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by Arun Titan at Oooty Gardens, Chenai, India

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Sydney feb 19 scientist filmed and captured giant sea creatures like sea spiders size of dinner plates-reuters

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A sea spider (Pycnogonida Phoxichilidiidae: Anoplodactylus evansi) near New South Wales. Photo: Bill Rudman

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New Sea Spider Fossils Found. August 16, 2007-A rare treasure trove of ancient sea spiders found in France fills a 400-million-year gap in the mysterious creatures' spotty fossil record, scientists say. The well-preserved marine animals, called pycnogonids, were unearthed in 160-million-year-old fossil beds at La Voulte. A team of French scientists describes 70 specimensincluding the one seen above—from three distinct species found in the region's Lagerstätte, a sedimentary rock formation.

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sea spider - Anoplodactylus evansi

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from Mail Online

The mystery of the GIANT SEA SPIDERS

In the dark, cold depths of the polar oceans lurk the creatures of your nightmares. Huge ‘sea spiders’ in the Arctic and Southern Oceans grow bigger in these regions than anywhere else.

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Deep sea spider! OMG looks like a alien!

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Male ovigerous sea spider (Pycnogonida) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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