Artorius Castus

Scientists discover rare marine species

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 16, 2007


By OLIVER TEVES
Associated Press Writer
AP Photo/Ross Hopcroft

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Scientists exploring a deep ocean basin in search of species isolated for millions of years found marine life believed to be previously undiscovered, including a tentacled orange worm and an unusual black jellyfish.

It looks like a baby Architeuthis Dux..

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Leviathan of the Deep

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If you are underwater and you see the Eye, forget it, it’s over.

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Artists rendition of the epic battle between the Sperm Whale and the Giant Squid. The pictures is really inaccurate, though. This Clash of the Titans occurs mostly in Deep.

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Whalers have found Sperm Whales with plate sized marks on them from the suckers on the tentacles of Archieuthis. Parts of the Giant Squid have been in the stomachs of the whales, as well.

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You can see the whale can hold his own.

Truly an epic battle to rival that of the Spider Wasp and Tarantula. Except this battle of the depths’ outcome is far less one sided.

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  1. Patrick Truax said, on October 16, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    One of many reasons NOT to go into the deep water. The beach is one thing, but going way out in the middle of the ocean then going overboard in search whales or Architeuthis is just little too much water for me..

  2. Catty Ax Lady said, on October 17, 2007 at 12:02 am

    Nice.

  3. Elizabeth said, on October 17, 2007 at 2:08 am

    Skinny dip, anyone?

  4. Anonymous said, on October 17, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Look at the size of the eye on that thing! Is Nancy P missing one of her eyes?

  5. Patrick Truax said, on October 17, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    That IS a big eye. “Nancy, Nancy Pelosi, please pick up the white courtesy phone..”


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