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Frozen mammoth found with flowing blood

Posted on Friday, 31 May, 2013 | Comment icon 32 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The discovery of preserved mammoth blood could soon make it possible to clone a live specimen.

Scientists attempting to bring back mammoths from extinction now have much to celebrate - the remarkably well-preserved remains of an adult mammoth discovered in Siberia have been found to contain actual blood and muscle tissue. Researchers excavating the body came across the blood in ice cavities below the animal where it appears to have been maintained in a liquid state despite the freezing temperatures.

Samples of the blood and tissue have now been collected and sent for analysis in a laboratory. "When we broke the ice beneath her stomach, the blood flowed out from there, it was very dark," said expedition leader Semyon Grigoryev. "This is the most astonishing case in my entire life. How was it possible for it to remain in liquid form? And the muscle tissue is also red, the colour of fresh meat."

"The Jurasssic Park dream of cloning long-dead animals from their genetic remains may have taken a step closer to reality, as scientists claim to have found mammoth blood."

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Comment icon #23 Posted by HuntrSThompsun on 1 June, 2013, 6:36
The one best thing I've dreamed to see before I die was to see a real living dinosaur of sorts living walking and breathing.. this will be the most beautiful thing I've seen to walk in my eternal life if this gets successfully .. my uncle was eduard Storch. This was his dying dream, and my own! The one best thing I've dreamed to see before I die was to see a real living dinosaur of sorts living walking and breathing.. this will be the most beautiful thing I've seen to walk in my eternal life if this gets successfully .. my uncle was eduard Storch. This was his dying dream, and my own!
Comment icon #24 Posted by GirlfromOz on 1 June, 2013, 9:54
So now we have the ability to recreate a being that passed on many many years ago.My question is,do we really want this?The dinosaurs passed away with the disputed reasoning as to why.So,how could man survive with the threat of a being that threatens his livelihood?
Comment icon #25 Posted by skookum on 1 June, 2013, 12:28
I don't know why we always associate Mammoths alongside Dinosaurs. Mammoths co-existed with humans, so tells me they would be able to survive with the current oxygen percentage levels. I doubt a cloned Dinosaur would be able to cope with the 10% less oxygen level available today and get so large. As far as I am aware man would have been the only creature able to bring down an adult Mammoth, so any worry of lack natural predators isn't a major worry. In any case it would take thousands of years for them to reproduce in any numbers to become overpopulated. The UK lost all it's big predators (bea... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by chopmo on 1 June, 2013, 21:27
"Oops we accidently unleashed an ancient animal flu disease" Haha seriously in my opinion i think it's vice versa I hope they are carefull.
Comment icon #27 Posted by SameerPrehistorica on 4 June, 2013, 12:03
Once an animal has gone extinct it needs to stay gone. bringing species back could have tragic consequences for the current food chain and nature in general. I quite agree with what you said and i don't believe that they can bring them back.
Comment icon #28 Posted by psyche101 on 6 June, 2013, 5:11
I have heard that the Russians did eat the meat from wooly mammoths that they had excavated in the past. LINK - Did Explorer's eat Mammoth Meat? Even when mammoth meat isn't actually putrid, it still doesn't make great eating. According to Richard Stone's book Mammoth (2001), Russian zoologist Alexei Tikhonov (who figures in articles about the recent Siberian find) once tried a bite and said "it was awful. It tasted like meat left too long in a freezer." One of the best-documented accounts of a prehistoric meal comes at the end of Frozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe (1990), by Alaska zoology pr... [More]
Comment icon #29 Posted by psyche101 on 6 June, 2013, 5:39
You need not worry about this one. It's when they(scientists)find viable raptor blood, then we might have a problem.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Tutankhaten-pasheri on 6 June, 2013, 11:52
It would be interesting to see a live mammoth, and I think we will. However, do not hold breath because it would come in stages, for instance, at first something half mammoth half Indian elephant, and several, male and female. Then when they become mature another cut to get closer to full mammoth and so on. There won't be any instant mammoth, it will take some years. And there will not be herds of mammoth roaming about Siberia. There is no environment for mammoths because they need snow free ground all year, and there was no snow in the iceage on the tundra.
Comment icon #31 Posted by d e v i c e on 6 July, 2013, 9:33
There's no point bringing them back into the world. They'll just end up becoming extinct again, due to mans mismanagement of the planet.
Comment icon #32 Posted by MysticStrummer on 6 July, 2013, 18:11
Once an animal has gone extinct it needs to stay gone. bringing species back could have tragic consequences for the current food chain and nature in general. But... Money!!!


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