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:9/2/2014)... Earthquake rupture through a U.S. suburb , Observations ... Davis in the hours and days after the August ... why the earthquake caused so much damage in the ... blog, hosted by the American Geophysical Union. , ... The Next Places to Direct Our Curiosity , ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... September 3, The Field Museum will present the prestigious ... of his commitment to biodiversity conservation awareness. The Parker/Gentry ... an outstanding individual, team or organization whose efforts have ... natural heritage and whose actions can serve as a ... of Mongabay.com, an environmental science and conservation news website ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... the Tithonian Konservat-Lagersttte of lithographic limestone is well ... emblematic fossils from that area (for example, Archaeopteryx). ... fossil insects in the French equivalent of these ... representing the oldest known water treader. , Despite ... outcrops, fewer fossils have been obtained from the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):This week From AGU: California earthquake, future Mars rovers, models underestimate ozone 2Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley 2
... please contact the Communications and External Relations staff member identified ... ORNL and its research and development activities, please refer to ... media-related question or comment, you can send it to ... . . Small streams disrupted by military ...
... the most accurate method yet for predicting the doses ... European laboratory module, Columbus, attached to the ISS this ... physics of radiation particles passing through spacecraft walls and ... for calculating the radiation doses received by astronauts on ...
... Feb. 12 Aware, Inc. (Nasdaq:,AWRE), a leading supplier ... for its fourth quarter ended December 31,2007., Revenues ... an increase,of 5% compared to $6.4 million in the ... 2007, revenues increased 10% to $26.4 million, compared,to $24.1 ...
Cached Biology News:Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2008 2Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2008 3Predicting the radiation risk to ESA's astronauts 2Predicting the radiation risk to ESA's astronauts 3Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2007 Financial Results 2Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2007 Financial Results 3Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2007 Financial Results 4Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2007 Financial Results 5Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2007 Financial Results 6
(Date:9/2/2014)... Sept. 2, 2014 Reportbuyer.com has added ... Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets ... OBJECTIVES The objective of the study is ... market for reproductive technologies and products. Markets are ... products in some markets are mature, while products ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DeepResearchReports.com adds "2014 Market ... "2014 Market Research Report on Global Ammonium Acetate ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140902/141873 ... Industry" is a professional and in-depth research report ... Sodium Bicarbonate market. The report introduces Sodium Bicarbonate ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL, ... Pavilion patient tower, which included the selection of 500 ... nurse’s lounge near the maternity ward. Established ... $180 million, four-year Campus Transformation project is culminating in ... Pavilion tower to the North Pavilion, as well as ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... SAN DIEGO, California, and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) September ... Levinson and International Year of Light and Light-based ... as winners of top awards from SPIE, the ... in San Diego. Awards were presented to Levinson and ... including the Gold Medal of the Society won by ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 2Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 3Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 4Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 5Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 6Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 7Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 8Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 9Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 10Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 11Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 12Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 13Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 14Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 15Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 16Human Reproductive Technologies: Products and Global Markets 17Sodium Bicarbonate Market & Ammonium Acetate Industry: China & Global Analysis 2Sodium Bicarbonate Market & Ammonium Acetate Industry: China & Global Analysis 3Sodium Bicarbonate Market & Ammonium Acetate Industry: China & Global Analysis 4Sodium Bicarbonate Market & Ammonium Acetate Industry: China & Global Analysis 5Tufftec® Lockers from Scranton Products Selected by Little Company of Mary Hospital Near Chicago to Create an Uplifting Environment 2Tufftec® Lockers from Scranton Products Selected by Little Company of Mary Hospital Near Chicago to Create an Uplifting Environment 3Levinson, Dudley Win SPIE Directors’ and President’s Awards 2Levinson, Dudley Win SPIE Directors’ and President’s Awards 3Levinson, Dudley Win SPIE Directors’ and President’s Awards 4
... Even with layoff announcements from more than a dozen employers in health ... in the past month it seemed like no one was searching for ... ... Strong growth continues in the health care field, with an average of ...
... PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 AVAX Technologies, Inc.,(OTC Bulletin ... October,24, 2008, it closed a bridge loan financing ... as amended by the Amendment to Convertible,Note and ... Agreement, the Company sold convertible promissory notes,(the "Notes") ...
... N.J., Oct. 30 Medarex, Inc.,(Nasdaq: MEDX ) announced ... Medarex,s net loss for the quarter ended September 30, ... a net loss of $51.6 million,or ($0.41) per share, for ... a non-cash charge of $5.4 million, or ($0.04) per share, ...
Cached Biology Technology:The MedZilla Report: September 2008 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health 2The MedZilla Report: September 2008 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health 3AVAX Technologies, Inc. Announces Closing of Bridge Loan Financing 2Medarex Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 2Medarex Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 3Medarex Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 4Medarex Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 5Medarex Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 6Medarex Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 7Medarex Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 8Medarex Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 9
... Conjugated peptides, recombinant or native proteins are used ... immunization protocol optimized in time, quantity of antigen ... the use of 2 animals per protocol in ... yield on a 77-day protocol is approximately 75 ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant DHX8. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = DHX8...
... binding specificity and signaling of the members ... be modified by alternative splicing--which has important ... you can perform a classical expression profiling ... different alternatively spliced forms of the gene ...
... hood with 5.6" TFT color screen, without Camera ... use digital camera with 8.0 mega pixel resolution. ... and small budget. View image from large 5.6" ... feature. It is suitable to capture image for ...
Biology Products: