Navigation Links
Marine scientists return with rare creatures from the deep
Date:7/6/2010

but that is where the similarity ended. It seemed like we were in a scene from Alice Through the Looking Glass.

"In the north-east, sea urchins were dominant on the flat plains and the cliffs were colourful and rich with sponges, corals and other life.

"In the north-west, the cliffs were dull grey bare rock with much less life. The north-west plains were the home of deep-sea enteropneust acorn worms. Only a few specimens, from the Pacific Ocean, were previously known to science.

"These worms are members of a little-known group of animals close to the missing link in evolution between backboned and invertebrate animals.

"The creatures were observed feeding and leaving characteristic spiral traces on the sea floor.

"They have no eyes, no obvious sense organs or brain but there is a head end, tail end and the primitive body plan of back-boned animals is established. One was observed showing rudimentary swimming behaviour.

"By the end of the expedition three different species were discovered each with a different colour, pink, purple and white with distinctly different shapes."

Using the remotely operated vehicle, high quality complete specimens of all three different-coloured species were captured and will be sent to specialists for further investigations.

Sea cucumbers, or holothurians, normally seen crawling incredibly slowly over the flat abyssal plains of the ocean floor, were found on steep slopes, small ledges and rock faces of the underwater mountain range.

Researchers were also surprised to see that they were very able and fast moving swimmers and unique video sequences were recorded of swimming holothurians.

Professor Priede said: "This expedition has revolutionised our thinking about deep-sea life in the Atlantic Ocean. It shows that we cannot just study what lives around the edges of the ocean and ignore the vast array of animals living on the slopes and val
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Phillips
j.phillips@abdn.ac.uk
44-122-427-3174
Census of Marine Life
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Marines land at UO, leave with plans to wear Oregon-made training suits
2. Gulf of Mexico dead zone to be studied by University of Texas at Austin marine scientists
3. US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marines, US Department of Defense conference held at UH
4. Scripps scientists discover fluorescence in key marine creature
5. Pollution from marine vessels linked to heart and lung disease
6. Marine scientists warn human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system
7. Present-day species of piranha result from a marine incursion into the Amazon Basin
8. Global climate change: The impact of El Niño on Galápagos marine iguanas
9. Global climate change: The impact of El Nio on Galpagos marine iguanas
10. Why diving marine mammals resist brain damage from low oxygen
11. Resilience concepts poised to aid management of coastal marine ecosystems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Marine scientists return with rare creatures from the deep
(Date:9/18/2014)... found clownfish larvae can swim up to 400 kilometres in ... cope with environmental change. , Clownfish spend their entire adult ... babies they must wander the open ocean, says study co-author, ... Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University. , ... now we,ve been given a rare glimpse into how far ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... creation of the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index ... of the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana wind, which ... was introduced Sept. 17 by the U.S. Forest Service, ... Electric. , The index includes four classification levels ranging ... help fire agencies and other emergency responders, the media ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Europaea started in 2000 as an EC-FP5 four-year project, ... of steady progress and successful participations in several EC ... Biodiversity Observation Network project (EU BON), to increase ... contributors and to extend the general dissemination of the ... has applied its novel e-Publishing tools to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nemo's epic journey to find a new home 2UCLA scientists play key role in developing new Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index 2Contributions on Fauna Europaea: Data papers as innovative model on expert involvement 2
... a paper published this week in the Proceedings ... aquatic ecologist Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall and colleagues report that ... proteins that originate from adjacent genetically modified crops. The ... stalks, and plant parts are washed into stream channels. ...
... and global contributions to clean water and environmental causes, ... to invention and the pursuit of discovery, Professor Xiaoguang ... Stevens Institute of Technology at the university,s annual Convocation ... professor in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of ...
... Elevated concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that can ... the same or increased in many streams and aquifers ... a new national study by the U.S. Geological Survey. ... assessment to date of nitrogen and phosphorus in our ...
Cached Biology News:Insecticides from genetically modified corn present in adjacent streams 2Prof. Xiaoguang Meng receives honorary master of engineering from Stevens 2Prof. Xiaoguang Meng receives honorary master of engineering from Stevens 3Elevated nitrogen and phosphorus still widespread in much of the nation's streams and groundwater 2Elevated nitrogen and phosphorus still widespread in much of the nation's streams and groundwater 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014 About POCT ... outside a clinical laboratory. It helps in making ... treatments and medication. POCT is gaining popularity due ... diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. ... are standardized to minimize errors during the diagnosis ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 Texas Governor Rick Perry, ... A&M Health Science Center CEO Brett Giroir, M.D., ... and Human Services (HHS), State of Texas and ... influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas, which ... the Texas A&M Biocorridor – a rapidly evolving ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to ... The global companion diagnostics market is expected to grow ... Factors such as rising need for personalized medicine in ... pharmaceutical industry, support from regulatory authorities, and emerging technologies ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. ... of previously announced concurrent but separate underwritten offerings of ... to the public of $2.00 per share, for expected ... its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock at a price ... gross proceeds of $20 million. Each share of Series ...
Breaking Biology Technology:POCT Market in China 2014-2018 2Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 2Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 3Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 4Global Companion Diagnostics (Polymerase Chain Reaction, In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 2Global Companion Diagnostics (Polymerase Chain Reaction, In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 3Oncothyreon Prices $40 Million Concurrent Public Offerings of Common Stock and Preferred Stock 2Oncothyreon Prices $40 Million Concurrent Public Offerings of Common Stock and Preferred Stock 3
... (Amex: CPD ) announced the resignation as a ... appointment as a Director of the,Company of Gurpartap ("GP") ... the Company, effective July 22, 2008., Prior to ... July 2007, Mr. Singh served as Vice President - ...
... new CEO,Andrew Witty comments on GSK,s second quarter results while ... The new strategic priorities for GlaxoSmithKline ... Deliver more products of value - Simplify GSK,s operating ... on, http://www.cantos.com . It,s free to view. All you need ...
... retraction needed for surgical ... ... the market availability of the SlimFuse(TM) Anterior,Cervical Plate System. This innovative ... clinical needs of,anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery., SlimFuse(TM) ...
Cached Biology Technology:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces Resignation from Board of Directors of Jitendra Doshi and Appointment of GP Singh Sachdeva 2Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology, Inc. Announces the Market Launch of the SlimFuse(TM) Anterior Cervical Plate System 2
EDTA, tetrasodium salt, 1 kg. Ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid.Dihydrate. Assay: 99-101% (as is).Risks: 36, 37, 38 ; Safety Precautions: 22, 36, 37. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Ul...
Hybridization cassette for one slide...
... Tissues are selected tissues from mouse, rat, ... embedded in paraffin, sectioned and mounted onto ... are ready for use in tissue RNA ... tissue slides are suitable for in situ ...
MHC Volumes 1 & 2...
Biology Products: