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Astonishing discovery of 'supergiant' crustaceans made off New Zealand
grindtv.com ^

Posted on 02/03/2012 10:16:26 AM PST by Scythian

There are ordinary amphipods, known to be mostly tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that thrive in aquatic environments around the world, and now there are "supergiant" amphipods, which are 10 times larger and, frankly, quite freakish-looking (see video and photo).

One shrimp will serve as an entire meal ...



See video at news link ...

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


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: giantshrimp

1 posted on 02/03/2012 10:16:30 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

They are the monsters that are in your closet at night.

Bwhaahaa!


2 posted on 02/03/2012 10:17:27 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Scythian
While they only caught seven of the enormous amphipods, they saw several others, including some that measured about 13 inches.

Imagine a foot long Shrimp !!! Click this thread to see photo ...
3 posted on 02/03/2012 10:17:53 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian
There is only one thing to do with this kind of discovery...


4 posted on 02/03/2012 10:22:02 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: freedumb2003

Maybe you can be the first to try one. I’ll stop over for dinner, after a few hours if you’re still alive after eating your first one then maybe I’ll try one ...

Imagine a 13 inch shrimp on a subway footlong, mmmm ....


5 posted on 02/03/2012 10:24:04 AM PST by Scythian
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To: freedumb2003

Precisely!

My mouth was watering just looking at those photos.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 10:24:34 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Scythian


Just to show pic as users browse the main site ...
7 posted on 02/03/2012 10:25:09 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Obviously Ancient Aliens.
*Snicker*


8 posted on 02/03/2012 10:25:17 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Scythian

—33,000 feet below, seven milky-white amphipods measuring to about 11 inches, or the size of small lobsters. (Ordinary amphipods barely exceed 1 inch.)—

Which begs the question, how large are the LOBSTERS down there?!


9 posted on 02/03/2012 10:26:28 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Scythian

I, for one, welcome our new overlords...

10 posted on 02/03/2012 10:26:38 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Scythian

>>Maybe you can be the first to try one.<<

That would at lest make me the 3rd bravest man to ever have lived. (#2 = first man to eat a lobster, #1 = first man to eat a raw oyster).


11 posted on 02/03/2012 10:27:34 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Darksheare

“Ancient Alien” is the term by which I refer to my ex-wife.


12 posted on 02/03/2012 10:27:45 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: cuban leaf

I heard the named they species ...

“Redlobsterus Homarus”


13 posted on 02/03/2012 10:28:11 AM PST by Scythian
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To: cuban leaf
Which begs the question, how large are the LOBSTERS down there?!

HUGH...I am SERIES

14 posted on 02/03/2012 10:28:18 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: jsh3180

LOL, ouch.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 10:28:57 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: JRios1968; cuban leaf

Well, it hopefully will satisfy those pesky outer space teenagers...

16 posted on 02/03/2012 10:29:48 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: freedumb2003

Don’t forget the garlic and the sherry!


17 posted on 02/03/2012 10:30:00 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Scythian

Yum! Light the barby, place those shrimp on wooden skewers, season with butter, garlic, lemon and pepper-grill until done...


18 posted on 02/03/2012 10:31:50 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Scythian
Imagine a 13 inch shrimp on a subway footlong, mmmm ....

That would make an awesome Po' Boy.

19 posted on 02/03/2012 10:31:56 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Scythian

Jumbo shrimp.


20 posted on 02/03/2012 10:32:46 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: freedumb2003

Who licked the first toad?


21 posted on 02/03/2012 10:39:36 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

>>Who licked the first toad?<<

I said “brave” not “insane.”

:)


22 posted on 02/03/2012 10:46:13 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: 6SJ7

...they’re gonna need a BIGGER barbie...


23 posted on 02/03/2012 10:47:00 AM PST by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: massgopguy

“Who licked the first toad?”

A perverted liberal.


24 posted on 02/03/2012 10:47:07 AM PST by Levante
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To: freedumb2003

LMAO!


25 posted on 02/03/2012 10:47:46 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Scythian

Tastes like chicken.

LLS


26 posted on 02/03/2012 10:55:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Scythian

If they’re smart, they’ll grab a bunch of them and start breeding them.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 10:59:41 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: freedumb2003

I have always wondered what possessed the first person ever to eat an artichoke. Who would have thought there was something that tasty inside all those spikey leaves?


28 posted on 02/03/2012 11:08:57 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: massgopguy
Who licked the first toad?

That's something I always wanted to know. 

Who the heck thought it was a good idea? The result probably freaked him out a bit.

29 posted on 02/03/2012 11:09:24 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: freedumb2003

That would at lest make me the 3rd bravest man to ever have lived. (#2 = first man to eat a lobster, #1 = first man to eat a raw oyster).

The bravest of all was the man who ate a raw clam and lived. Old time PSP test is SE AK: feed one to a cat. If it lives then the clams are clean.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 11:26:15 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: freedumb2003

Thanks a zillion. You have given me the first, and what I expect will be the biggest, chuckle of the day. Now I can leave my computer keyboard until another day.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 11:31:09 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

I saw those fifty years ago:

http://www.badmovies.org/movies/tingler/tingler5.jpg


32 posted on 02/03/2012 11:53:11 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Scythian

But are they tasty on the barbe, Mate?


33 posted on 02/03/2012 11:53:42 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: 6SJ7
Jumbo shrimp.

That requires a shot to the head from a .38 to kill!
34 posted on 02/03/2012 11:55:51 AM PST by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Newt loves mine!)
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To: Scythian

Giant shrimp on the barbie! Break out the Old Bay seasoning!


35 posted on 02/03/2012 12:00:53 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: freedumb2003

...or the first man to eat an egg.

“Hey Ogg! I dare you to eat the next thing that comes out of that bird’s butt...”


36 posted on 02/03/2012 12:24:35 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Travis McGee

bump


37 posted on 02/03/2012 12:30:15 PM PST by Scythian
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To: freedumb2003
...3rd bravest man to ever have lived. (#2 = first man to eat a lobster, #1 = first man to eat a raw oyster).

Maybe they weren't so much brave as losers of bets.

38 posted on 02/03/2012 3:01:56 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: freedumb2003

“A brave man it was who first an oyster et” James Mitchner Chesapeake


39 posted on 02/03/2012 3:06:42 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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