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New species of mushrooms-shaped creatures

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:07 AM

Scientists have discovered a new genus in the animal kingdom - mushroom-shaped 'alien' creatures dredged from the depths of the sea strait between mainland Australia and Tasmania.

The two species were placed in a new genus called Dendrogramma, after researchers found that they could not be categorised in any existing phyla - large families of living things.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:39 PM

Superficially somewhat resembles the Sea Pansy, a shallow water coral relative. Would guess it has the same lifestyle, the stalk rooted in the sediment with the feeding end upright. Interesting discovery.


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:55 PM

I love seeing and reading about new creatures that have been undiscovered. I will never get tired of it.


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:47 PM

Very cool!
But I'm pretty sure I've eaten these with some butter, shallots, white wine and a touch of sea salt and fresh parsley. :yes:


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:07 AM

That is just awesome

“Two species are recognised and current evidence suggest that they represent an early branch on the tree of life, with similarities to the 600 million-year-old extinct Ediacara fauna.”

Who knows what we may learn here. Good onya Aussie :D

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:02 AM

View PostParanomaly, on 04 September 2014 - 10:55 PM, said:

I love seeing and reading about new creatures that have been undiscovered.
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undiscovered?
lost then?!
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:09 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 04 September 2014 - 11:47 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure I've eaten these with some butter, shallots, white wine and a touch of sea salt and fresh parsley.
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me too QC, but "exotic" mushrooms are my forte'.....

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:12 AM

View Postshrooma, on 05 September 2014 - 02:09 AM, said:

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me too QC, but "exotic" mushrooms are my forte'.....

Deep diving as well? I love a real Foodie!
We are speaking about food, no?

Edited by QuiteContrary, 05 September 2014 - 02:14 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:15 AM

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Deep diving as well?
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any lengths QC, any lengths.....
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:34 AM

Love the use of the word 'Alien' to describe something previously undiscovered lol :no:

Interesting species discovery that's for sure, so much we don't know about our own world.....

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:19 AM

That "alien mushroom" looks very similar to the alien from Prometheus movie!

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:42 PM

Very cool looking, I wonder what else they'll find down there?


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 03:59 PM

Oh, those look cool. I would put them in my fish tank. :)


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

1/2 lb. Dendrogramma- 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup EV Olive oil - 1 clove of garlic - 1/4 tsp orange peel, now sauté over medium heat in the oil and butter for a few minutes, then add garlic and orange. Cook Dendrogramma until fork tender and pour over a bed of rice.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:32 PM

Given it's Australia, what's the bet they're venomous or poisonous?

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