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'Supergiant' crustacean found in deepest ocean

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:24 AM

A huge crustacean has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand.

The creature - called a supergiant - is a type of amphipod, which are normally around 2-3cm long.

But these beasts, discovered in the Kermadec Trench, were more than 10 times bigger: the largest found measured in at 34cm.

BBC Supergiant

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:37 AM
reply to post by lucifuge

Ahhh when I heard supergiant I was thinking, humongous! What is this puny little thing? Lol.


posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:38 AM
That looks pretty cool.

More importantly, can we eat, wear or farm them? That's what we do right?

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:42 AM
reply to post by Okandetre

It could make a cool hat!


posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:50 AM
reply to post by lucifuge

Reminds me of a trilobite!

It really doesn’t make much sense why it would evolve to be so big, with no defence from predators its advantage was being small so it could hide.
What’s the bet all that volcanic activity in the Kermadec trench caused the small species to mutate into this beast of a creature?

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:07 AM
LoL, I too was expecting a friggin giant!
3.4 metres yeah! 34cm, pfftttt!

But these beasts...

Baa haa haaa!!! * wipes tears
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:25 AM
Mmmmmm! Nom Nom Nom!


posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:26 AM
reply to post by lucifuge

The first thought that crossed my mind :

I know... it's disrespectful... but I want to eat it.


Originally posted by InfaRedMan
Mmmmmm! Nom Nom Nom!

LOL exactly!

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:26 AM
That's pretty neat. Throw in some of those guys with some of these guys...

And you will have a seafood feast!

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:39 AM
Looks like an Albino super king size prawn to me

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:40 AM
I know I know, your going to say one liner....but.....for those movie fans,

"I think we are going to need a bigger bowl of butter...'

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:45 AM
*runs to grab the cocktail sauce*

Ok who's firing up the grill?
Anyone up for shrimp on the barbie?

I bet there are plenty of species that remain undiscovered.
But that one definitely looks like a creature from millions of years ago.

I swear I have a fossil that looks just like that one.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:46 AM
Looks like a shrimp that's got his legs on backwards.

I wonder if they turn orange when you cook them?

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:20 AM
I'll melt some butter with a touch of garlic for dipping.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:38 AM
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like cockroach of the sea to me.
I want to pull out the raid and spray it to death.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:43 AM
It's been sighted before.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:49 AM
It looks like bait to me. That isn't very big. Bet I could catch a BIG FISH with it.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 08:06 AM
oh darn.... i thought this was going to address the 180ft diameter 'object' found in the North Sea/ Baltic Sea area

i only heard a blurb about the discovery on the C2C show Thursday morning
first thoughts are it is a flying saucer, but there is a possibility it is the shell of a giant horseshoe crab type creature because there was a reported 'tail' which was very, very long

with that kind of description, the little investigated object sounds like a ancient crab or armored sting-ray creature

will keep looking in ATS threads for any news

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 08:19 AM
Like everyone else, I thought the same thing, and my mouth watered!!!
I think I'm gonna have some of its smaller cousins for lunch today

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 08:21 AM


Somebody call Bubba Gump quick!!

Its amazing how we are still finding new stuff in the ocean.

Ps just did some quick math, that thing is about 20 times bigger than it should be.

So that would be like if we found a human that was 120 feet tall...... Huge!
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