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Thousands of strange creatures found deep in ocean
Associated Press ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | CAIN BURDEAU

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 down—even sunken whale bones. Oil and methane also are an energy source for the bottom-dwellers, the report said.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; godsgravesglyphs; marine; marinebiology; marinelife; ocean; science

1 posted on 11/22/2009 1:29:03 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some of the weird creatures from the deep look as if they are Democrat/ACORN operatives!!


2 posted on 11/22/2009 1:32:53 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (A village in Kenya is missing its idiot.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

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.


3 posted on 11/22/2009 1:35:41 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (A village in Kenya is missing its idiot.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

4 posted on 11/22/2009 1:36:24 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s the Chicago Olympics. Once that bid fell apart, all sorts of slimy creatures started to sleep with the fishes.


5 posted on 11/22/2009 1:36:47 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thousands of strange creatures found deep in ocean



notice the obozo t-shirt

6 posted on 11/22/2009 1:36:50 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

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.


7 posted on 11/22/2009 1:37:22 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some even run as Democrats for Congress.


8 posted on 11/22/2009 1:37:44 PM PST by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: F15Eagle

Barf!


9 posted on 11/22/2009 1:38:40 PM PST by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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10 posted on 11/22/2009 1:38:58 PM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

11 posted on 11/22/2009 1:41:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

12 posted on 11/22/2009 1:43:43 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You knew it had to happen.


13 posted on 11/22/2009 1:44:12 PM PST by scoobysnak71
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To: max americana

14 posted on 11/22/2009 1:45:27 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: JoeProBono

No comment...


15 posted on 11/22/2009 2:06:55 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: paulycy

16 posted on 11/22/2009 2:10:25 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
That's a cute little guy. Might be an appetizer.


17 posted on 11/22/2009 2:17:07 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: paulycy; Free ThinkerNY

18 posted on 11/22/2009 2:21:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This study was done at LSU. Les Miles may soon be swimming with these strange guys after yesterdays game at Ole Miss.


19 posted on 11/22/2009 2:22:21 PM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Parts of the deep sea that we assumed were homogenous are actually quite complex.”
“Homogenous”? That’s what Sponge Bob is ain’t it?


20 posted on 11/22/2009 2:24:58 PM PST by SonnyBubba
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21 posted on 11/22/2009 2:28:45 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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22 posted on 11/22/2009 2:33:40 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Now you’re talking!


23 posted on 11/22/2009 2:34:55 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

24 posted on 11/22/2009 2:44:49 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: JoeProBono

There was some Discovery show where they were using the old sound recording systems for submarines to research whale migration, etc. The expert was playing various recordings and saying things like “that’s a Blue Whale off the coast of Nova Scotia, that’s a Gray Whale about 200 miles west of San Diego.....and this one (plays a sound that is almost electrical/ synthetic) - we have no idea! It’s in the Indian Ocean trench at about 1000’” (I’m pretty sure it was around India somewhere, and it was real deep - guessing on the depth). Pretty weird.


25 posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:36 PM PST by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Some of the weird creatures from the deep look as if they are Democrat/ACORN operatives!!

If one of them looks like Helen Thomas, I won't be looking.

26 posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:53 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: JoeProBono
That one's all DIGESTIVE SYSTEM and probably just consumes things (like freedoms) and craps (on everyone and everything in sight. I'll bet it came from HERE.

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27 posted on 11/22/2009 3:27:59 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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28 posted on 11/22/2009 6:07:59 PM PST by stormer
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29 posted on 11/22/2009 6:15:36 PM PST by stormer
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17,650 species living below 656 feet, the point where sunlight ceases
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30 posted on 11/23/2009 5:30:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Dick Bachert

I was about to respond that the thing is all mouth, fat gut and A-H, and wondered how long before someone compared it to a dim or RINO politician.


31 posted on 11/23/2009 6:00:11 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: JoeProBono

32 posted on 11/23/2009 6:06:36 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: SunkenCiv


Figure 4. 160 degree Celcius vent with jelly-like bacterial mat (right-center). Inset shows photo-micrograph of mat.

Lo ihi has some interesting life forms at 1000 meters below sea level. (Well maybe not that interesting since Green Peace doesn't hang out there in the area protesting and protecting them from exploitation by marine biologists and Japanese Sushi chefs.)
33 posted on 11/23/2009 6:14:16 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: JoeProBono
That looks like Pikachu.
34 posted on 11/23/2009 8:16:58 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zartan for President 2012)
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To: Miss Marple

We had the same idea! (post 32)


35 posted on 11/23/2009 8:19:30 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zartan for President 2012)
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To: Redcitizen

I never would have thought my years of cartoons with the grandkids would provide a useful reference!

And yes, that thing looks way too much like Pikacho. How weird!


36 posted on 11/24/2009 1:40:41 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: paulycy
Wicked!

The science channel had a show about these creatures of the deep a while back. They rerun it from time to time.

37 posted on 11/24/2009 1:48:24 AM PST by Ken H
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To: JoeProBono; SunkenCiv

My late MIL gave Hubby and me a small painting of some mushrooms, and one of them looked remarkably like this little creature except upright and no exposed “roots.” We uh... hung it in a room where guests were unlikely to see it, went so far as to color-coordinate the room, and of course, we never pointed out the resemblance to dear old Mom.


38 posted on 11/24/2009 3:58:16 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: SeaDragon

The things you find in nature.


39 posted on 11/24/2009 7:24:19 AM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: RikaStrom

Can’t argue that one.


40 posted on 11/24/2009 9:24:29 AM PST by SeaDragon
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To: Miss Marple

For me it was the nephews when they were growing up. I’m in total agreement with you.


41 posted on 11/24/2009 6:13:52 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zartan for President 2012)
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To: TheOldLady

:’)


42 posted on 11/24/2009 6:46:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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