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Amphipod Species Moving Into Arctic Waters
2013-12-19 09:04:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Amphipods typically found in the Atlantic Ocean are now reproducing in the Arctic waters west of Spitsbergen, Norway, and according to research appearing in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, the discovery could signify a shift in the region’s zooplankton community. The presence of these creatures was discovered by biologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), who...

Researchers Find King-sized Crustacean In Deep Pacific Trench
2012-02-03 08:48:10

During an expedition to the Kermadec Trench north of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean researchers discovered a ℠supergiant´ amphipod measuring 10 times the size of typical amphipods. Typically deep sea amphipods are about an inch long (2-3 centimeters) with the exception of the ℠giant´ amphipod found in Antarctica which can be up to 4 inches long (10 centimeters). But the latest discovery, in the world´s deepest ocean at depths of 23,000 feet, measures an...

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2010-03-16 07:00:00

Scientists trying to catch a glimpse of what the underbelly of an ice sheet in Antarctica looks like got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a shrimp-like amphipod and a jellyfish thriving in the subfreezing dark water. Six hundred feet below the ice where no light is found, scientists had believed that nothing more than microbes could exist. But when the NASA team lowered a video camera to the depths to look around, they watched as a curious 3-inch-long Lyssianasid amphipod came...

2008-09-19 21:00:17

Australian researchers said hundreds of new coral and crustacean species have been discovered on the Great Barrier and Ningaloo reefs. The Census of Marine Life was a four-year effort led by the Australian Institute of Marine Science to record the diversity of life in and around the renowned reefs. Researchers uncovered about 300 soft coral species -- up to half of them thought to be new to science. They also found dozens of small crustacean species, a rarely sampled amphipod called...


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2009-06-26 17:28:06

The Kauai Cave Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) is a species of spider that exists only in a few caves in a six square mile lava flow in the Koloa-Poipu region of Kauai, Hawaii. Only six populations are known to exist. It is locally known as the "Blind Wolf Spider". This spider is very rare and since its discovery in 1971, only about 30 specimens have been recorded. This species is totally blind, and has evolved to have no eyes. The adult is about 0.78 inches long and is reddish-brown. It is...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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