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2011-07-20 06:10:00

An FEI Quanta SEM electron microscope revealed a hydrothermal worm that seems monstrous when zoomed in 525 times. These worms, among the smallest living things in the world, are deep sea creatures and almost as small as bacterium. They are largely found near hydrothermal vents in the ocean. Hydrothermal vents are found near volcanically active places.  Philippe Crassous shot the image of the worm using FEI's microscope. Scientists discovered the first multicellular life in the deep...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.