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750,000 undiscovered species in the oceans

Posted on Monday, 4 October, 2010 | Comment icon 13 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A massive new census of life in the oceans has been completed following 10 years of research.

The census has revealed an astonishing number of marine species from massive sea spiders to blind lobsters, incredibly despite over 250,000 species being identified it is believed there could be another 750,000 undiscovered species still to be found.

"Giant sea spiders the size of dinner plates. Wriggly creatures nicknamed "Squidworms" because of their strange-looking tentacles."

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters on 4 October, 2010, 19:55
Here's what I found this morning. Slide Show Fantastic! Thank you! Some interesting looking creatures there I've just found this too - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8039965/Census-of-Marine-Life-pictures-of-new-ocean-species-discovered.html
Comment icon #5 Posted by farandaway on 4 October, 2010, 21:19
It's like a treasure trove of alien countenances out there, I haven't had this much fun exploring the internet in years! Nat Geo had more: Nat Geo Link
Comment icon #6 Posted by pallidin on 4 October, 2010, 22:55
Outstanding pics!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Automaton on 5 October, 2010, 3:28
Wow, nice links! Amazing stuff. In the article though, I never saw any reason why they say there may be 750,000 new species. Is it just to make it a nice even (Dr. Evil) 1 MILLION species!? ... Or is it just a guess? Not that I necessarily agree or disagree, just wondering. (Peacock Mantis Shrimp? Seriously? freakiest thing I've ever seen. Love it!) (video of it under 'Indonesia' in Still Waters' first link)
Comment icon #8 Posted by Still Waters on 5 October, 2010, 15:14
Wow, nice links! Amazing stuff. In the article though, I never saw any reason why they say there may be 750,000 new species. Is it just to make it a nice even (Dr. Evil) 1 MILLION species!? ... Or is it just a guess? Not that I necessarily agree or disagree, just wondering. I think it's a guess. They seem to increase the estimate with each new species they find. Who knows, they might end up with 1 million yet
Comment icon #9 Posted by farandaway on 5 October, 2010, 20:42
(Peacock Mantis Shrimp? Seriously? freakiest thing I've ever seen. Love it!) (video of it under 'Indonesia' in Still Waters' first link) Wow, somehow I missed this guy! Who needs SETI when we have the ocean? LOL (Just kidding don't hurt me.)
Comment icon #10 Posted by thermodynamics on 6 October, 2010, 18:55
Amazing... Considering the fact that planet earth consists of approx. 71% ocean it is very good possible that there are millions of unknow creatures. That's the beauty and diversity of this world...
Comment icon #11 Posted by Automaton on 6 October, 2010, 21:14
Wow, somehow I missed this guy! Who needs SETI when we have the ocean? LOL (Just kidding don't hurt me.) No doubt, and how it looks isn't even half of what makes it so cool. (I've done some homework) This guy has the fastest limb movement of any creature anywhere. It has the hardest pound for pound 'punch' of any creature anywhere as well. It has two claws that in this guys case are actually clubs, which it uses to hammer on it's prey, which is often many times larger than itself. It hits with a force of up to 60kg, and it accelerates at the speed of a bullet (accelerates is a key word here). ... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by slowfade on 8 October, 2010, 22:53
Just amazing. I'm fascinated by these mysterious creatures of the deep, so thanks for posting this!
Comment icon #13 Posted by SameerPrehistorica on 9 October, 2010, 18:10
That's Great...Sure there are plenty of animals in Oceans... I use to wonder,if there is any big Monster bigger than the Blue Whale which is lying Deeper.


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