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    http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1380414.htm

    eels live inside underwater volcano and eat bacteria.


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    Interesting, now I'll have volcano eels along with my volcano shrimps! :P


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    Interesting article! Makes me wonder how these animals get there in the first place. It's the first time we find these eels living in a newborn volcano: does that mean we never found them, or did they just adapt to a new environment? And another point, the occurance of a volcano with these levels of toxigens, these exact temperatures and location must be fairly rare (must be many kilometres between one such habitat and the next). So how can these strongly specialised eels find their way from one habitat to another, providing that they are not adapted to living in any other condition?
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    What this really illustrates to me is how unexplored our ocean really is. Sure, we can get satalite imaging to show us various depths, but we've not really explored it. Remember Megamouth? The only reason scientists discoverd it is because the first specimen ever discovered got snaged on the anchor of an American Navy research vessel. It's time for some major exploration iniatives.
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    megamouth? Tell me tell me!!
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    Gives some hope for those underwater volcanoes on Europa.

    As to how the eels got there, I suspect that they are capable of living in and out of the volcano's environment.

    As to the megamouth. It's so hilarious that it's a filter feeder.
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    Point is, I'd rather there'd be people searching for speices rather than being suprised all the time.
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    What's wrong with surprise?
    I like surprises.

    Anyway.
    Yes. This is nothing new. The ocean is a huge place and it's barely been touched in terms of exploration.
    How many millions of dollars are spent on research along these lines?
    Billions?
    Trillions?
    Quite a bit.
    And that's only a... drop in the ocean.

    You're suggesting that we drop everything and devote then entire productive output of the earth into delving the depths of the ocean?
    That's not going to happen.

    So. We'll just have to go as we've always gone.
    A little bit at a time.
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    I was fortunate enough to have actually seen the Megamouth washed up at Mandurah when I was in my teens. We thought it was a whale at the time.
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    You're suggesting that we drop everything and devote then entire productive output of the earth into delving the depths of the ocean?
    Exactly. Start swimming.

    It's just been an awfully long time since I've read "We were searching for such and such creature(s) and look what we've found!" as opposed to "Well, I saw this in a fish market and . . ."
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    What is sad is that we know more about the surface of mars then we do the deepest oceans on our own planet. There are even deep jungles and rain forest that have barely been explored, who knows what new species of insect, reptiles, amphibians, and even large mammals await identification. Humans have just barely scratched the surface of the oceans, it's like going into space, except life will actually be found in the oceans.
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