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salmonid
05-21-2015, 07:17 PM
Cool new genes/DNA sequences discovered in previously unknown species during ocean survey!

Pretty exciting--> :excited::excited::excited:

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/83145000/jpg/_83145716_0ecc3e82-f4c9-4d92-9a6b-d653a080bafa.jpg

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/83158000/jpg/_83158617_17organism.jpg

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/83146000/jpg/_83146060_e0a326ef-67a9-4838-9d96-a95f1f533ba3.jpg


The hidden world of the ocean's tiniest organisms has been revealed in a series of papers published in the journal Science (http://www.sciencemag.org/lookup/doi/10.1126/science.aaa7378).

An international team has been studying samples of plankton collected during a three-year global expedition.

They have so far found 35,000 species of bacteria, 5,000 new viruses and 150,000 single-celled plants and creatures.
They believe that the majority of these are new to science.

Dr Chris Bowler, from the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), in Paris, told BBC News: "We have the most complete description yet of planktonic organisms to date: what's there in terms of viruses, bacteria and protozoa - we finally have a catalogue of what is present globally."


http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32831814

Brickinthewall98
05-22-2015, 05:13 AM
That last pic looks like some alien predator nightmare lol

CAL.NDN
05-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Dam looks like we know where Seattle goes for draft picks. That's definitely Lil Sherman

salmonid
05-24-2015, 09:02 PM
LOL I had to google it...



That last pic looks like some alien predator nightmare lol


Dam looks like we know where Seattle goes for draft picks. That's definitely Lil Sherman

http://ionegiantmag.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/244818.jpg?w=660

Captain Compassion
05-25-2015, 07:32 PM
I have always expected the the microscopic world is richer and more varied than the macroscopic world.

CC

salmonid
05-28-2015, 07:20 PM
You know what, hooks? That is a great photo comparison! :cool2:

Like stars in the sky...

Take care,

salmonid
05-28-2015, 07:49 PM
I knew that!! LOL.

Crazy to think about how many stars are in those galaxies and how many planets. From there- how many have some kind of life and what type of 'DNA' they use!

Thanks for the comparison :action-smiley-035: