTo
You have to love Mother Nature's ingenuity.

We have yet to discover all the organisms that live on land, let alone in the water.

Just think, if we weren't spending $600 billion per year on "defense", we could have half the oceans fully mapped by now...

Then again, maybe they have... and there's more that they just don't want us to know.


Bingo.

Cool thread though. Octos are some of the coolest animals on Earth, or should I say in Earth.

We know very little about what is necessary to foster life.

As a fragile species, we have not had much to work with as far as the opposite scale.

Insane amounts of pressure that deep.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 05:14 AM
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first one brill off to watch more
by the way one of my favourite
things in our waters
id love to see one with my own
eyes

second one well brill i like the
idea that this is where life
could of evolved from

have you ever seen the brine lakes
at the bottom sea they to are
full of life forms cool hey
s
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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 03:49 AM
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Life on earth never cease to amaze me, if anything this is warrant enough to send a probe to the ice moon encladeus to search for life !

Uh oh Ryleth !





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