Scientists discover bizarre deep sea creatures July 15th, 2010
Australian scientists have discovered never-seen-before prehistoric marine life in the depths of the ocean below the Great Barrier Reef, the University of Queensland said Wednesday.
Ancient “six-gilled” sharks, giant oil fish, swarms of crustaceans and many unidentified fish – all of which look worthy of a science-fiction film – were among the astounding marine life caught on camera some 1,400 meters (4,593 feet) below sea level.
Group of Microbes Change Dissolved Gold to Solid National Geographic News - August 30, 2001
Breathing is a rich experience for a group of unusual microbes that typically live deep beneath the sea.
A microbiologist has found that microscopic organisms known as extremophiles breathe in dissolved gold and out comes the stuff of gold rings, necklaces, and earrings. The finding may explain how some gold ore deposits formed.
Ten years ago Derek Lovley, a microbiologist at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, discovered that many microorganisms derive their energy by breathing in dissolved forms of toxic metals, such as uranium and cadmium, and converting them to solids.
Study: Earth has nearly 9 million species, but about 7 million of them haven't been discovered August 23, 2011
So far, only 1.9 million species have been found. Recent discoveries have been small and weird: a psychedelic frogfish, a lizard the size of a dime and even a blind hairy mini-lobster at the bottom of the ocean...
Worm and Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii used complex mathematical models and the pace of discoveries of not only species, but of higher classifications such as family to come up with their estimate.
Pale octopus, hairy-chested yeti crab and other new species found Wednesday 4 January 2012 10.40 GMT
Scientists exploring underwater vents near Antarctica find a world of creatures thriving in temperatures of 400C
A world of previously unseen creatures has been found thriving next to boiling vents of water, several miles under the surface of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica. Hundreds of hairy-chested yeti crabs, a mysterious-looking pale octopus and colonies of limpets, snails and barnacles were found by British scientists at a hydrothermal vent located in the ocean's East Scotia Ridge.
Prof Alex Rogers of Oxford University used a remotely operated vehicle called Isis to scout the sea bed around the ridge, which spans about 2.4km and features springs of black, smoky water that can reach temperatures of almost 400C (752F). The hydrothermal vents are powered by underwater volcanoes, and the scalding temperatures and rich mineral content of the water gives rise to vast rocky chimneys that support a wide variety of life forms.
U.N. Clears China Sea-Floor Plan Beijing's First Manned Deep-Sea Craft, the Jiaolong, Will Explore the Ocean Floor for Minerals JULY 22, 2011
The British journal Nature Geoscience published a paper this month in which Japanese researchers claimed to have discovered vast deposits of rare-earth minerals—used in a variety of high-tech products—on the ocean floor east and west of Hawaii at depths ranging from 3,500 meters to 6,000 meters.
The only other vessels capable of exploring below 3,500 meters are France's Nautile and Russia's Mir, which planted a Russian flag on the seabed beneath the Arctic in 2007.
But according to new rules on polymetallic sulphides adopted by ISA last year, its next step is to sign a contract with the ISA to explore up to 10,000 square kilometers over the next 15 years, although the area will be halved after eight years.
Yeti Crabs & Ghost Octopus! Unique Life Found at 1st Antarctic Deep-Sea Vents LiveScience.comBy Stephanie Pappas | LiveScience.com – 16 hrs ago
"We were absolutely stunned to see the animal communities, because they were so different from the hydrothermal vents seen elsewhere," Rogers told LiveScience. He and his colleagues reported their results today (Jan. 3) in the journal PLoS Biology.
Discovery in the deep sea
Weird life flourishes at deep-sea vents the world over, but no one had ever found hydrothermal vents in Antarctica, explained Jon Copley, a professor of earth and ocean science at the University of Southampton who also participated in the research. That's largely because it's more difficult to do research in the harsh Southern Ocean than in temperate climes. [Extremophiles: World's Weirdest Life]...
Don't let the rainbow glow fool you. This polychaete worm-found 3,900 feet (1,200 meters) down on the muddy seafloor off northern New Zealand—is a ferocious predator, with jaws that project à la the Alien movie monster.
Scientists spotted the creature—and many others—during a three-week expedition this spring throughout four deep-sea regions in the volcano-rich Kermadec Ridge.
Covering 3,800 square miles (9,840 square kilometers), the study area included undersea mountains, continental slopes, canyons, and hydrothermal vents-areas where undersea volcanoes release hot water and gases.
The "exciting" survey turned up several known species, from stalked barnacles to giant mussels, as well as potential new ones, biologist Malcolm Clark said by email.
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