Skip to comments.Thousands of strange creatures found deep in ocean
Posted on 11/22/2009 1:29:00 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The creatures living in the depths of the ocean are as weird and outlandish as the creations in a Dr. Seuss book: tentacled transparent sea cucumbers, primitive "dumbos" that flap ear-like fins, and tubeworms that feed on oil deposits.
A report released Sunday recorded 17,650 species living below 656 feet, the point where sunlight ceases. The findings were the latest update on a 10-year census of marine life.
"Parts of the deep sea that we assumed were homogenous are actually quite complex," said Robert S. Carney, an oceanographer at Louisiana State University and a lead researcher on the deep seas.
Thousands of marine species eke out an existence in the ocean's pitch-black depths by feeding on the snowlike decaying matter that cascades downeven sunken whale bones. Oil and methane also are an energy source for the bottom-dwellers, the report said.
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Some of the weird creatures from the deep look as if they are Democrat/ACORN operatives!!
There is one that looks like it is a mouth capable of vacuuming up Trillion$ at one end and turning out $h11t at the other.
It’s the Chicago Olympics. Once that bid fell apart, all sorts of slimy creatures started to sleep with the fishes.
There is this strange creature called the Kenyan donkey which is not indigenous to North American wildlife.
Somehow it is called Kenyan donkey yet no one knows exactly where it was born.
Some even run as Democrats for Congress.
This study was done at LSU. Les Miles may soon be swimming with these strange guys after yesterdays game at Ole Miss.
“Parts of the deep sea that we assumed were homogenous are actually quite complex.”
“Homogenous”? That’s what Sponge Bob is ain’t it?
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