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'Supergiant' crustacean
« on: February 06, 2012, 04:03:36 PM »
A huge crustacean has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand. The creature - called a supergiant - is a type of amphipod, which are normally around 2-3cm long.

Alan Jamieson, from the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab, said: "It's a bit like finding a foot-long cockroach." This amphipod was far bigger than I ever thought possible."

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The strange animals were found using a large metal trap, which had been equipped with a camera, housed in sapphire glass to keep it safe from the high pressures of the deep sea. The creatures are small, but extremely active, and seem to thrive in this place where the pressure is one thousand times greater than at sea level.

Seven specimens were caught in the trap and nine were captured on film by the team from the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), in New Zealand.
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Re: 'Supergiant' crustacean
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 12:02:50 PM »
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Re: 'Supergiant' crustacean
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 01:28:07 PM »
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Re: 'Supergiant' crustacean
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 12:53:42 PM »
Thanks for sharing the recent information.
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Re: 'Supergiant' crustacean
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 12:11:33 PM »
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Re: 'Supergiant' crustacean
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 12:31:01 AM »
Thanks for sharing
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Re: 'Supergiant' crustacean
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 11:45:32 AM »
very very interesting !!!!
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Re: 'Supergiant' crustacean
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 01:55:21 PM »
Good Sharing
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Re: 'Supergiant' crustacean
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 01:02:03 PM »
Thanks for sharing the recent information.