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    [release]

    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]

    http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/sh...ef=online-news

    Looks delicious
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    looks kinda cute imo
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    July 2006
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    Looks like a cross between an ant and a shrimp.
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    July 2005
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    Was pretty sure it'd be creepers.
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    February 2010
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    your mom's deeper
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    June 2010
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    fookin proons
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    September 2009
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    Philosoprawn.

    Geddit, because it's deep.
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    December 2009
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    Wow that thing is ugly
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    December 2009
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    I was expecting a giant ugly eyeless fish monster with big teeth.
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    May 2010
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    What I wanna know is who had the balls to go that deep into a cave.
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    April 2005
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    Looks like a cross between an ant and a shrimp.
    A shrant?

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    LOL
    Dennab
    August 2009
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    "Prawn" made me think of this

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    Dennab
    August 2005
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    Portugal! <3
    Cool find. Looks like it could fuck your shit up though.
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    January 2008
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    And then it mutates and evolves rapidly and we all die

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    January 2009
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    yes. when exposed to light, it turns into a giant dinosaur
    worm
    thing
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    I like the news
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    soon as i saw (its a land prawn) i thought "fooking prawns"
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    it's got advanced weaponry in dem limbs

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    August 2009
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    It looks more like a cross between a wasp and an ant that poses like a grasshopper to me.

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    The more important question is; can you eat it, and is it delicious?

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    Dennab
    February 2009
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    And then it mutates and evolves rapidly and we all die

    I wish my last name also was Bacon.

  21. Post #21
    Looks like a cross between an ant and a shrimp.
    Shrimp ARE Prawns, actually.

    Edited:

    This looks delicious aswell, normal prawns are godly-tasting and this will probably be even nicer.
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    July 2006
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    Shrimp ARE Prawns, actually.

    Edited:

    This looks delicious aswell, normal prawns are godly-tasting and this will probably be even nicer.
    Yes, I know that shrimp is another word for prawn.

  23. Post #23
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
    November 2007
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    was expecting horrific looking super-insect, was pleasantly surprised with quite a cute prawn thing.
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    October 2008
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    That's right!

  25. Post #25
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    Dennab
    January 2012
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    Prawns are tasty.

  26. Post #26
    Dennab
    July 2009
    7,650 Posts
    The more important question is; can you eat it, and is it delicious?
    more like ' hurp durp can u getz hi off it??? '
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