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Weird-Looking, Meat-Eating Sponge Found In Deep Sea
Yahoo News ^ | Fri, Nov 9, 2012 | Betty Oskin

Posted on 11/23/2012 4:23:48 PM PST by nickcarraway

A new carnivore shaped like a candelabra has been spotted in deep ocean waters off California's Monterey Bay. The meat-eating species was dubbed the "harp sponge," so-called because its structure resembles a harp or lyre turned on its side.

A team from the Monterey Bay Research Aquarium Institute in Moss Landing, Calif., discovered the sponge in 2000 while exploring with a remotely operated vehicle. The sponges live nearly 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) beneath the ocean's surface.

"We were just amazed. No one had ever seen this animal with their own eyes before," said Lonny Lundsten, an invertebrate biologist at the research institute and one of the first to see the harp sponge

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1 posted on 11/23/2012 4:23:53 PM PST by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 11/23/2012 4:25:25 PM PST by SkyPilot
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That is a sponge, alright!


3 posted on 11/23/2012 4:26:39 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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Meat-eating sponges are all over the teevee.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 4:31:12 PM PST by Olog-hai
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Who looks like a harp living under the sea?
SpongeBob Killer Pants!
Absorbent and white and carnivorous is he!
SpongeBob Killer Pants!
If nautical noshing is something you wish,
SpongeBob Killer Pants!
Then get caught in his arms and become the main dish!
SpongeBob Killer Pants!
SpongeBob Killer Pants!
SpongeBob Killer Pants!


5 posted on 11/23/2012 4:37:48 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Thanks nickcarraway — Whoops:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2962476/posts


6 posted on 11/23/2012 4:39:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks nickcarraway.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


7 posted on 11/23/2012 4:40:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SkyPilot
"Weird-Looking, Meat-Eating Sponge Found In Deep Sea"


8 posted on 11/23/2012 4:44:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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9 posted on 11/23/2012 4:45:15 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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LoL.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 5:34:46 PM PST by Red Steel
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How could anyone want to ‘hit’ that? B.A.R.F.


11 posted on 11/23/2012 5:56:49 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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A WEIRD MEAT EATING SPONGE FOUND IN THE OCEAN....WAIT A MINUTE for a second there I thought you were talking about the president...


12 posted on 11/23/2012 6:06:43 PM PST by contrarian (AmeriKa this is just SO WRONG)
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Perfect! She’s a sponge alright.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 6:13:12 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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14 posted on 11/23/2012 6:36:42 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: nickcarraway; SunkenCiv

The report of this meat-eating sponge reveals a number of overlooked traits in the jaw and teeth that clearly and specifically link the sponge to the Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In the case of the deep-sea, meat-eating sponge, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals.

The report is more fully covered in the book, Man and Sponge at Yale by Brigham Indie Shreeves.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 11:39:37 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.Reid)
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You laugh, but watch me do it!!!


16 posted on 11/30/2012 3:05:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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