Plankton, all shimmery and full of volition.
Beautiful sneak. Did you know they have been reported as forty-six feet long? Its mouth can be over four feet wide!
Whale sharks are deities in traditional Vietnamese myth, the name translates as Sir Fish. For more cool whale shark facts, visit the Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center.
Bacteria-Eating Crabs Call Seafloor Mud Volcano Home
by Becky Oskin
A bacterial mat sounds like the festering remains of a long-ago meal, not the main course. But crabs living on a methane-spewing mud volcano were recently spotted munching on a tangled, filmy web of bacteria, providing new evidence that the deep-sea creatures rely on a mixed diet.
Researchers report today (Oct. 7) in the journal PLOS ONE that lithodid crabs, part of the lumpy, bumpy family that includes the Alaskan king crab, repeatedly snacked on bacteria offshore of Costa Rica in 2005. “As far as we know, deep-sea crabs feeding on bacterial mats were discovered only one single time before,” study co-author Peter Linke, a senior scientist at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany, said in a statement…
(read more: Live Science)
image: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Moon jelly. Source: wikipedia. Why send jellies to space? Well, because it’s awesome (true for anything in space), but mostly because of little crystals jellies keep in their bodies, and what these crystals can tell us about long-term human space travel. When a jelly grows, it forms calcium sulfate crystals at the margin of its … → Read More: Jellyfish go to space, say it was “meh, kinda sucky” http://dlvr.it/46cvMX
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