• World's deepest land animal discovered (Its a land prawn)
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[release] [img]http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2012/02/22/Plutomurus-ortobalaganensis.jpg[/img] The deepest-dwelling land animal in the world has been found almost 2 kilometres underground. Fittingly, its home is Krubera-Voronja, the world's deepest cave, whose bottommost point is 2191 metres below its mouth.The cave is located near the Black Sea in Abkhazia, a breakaway republic of Georgia. The arthropod, known as Plutomurus ortobalaganensis, was discovered 1980 metres below the surface, where it feeds off fungi and other decaying matter. Three other new species were also found lurking in the cave: Anurida stereoodorata, Deuteraphorura kruberaensis and Schaefferia profundissima. All four species have been classified as springtails, a type of small primitive wingless insect. Living in total darkness, the species all lack eyes. However, A. stereoodorata compensates for this with a highly specialised form of chemoreceptor. The animals were discovered by Ana Sofia Reboleira from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Alberto Sendra of the Valencian Museum of Natural History, Spain. They were exploring the Krubera-Voronja cave as part of a 2010 expedition led by the Ibero-Russian CaveX team. Before this discovery, springtails had been found just half a kilometre below ground. In 1986, Ongulonychiurus colpus was found living 550 metres down in Spanish caves, and last year, Tritomurus veles was found at 430 metres in caves in Croatia. The discovery of species living deep underground in total darkness gives new insights into the extreme conditions in which animals can survive.[/release] [url]http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2012/02/worlds-deepest-land-animal-dis.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news[/url] Looks delicious
looks kinda cute imo
Looks like a cross between an ant and a shrimp.
Was pretty sure it'd be creepers.
your mom's deeper
fookin proons
Philosoprawn. Geddit, because it's deep.
Wow that thing is ugly :v:
I was expecting a giant ugly eyeless fish monster with big teeth.
What I wanna know is who had the balls to go that deep into a cave.
[QUOTE=Mr._N;34844595]Looks like a cross between an ant and a shrimp.[/QUOTE] A shrant?
"Prawn" made me think of this [img]http://www.darksidecostumes.org/images/district-9-warning%20small.jpg[/img]
Portugal! <3 Cool find. Looks like it could fuck your shit up though.
And then it mutates and evolves rapidly and we all die [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/33/Tremorsposter.jpg/220px-Tremorsposter.jpg[/img]
yes. when exposed to light, it turns into a giant dinosaur worm thing
soon as i saw (its a land prawn) i thought "fooking prawns"
it's got advanced weaponry in dem limbs
It looks more like a cross between a wasp and an ant that poses like a grasshopper to me.
The more important question is; can you eat it, and is it delicious?
[QUOTE=D3vils Buddy;34846675]And then it mutates and evolves rapidly and we all die [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/33/Tremorsposter.jpg/220px-Tremorsposter.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] I wish my last name also was Bacon.
[QUOTE=Mr._N;34844595]Looks like a cross between an ant and a shrimp.[/QUOTE] Shrimp ARE Prawns, actually. [editline]24th February 2012[/editline] This looks delicious aswell, normal prawns are godly-tasting and this will probably be even nicer.
[QUOTE=Drsalvador;34847712]Shrimp ARE Prawns, actually. [editline]24th February 2012[/editline] This looks delicious aswell, normal prawns are godly-tasting and this will probably be even nicer.[/QUOTE] Yes, I know that shrimp is another word for prawn.
was expecting horrific looking super-insect, was pleasantly surprised with quite a cute prawn thing.
That's right!
Prawns are tasty.
[QUOTE=Canuhearmenow;34847689]The more important question is; can you eat it, and is it delicious?[/QUOTE] more like ' hurp durp can u getz hi off it??? '
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