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The mystery of the GIANT SEA SPIDERS

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seeder

uurrgghh,,,

The mystery of the GIANT SEA SPIDERS: Scientists baffled by 10-inch mega-arthropods emerging in Antarctica

'Sea spiders' are typically small, but in Antarctica can grow to nearly 25cm

The phenomenon is called polar gigantism, but what causes it is a mystery

Researchers are testing hypothesis about cold water's high oxygen content

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3378051/The-mystery-GIANT-SEA-SPIDERS-Scientists-baffled-mega-arthropods-emerging-Antarctica.html#ixzz3vnUkB9aa

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Imaginarynumber1

I love spiders. I want a sea spider.

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TheGreatBeliever

Wat they been eating? I want some too!

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Aftermath

I love spiders. I want a sea spider.

They are not really spiders, from the article: "These 'spiders' are actually pycnogonids, a type of primitive marine arthropod".

Also, in response to the article: "and they grow to massive sizes in a phenomenon known as polar gigantism — but scientists don't know why." Gotta be climate change, of course.

:w00t::cry::no:

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spartan max2

Ahhh. Was expecting bigger

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Thorvir

...this Saturday on SyFy, right?

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GlitterRose

They are not really spiders, from the article: "These 'spiders' are actually pycnogonids, a type of primitive marine arthropod".

Also, in response to the article: "and they grow to massive sizes in a phenomenon known as polar gigantism — but scientists don't know why." Gotta be climate change, of course.

:w00t::cry::no:

They look close enough.

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BeastieRunner

Well that settles it. I'm never swimming in the South Pole now!

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freetoroam

wow, digestive tract in their legs, now that's clever s ** t!

Wonder how big they would actually grow before man says "that's enough, now we are scared..kill them!"

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Aftermath

Well that settles it. I'm never swimming in the South Pole now!

wow, digestive tract in their legs, now that's clever s ** t!

Wonder how big they would actually grow before man says "that's enough, now we are scared..kill them!"

We're already there. Now that they're big enough to have an article written about them, coupled with the notion that BeastieRunner cannot swim at the South Pole, we must eradicate them now without prejudice. It's imperative that peoples feel safe to swim at the South Pole.

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freetoroam

We're already there. Now that they're big enough to have an article written about them, coupled with the notion that BeastieRunner cannot swim at the South Pole, we must eradicate them now without prejudice. It's imperative that peoples feel safe to swim at the South Pole.

You are right.

BeastieRunner, get your flippers out, its safe to go into the ocean.wink10.gif

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Silver Surfer

she is all legs.

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Not Your Huckleberry

Ten inches? That's supposed to be scary?

I love spiders and REAL ones grow a good bit larger here on land.

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whichisit

they will take over the world in the year 5463

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Aftermath

they will take over the world in the year 5463

Well, I'm going to hold you to that. Won't you look silly in 5464 when they aren't our overlords... ha!

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Gary Meadows

There's something in the mist!....

:)

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qxcontinuum

the oxygen explains it. this is why in the past millions of years ago when the planet was reacher in o2 all the creatures were larger , like dinosaurus.

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