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Nice teeth, bruh

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This fab fella was just seen, swimming, in a living fashion, a half mile below the surface of the sea off the coast of Portugal. It was captured. First time one’s been sighted alive and cavorting which makes this an epic event in the annals of ocean science and nature. This particular frilled shark species had been known of since about the 1880s-90s, but no one had ever seen one swimming about. So Ra. Ra. Sis. Boom. Ba.

The cool thing about this dude is that it is one of those “living fossil” type critters… it dates back to 80 million years ago, so it was a contemporary of all our favorite diner sores from our childhood dreams.

Hasn’t changed to any noticeable degree… and to that I ask… “Well, why would it?”

The below Article comes from this Newsweek link
Prehistoric, Dinosaur-Era Shark With Insane Teeth Found Swimming Off Coast of Portugal

The rare frilled shark is considered a “living fossil,” as its makeup has remained unchanged for 80 million years. This summer, researchers found one alive and thriving off the coast of Portugal, adding evidence regarding the resilience of this ancient sea creature.

The shark was discovered off the Algarve coast by researchers who were working on a European Union project in the area, the BBC reported. The aim of the project was to “minimize unwanted catches in commercial fishing,” but the team unknowingly unearthed one of the rarest and most ancient animals on the planet.

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Scientists from Portugal’s Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) have dubbed the catch a “living fossil”, after using techniques to identify the animal that indicates the species dates back almost 80 million years.
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NEW Octopus Species: 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters

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Published on Mar 3, 2016

During the first dive of the Okeanos Explorer 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii expedition to explore on the northeast side of Necker Island, the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle encountered this octopus, which confused several of our shore based scientists who have never seen anything like it. Upon further review, this ghostlike octopod is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any yet-described genus. Learn more: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos… Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters. Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

I simply adore new species. It really sends a thrill up my spine.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013: Rhinochimera

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Published on Sep 4, 2013

A Rhinochimera (Harriotta sp.) swims 10 meters above the seafloor in Hydrographer Canyon during Dive 05, July 13, of the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013. Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

Pointy lil guy…

Jellyfish: 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

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Published on Apr 25, 2016

This stunningly beautiful jelly was seen during Dive 4 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 24, 2016, while exploring the informally named “Enigma Seamount” at a depth of ~3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. Note the two sets of tentacles — short and long. At the beginning of the video, you’ll see that the long tentacles are even and extended outward and the bell is motionless. This suggests an ambush predation mode. Within the bell, the radial canals in red are connecting points for what looks like the gonads in bright yellow. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas. Learn more about the expedition here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

This beautiful creature is also a NEW Species. Those yellow blobs are thought to be it’s nads!

Shy Octopus Hides Inside Its Own Tentacles | Nautilus Live

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Published on Aug 23, 2015

While diving off the central California coast, the team of E/V Nautilus encountered this Flapjack Octopus (named for its ear flaps) lingering on the sea floor. E/V Nautilus is exploring the ocean studying biology, geology, archeology, and more. Watch http://www.nautiluslive.org for live video from the ocean floor. For live dive updates follow along on social media at http://www.facebook.com/nautiluslive and http://www.twitter.com/evnautilus on Twitter. For more photos from our dives, check out our Instagram @nautiluslive.

Orange!

Brutal Brittle Stars

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Published on May 23, 2017

On May 5, 2017, while exploring a ridge off the southeast side of Jarvis Island, the Okeanos Explorer team observed a group of brittle stars (ophiuroids) capture and eat a squid (Abralia sp.) that was swimming by. Participating scientists were shocked to see this behavior from brittle stars, who were generally thought to be scavengers, not predators. This observation helps us understand more about the connection between the water column and the seafloor in this region. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin. Learn more about the Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin expedition here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos… Video source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

Don’tcha love never before seen behavior?!

Awe inspiring stuff.

We have explored so little of the ocean, that it is by far more alien to our knowledge than Mars and Saturn.

