The Census for Marine Life, a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations, estimates that about 230,000 species of marine animals have been described, and that there could be a total of between 500,000 and 10 million species in the sea. Easter Islands, Yeti Crabs, Sea Creatures, South Pacific, Kiwa Hirsuta, Lobsters, Deep Sea, Animal, Yeticrab
What’s long and white and has bristles all over? The Yeti Crab! This little creature was found deep underwater in the hydrothermal vent ecosystem of the mid-ocean ridges near Easter Island. The Yeti Crab eats mussels on the sea floor, but also uses the bristles on its long arms to host colonies of specialized bacteria, possibly as another source of food.
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Yeti Crab -This hairy crab is so unusual that a whole new family of animal had to be created to classify it. Its official name is Kiwa hirsuta, and even after a year of study scientists say there's still much about it they don't understand. The "hairy" pincers which give the crab its nickname contain filamentous bacteria, which the creature may use to detoxify poisonous minerals from the water emitted by the hydrothermal vents where it lives. #deep #sea #creatures
Yeti Crab A Kiwa hirsuta, also known as the Yeti crab, a new species is seen in this image. The Yeti crab can be found near Easter Island. The animal has strongly reduced eyes that lack pigment, and is thought to be blind.
Kiwa hirsuta or yeti crab or yeti lobster - South Pacific Ocean
Yeti Crab. The unusual, hairy "yeti crab" represents not only a new species, but also a new family of crustaceans During a series of submersible dives on the Easter Island Microplate, Michel Segonzac, a Census of Marine Life scientist participating in the March-April 2005 PAR 5 Research Expedition, encountered a unique "hairy" crustacean on a hydrothermal site. Dubbed the "Yeti Crab", the crustacean so interested the scientists that they collected a specimen for examination. This "Yeti Crab" has not been previously encountered in 30 + years of hydrothermal vent exploration. It has proved to be new to science and has been classified as belonging to a new family of crustaceans. Being described as a decapod crustacean, the Yeti Crab would be related to crabs, lobster, and shrimp. However, close examination has revealed that the unique morphology, including a lack of eyes and a profusion of hairlike setae , as well as the genetic code of this organism (tentatively named Kiwa hirsuta) does not fall within the boundaries of previously described taxonomic groups. This has led to the description and proposal of the new family Kiwaidae, named after Kiwa the Polynesian goddess of shellfish. Further study has led scientists to propose that this family may constitute what is known in taxonomy as a basal lineage. While similar to other species and families of the superfamily Galatheoidea, the Kiwaidae family could prove to be the potential origin for the other three known Galatheoidea families. Observed and collected from depths of more than 2000 m, Kiwa hirsuta appears common on and around hydrothermal vents on pillow basalt substrates and has been observed feeding on the tissue of mussels (although it is assumed to be omnivorous as most decapods are). Additionally, the hairlike setae that cover much of its body host mats of chemosynthetic bacteria that may also provide a nutritional source for the yeti crab. The abundance of the yeti crab in the area where the first individual was collected, as well as the lack of previous encounters with them, has prompted researchers to surmise that these creatures have a limited geographic range. As the majority of explored hydrothermal vent sites have been located in the middle latitudes, CheSS scientists have proposed a northern limit for this species at around 38°S and believe that geographical boundaries such as the Juan Fernandez Microplate may also play a part in its isolation. A formal description and additional information on this new species/family can be found in the following article: A new Squat Lobster family of Galatheoidea (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura) from the hydrothermal vents of the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge.
Heartbreakingly beautiful. Cabinet of Curiosities of Bonnier de la Mosson by astropop, via Flickr
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vignette design: Decorating With Natural Curiosities
Cabinet of #modern industrial #Industrial Design #industry design| http://industrialdesignjennings.blogspot.com
“Curiouser and curiouser!”: Cabinet de Curiosités de Bonnier de la Mosson
Cabinet of Curiosities of Bonnier de la Mosson, Library of the Museum of Natural History, Paris
Vintage typsetters tray used to create a cabinet of curiosities
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multiple small spaces
Printers Tray with smalls. Add this to my list of things to buy at thrift and antique shops
TINY THINGS SHADOW BOX NUMBER 1 | Flickr : partage de photos !
I miss my shadowbox
Tim Knox, the director of the Soane's Museum, cabinet of curiosities.
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Classic Victorian Curiosity Cabinet
Skulls and shells.
Cabinet of Curiosity, Malplaquet House, London
Cabinet de curiosités
A true "curio" cabinet.
Dog and Goose paintings from Amelie, by Michael Sowa.
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E você nem legume é, porque até as alcachofras tem coração.
Dog and Goose paintings from Amelie (my favorite movie), by Michael Sowa.
OMG, I am so so like MK. If he gives me it as Christmas gift, I will love him. http://goosegiftforchristmas.blogspot.com
"Rhinoceros beetles: nature’s tiny giants. Adorable, with their giant heads and tiny legs, and wonderful antler-like protrusions. If you think they would be even more adorable drinking tiny beers and holding tiny fishing poles, we have the perfect class for you!" Hee hee! What insect doesn't look better with a pint of beer?! Love it.
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Anthropomorphic Insect Shadow Box. Now I'm going to be saving dead Rhinocerous Beetles.
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton :Morbid Anatomy Artist Academy « Observatory
Hauntingly strange! The artist Saul Chernick will be teaching a class at the Morbid Anatomy Art Academy in NYC this summer. Wish I could be there!
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It's peony season here in town and I love the variety, the richness of color, the fullness of their blooms.
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reds & pinks- peonies
Red flowers other than roses
Here's a great chart of the different red shades of peonies - perfect for your Valentine's Day floral arrangements. Bundle these up and place in one of our cylinder glass vase: http://themoderncollections.com/en/glass-cylinder-vases/287-cyl88.html
Red and pink flower guide
"Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the back of his head."
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"Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the | http://phonereviewsblog123.blogspot.com
Fun Fact: Polar Bears yell while they poop.
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Taco bell ~ Funny pictures Cant. Stop. Laughing.
Fun Fact: Polar Bears yell while they poop. I laughed way to hard at this
LOL pretty much any fast food for me!
Fun Fact: Polar Bears yell while they poop. You're welcome. Soooo I am not a fan of potty humor but this just cracked me up.
She carries the sea in her skin.
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blue crab watercolor
Blue Crab Portrait Card
love crab art!
Paint colors from Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams
coral curio cabinet