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Monday, September 27, 2010

Metroid: Would you look at that

AHHHHH a real one!!jk
Four thousand feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, water temperatures hover around a chilly 37° Fahrenheit, and the tiny sparks of bioluminescent life forms provide the only light. In this dark, cold world, scientists have discovered a strange new predator - a gelatinous, blood-red jellyfish that can reach up to three meters in diameter. Named Tiburonia granrojo (Spanish for big red), this massive jelly is particularly unusual because it lacks tentacles, which most jellies use to catch their food. Instead, Big Red has between four and seven thick, wrinkled arms.
Although the new jelly has been spotted nearly two dozen times, scientists have only been able to collect one Big Red specimen so far. This specimen - a small juvenile - has been added to the Invertebrate Zoology collection at the California Academy of Sciences, where it will be further studied.
 

10 comments:

  1. that is an awesome picture dude, i've always been interested in deep water sea life, great post

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  2. If i saw that in the water next to me i would freak out lol though great post

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  3. lmao. it does look like a metroid.

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  4. I agree, definitely looks like a metroid, which is awesome. lol Hard to believe we are still finding new creatures in the world. hah

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  5. It looks like something from sci-fi horror movies.

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  6. This is why mankind must destroy mother nature!!

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