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Oh ai…I swear I am not right in the head. A recent study said that peeps who forget a lot are unusually intelligent. While finding it reassuring that I am “okay,” as a 99th percentile lad it is starting to escalate daily. This, I assure you is not a good thing. Especially when it affects others, sich as my aunt or my friend who asked me to help with his new play. Two days ago. Bad Iggy, Bad! Seriously. I also forget to even eat. This is becoming rather uncomfortable. Like the Queen said, we are not amused.

Oh man. I hope I can get a handle on this. Soonest!

On a lighter note today brought the grin inducing news that the word Patagonia translates as Bigfoot! How cool is that? Seems the whoke region has been known worldwide as being the abode of giants since Magellan in 1520 or so. And of course locally since the year dot. Well, only a few folk know today outside of the locals.

It would appear that there was a race of humans there who were pretty good size and robustly built, but not big enough to strike us as giants. Regular folks of the day and especillay peeps from Yurrop never got over five and a half and were mostly fivers. So to them, these beings were giants.

But the gauchos and farmers reported Bigfoot size critters regularly. But they had tails. Fascination grew in my heart and continues to do so because the most likely suspect is the giant ground sloth species known as Megatherium, who fits the bill perfectly… and… wait for it… is suspected by some to not be extinct but to still be out and about!

The only downside is their most likely location is close to impossible to get to on foot. It has been deemed a no-fly zone for some silly reason.

 

This undated hand out picture released by the Australian National University on September 8, 2017 and taken by Joel Bensing shows inside view of an ice cave on the Erebus Glacier tongue, Ross Land, Antartica near McMurdo Station and Scott Base. A secret world of animals and plants may live in warm caves under Antarctica’s glaciers, including new species, scientists said on September 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY / JOEL BENSING / ——EDITORS NOTE —-RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / HO / JOEL BENSING / NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVEJOEL BENSING/AFP/Getty Images

Researchers find secret, warm oasis beneath Antarctica’s ice that could be home to undiscovered spec

The video that was here is gone as is the channel it was on.
The story is still valid, of course. More ifo at the link below. More pics, too.

Deep within Antarctica’s ice caves, a group of scientists may have discovered a secret ecosystem of plants and animals being supported by the warmth of an active volcano.Although average year-long temperatures on Ross Island hover around -17C, including six months between April and September where they don’t rise above -20C, the temperature in cave systems beneath the glaciers can reach 25C.“You could wear a T-shirt in there and be pretty comfortable,” lead researcher Ceridwen Fraser said. “There’s light near the cave mouths, and light filters deeper into some caves where the overlying ice is thin.”Located around and beneath Mount Erebus, an active volcano, the caves have been hollowed out after years of steam travelling through their passages. The study of the caves, led by the Australian National University, evolved into an analysis of the soil within. Fraser revealed that it contained traces of DNA from algae, mosses and even small animals that could be living in the underground oasis.Most of the DNA, Fraser admits, is similar to that of species living on the surface. However, not all the sequences studied could be linked to a particular animal or plant group, meaning Fraser may be on the cusp of discovering new lifeforms as well.“Our study gives us a really exciting, tantalizing glimpse of the sorts of plants and animals that might live beneath the ice in Antarctica,” she said. “Some of the DNA evidence that we found suggests that maybe there are things living in these caves that we know nothing about.“There could even be new species.”Because there are several active volcanoes in the Antarctic, co-researcher Charles Lee, from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, said similar unexplored subglacial cave systems could exist across the continent. The research, originally published in the international journal Polar Biology, said there are another 15 volcanoes in Antarctica that are currently active or suggest signs of recent activity.“We don’t yet know just how many cave systems exist around Antarctica’s volcanoes, or how interconnected these subglacial environments might be,” he said.Co-author Laurie Connell, a professor from the University of Maine, shared her colleagues’ excitement but said the DNA evidence doesn’t prove anything — especially that plants and animals are still living there.The next step is to explore the caves themselves, hoping to find the living proof the team needs. ————————————————– Source: http://nationalpost.com/news/world/re…

New lifeforms! Undiscovered species!

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

OoOoOo I can hardly wait!

More data, give me more data!

