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  1. #1 Marine ecology/biology 
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    i couldnt find a thread dedicated to marine ecology or biology, so i started one myself. im fascinated by everything that comes from the sea, more so by the giant squid, and the recent discovery of the running octopus, its all so amazing.


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    Yes, a fascinating world at our feet and we know so little about many of the creatures that inhabit it - I have heard we know more about the planets than our own oceans - but this may be out of date now. The saddest thing I think is we have virtually no idea of our effects on marine ecology, and how close many fish species are to extinction through over fishing - though there are 'estimates for these. I've not heard of the 'running octopus' can you provide a link?


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    im not sure the actual name but when it was discovered that was all they called it, it balls up to look like a rock then ejects 2 leg-like tentacles and literally runs along the ocean bed, heres teh link with a video http://news.com.com/Octopuses+runnin...3-5643806.html
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    Well that video won't run on my PC- very few do as I have some design packages that 'hang' with several video players. But I'll look out for it - Thanks.
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    im sure if you do a video search of "coconut octopus" you could find it on maybe youtube.com

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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=OByt5ISrzJs

    thats a good video of it, its short, but gives a great feel for it
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    Amazing video thanks.
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    I know you are a squid person, but what do you think of sharks? I've always been fascinated by them..
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    its an amazing world alright. under that sea, and i think it will have to wait for current techonologys to catch up with our disire to explore.

    time and money, that big buisseness cant waste.

    i'll check them videos out when i can, no broadband in my house, even if it has reached the hills of donegal (slightly more explored than the sea :P)

    one has to wonder, if life can surive down there it really dose strenghin the arguement for life on other extreams of our universe.

    i say we shouldexplore our own world first.
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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