Friday, April 9, 2010

'New Species Lives Without Oxygen"

Awesomeness, at The Telegraph:

"Three species of creature, which are only a millimetre long and resemble jellyfish encased in shells, were found 2.2 miles (3.5km) underwater on the ocean floor, 124 miles (200km) off the coast of Crete, in an area with almost no oxygen.

The animals, named Loriciferans due to their protective layer, or lorica, were discovered by a team led by Roberto Danovaro from Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy."


One of the creatures:



pretty cool, right?

2 comments:

Willie Y said...

The possibility of alien life existing on other planets, interesting.

Spencer Troxell said...

And not just the bacterial kind, either. I'm pretty excited.