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Universe +
September 3 at 8:37pm

Comparação entre o tamanho médio de um humano ao de animais já extintos, alguns da era Cenozóica.

Créditos do artista Dane Pavitt.

Comparison of the average size of a human to extinct animals, some from the Cenozoic era.

Credits from artist Dane Pavitt.

Too cool… hadda share.

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That is the enormous and enormously famous star Antares.

And that is also the highest resolution photo of the surface of a star other than our own Sun. Yes, photo, not CGI.

The yurroboffins did it with a fabulous array of scopes which together equal massive light gathering capabilities.

What a glorious time we live in!

 

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Discovery of the Ancient Aratta Civilization of Ukraine, Older than Sumeria [FULL VIDEO]

Several locations have been suggested as probable idenfications of Aratta, now, there is firm evidence that it was in the region of modern Ukraine, north of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

While many Western texts still refer to Sumer as being the oldest civilisation with writing, Ukraine has something far older. This was Aratta, recorded in the Sumerian epic tale Enmerkar and the Land of Aratta. This was the cradle of civilisation and Kamyana Mohyla was its most significant sanctuary. This is a very special place. It is the oldest known sanctuary-observatory in the world.

Aratta is now recognised as having been the world’s most ancient (known) civilisation. It developed in the steppes north of the Black Sea (in modern Ukraine) long before the Sumerian civilisation originated, and from there it radiated its culture into India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Western China and across Europe. Relics of Aratta are increasingly identified in Ukraine.

Just learned of this, a few days ago… this is cool! Thirty thousand years ago!

Megalithic Discoveries in Ukraine: Lee & Tim Hooker – FULL LECTURE – Megalithomania 2009

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk/2009d… – get the full DVD with interview, or download video MP4 or audio MP3. Watch exclusive interview here: https://youtu.be/Fpdehlw64p8.
Lost connections to the origins of the magnificent super-cultures of Sumer and India are explored and restored in this fresh, personal perspective on the remarkable megalithic cultures of Ukraine. This territory was the site of the most enormous ancient cities on Earth associated with Aratta, the first recorded state in history and the fabled homeland of the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. This talk introduces the Trypillian civilization; Neolithic Vedic serpent graves; the Serpent’s Wall; Druidic ceremony at the vast megalithic temple sanctuary of Stone Grave; the False Mountain of Enlila and the granite sanctuary-observatory of Steppe pyramid (still venerated by Tibetan llamas). The techniques of mytho-history and modern plasma science are combined with archaeological excavation to innovatively comprehend the Ukrainian megalithic landscape and its associated traditions. Despite the legacy of communism, politics and the inherent problems of penetrating Ukrainian and Russian languages, this land, its people and its true history are belatedly emerging to take their long-overdue place on the world stage.

Biography: Tim and Lee are freelance translators examining the polysemantics of the ancient world through their research work in linguistic history, mytho-history, catastrophism and plasma science. Their long shared interest in megaliths and the associated panoramic and spiritual localities across Wessex and Wales was just the start of a long geographical pilgrimage towards researching the ancient history and associated cosmology of Sumer in Mesopotamia. Further research on Sumer eventually led to the pre-Sumerian Aratta and the Trypillian civilisation of ancient Ukraine. Following fieldwork in Ukraine, Malta and Italy, they recently presented a paper to the Vatican Conference on the Cucuteni-Trypillia civilisation of Romania, Ukraine and Moldova and have contributed to books on that culture. Both are engaged in international collaborative research on anomalies found in radio-isotope decay within granites that have been linked to cataclysmic plasma events recorded in the petroglyphs of ancient man.

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk
http://www.youtube.com/MegalithomaniaUK

Megalithomania is on it… from two years ago. Gosh, I am so unplugged.

30,000 Year Old Aratta Civilization, Master Builders of Oldest Temple In World, Gobekli Tepe

this guy’s a little different.

