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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Walk the dinosaur

Walk, don't run..........

"Sharks have been around for a long time, emerging over 400 million years ago. New research shows that tropical ‘walking sharks’ appeared just 9 million years ago, making them the most recently evolved shark on the planet."

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Hemiscyllium michaeli, a species of walking shark found near New Guinea. “We found the sharks, which use their fins to ‘walk’ around shallow reefs, only split off evolutionarily from their nearest common ancestor about 9 million years ago, and have been actively [spreading] into a complex of at least nine walking sharks ever since,”
Hemiscyllium michaeli, a species of walking shark found near New Guinea.
Hemiscyllium michaeli, a species of walking shark found near New Guinea.



Hemiscyllium michaeli, a species of walking shark found near New Guinea.



Friday, 17 January 2020

She blinded me with science

Some more deep mysteries unlocked by science?

 Link: HERE


"The giant squid (Architeuthis dux; Steenstrup, 1857) is an enigmatic giant mollusc with a circumglobal distribution in the deep ocean, except in the high Arctic and Antarctic waters. The elusiveness of the species makes it difficult to study. Thus, having a genome assembled for this deep-sea–dwelling species will allow several pending evolutionary questions to be unlocked."

 

Space Oddity


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One of the most bizarre sea creatures known to science comes in many different forms: the Siphonophore, of which there are 188 recorded species. ROV expeditions has given the scientific community and all-new look at the strange, somewhat creepy superorganisms which continue to capture people's imaginations.