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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 8:37 pm 
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THE ABSOLUTE VARIETY OF LIFE ON EARTH........AMAZING!
BERGLE May 24, 2007 Polarstern Expedition -Hundreds of New Species Found in Antarctic Ocean Depths

[url "http://www.dailygalaxy.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/23/polarstern_800x545.jpg"][img]http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/images/2007/05/23/polarstern_800x545.jpg[/img][/url]The current issue of [i]Nature[/i] reveals new findings that indicate the true number of the world?s species. The world?s taxonomists currently list 1.8 million known species, but a project conducted by a German research team fathoms the number of existing species could be up to 30 million. [/url]
A group of scientists lead by Angelika Brandt of the Zoological Museum in Hamburg conducted a series of three expeditions aboard the ship, Polarstern, over the course of the summers 2002 and 2005. Research was conducted in the Weddell Sea, a sea in the Atlantic off western Antarctica, southeast of South America, and east of the Antarctic Peninsula (see link below for map).
This region of Antarctica has proven particularly difficult to study because of fluctuating ice shelves, stormy waters, and the sheer depth of the sea floor. Previous expeditions had studied only the top 500 to 1,000 meters, but Brandt?s team reached as far down as 6km. Aside from using smaller nets to capture even the tiniest of creatures, Polarstern implemented new technology: a box that was capable of scooping a layer off the ocean floor as well as the undisturbed water directly above it, which ensured the capturing of any life form present. The researchers then sifted through the remains from the box, extracting organisms and inspecting the mud under microscopes. Each liter of water/mud extracted from the ocean floor contained up to 40,000 animals, many of which were new species. egion of Antarctica has proven particularly difficult to study because of fluctuating ice shelves, stormy waters, and the sheer depth of the sea floor. Previous expeditions had studied only the top 500 to 1,000 meters, but Brandt?s team reached as far down as 6km. Aside from using smaller nets to capture even the tiniest of creatures, Polarstern implemented new technology: a box that was capable of scooping a layer off the ocean floor as well as the undisturbed water directly above it, which ensured the capturing of any life form present. The researchers then sifted through the remains from the box, extracting organisms and inspecting the mud under microscopes. Each liter of water/mud extracted from the ocean floor contained up to 40,000 animals, many of which were new species.
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Speaking of new species check out these pics;

[url "http://reference.aol.com/planet-earth/animals/new-species"]http://reference.aol.com/planet-earth/animals/new-species[/url]
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