Megalithic Discoveries in Ukraine: Lee & Tim Hooker – FULL LECTURE – Megalithomania 2009

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk/2009d… – get the full DVD with interview, or download video MP4 or audio MP3. Watch exclusive interview here: https://youtu.be/Fpdehlw64p8.
Lost connections to the origins of the magnificent super-cultures of Sumer and India are explored and restored in this fresh, personal perspective on the remarkable megalithic cultures of Ukraine. This territory was the site of the most enormous ancient cities on Earth associated with Aratta, the first recorded state in history and the fabled homeland of the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. This talk introduces the Trypillian civilization; Neolithic Vedic serpent graves; the Serpent’s Wall; Druidic ceremony at the vast megalithic temple sanctuary of Stone Grave; the False Mountain of Enlila and the granite sanctuary-observatory of Steppe pyramid (still venerated by Tibetan llamas). The techniques of mytho-history and modern plasma science are combined with archaeological excavation to innovatively comprehend the Ukrainian megalithic landscape and its associated traditions. Despite the legacy of communism, politics and the inherent problems of penetrating Ukrainian and Russian languages, this land, its people and its true history are belatedly emerging to take their long-overdue place on the world stage.

Biography: Tim and Lee are freelance translators examining the polysemantics of the ancient world through their research work in linguistic history, mytho-history, catastrophism and plasma science. Their long shared interest in megaliths and the associated panoramic and spiritual localities across Wessex and Wales was just the start of a long geographical pilgrimage towards researching the ancient history and associated cosmology of Sumer in Mesopotamia. Further research on Sumer eventually led to the pre-Sumerian Aratta and the Trypillian civilisation of ancient Ukraine. Following fieldwork in Ukraine, Malta and Italy, they recently presented a paper to the Vatican Conference on the Cucuteni-Trypillia civilisation of Romania, Ukraine and Moldova and have contributed to books on that culture. Both are engaged in international collaborative research on anomalies found in radio-isotope decay within granites that have been linked to cataclysmic plasma events recorded in the petroglyphs of ancient man.

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk
http://www.youtube.com/MegalithomaniaUK

More from the crew out of the UK.

 

I fully expect much more to be revealed here and elsewhere in the time yet to come.

Exciting, it is!

 

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The Crash at Cape Girardeau

On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start off talking about how the Solar Impulse 2 is the record breaking aircraft that achieved the first ever trans-Atlantic flight powered solely by the sun. With a wingspan of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, and weighing a mere 2,300kg, the plane itself is a technological marvel. While it’s certainly not the world’s first solar plane, it is the first to fly for 5 consecutive days and nights without any traditional fuels. Then, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build “biohybrid” robots that crawl like sea turtles on the beach. Then, researchers have posted a fascinating study where you can actually hear how our ancestors spoke 8,000 years ago. Scientists from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford have managed to reproduce some of the words that originated from a language which disappeared from the face of the Earth thousands of years ago. Then, an Oregon witness at Lebanon reported watching a fast-moving object crossing his property just four feet off of the ground that created a water-like distortion in the air. After the break Kyle gets into a lesser known alleged crash of a UFO in the great state of Missouri back in the spring of 1941. Thanks for listening to Expanded Perspectives! Please write us a review in iTunes, it really helps us out. Also, don’t forget about Expanded Perspectives Elite. You can sign up by going to the website and clicking on the Elite tab. Everyone have a great week!

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Had not heard of this one, or could not remember – since if it was on Wendelle’s list then I read the listing for it but that was ages ago if it ever happened. Probably did. But I never went into the crashes too much. Anyway, seems legit. As these things go, that is = ) But I do like these stories of course. This one’s good what with a priest and all, eh?

I noted the part about the biobot – that is pretty damn cool – and it warmed me eart as I went to that school for a year and got a great friend out of it. Ha… Sluggo! No doubt it will be weaponized with no civvy versions out anytime soon.

You will no doubt see more from these lads, they ‘ave good ‘eads and do great topics and I like them. They seem like Good People.

Reminds me of my INFO days. I miss them guys. All of them. Phyllis too. They’re how I met John. And, um, others.

Oregon! Reminds me of Butch Witkowski’s Pennsylvanian distortions on an ‘ooverbeik. Which are like the Predator.

Good stuff eh !

 

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