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The giant isopod from 8500 feet

A Sub-sea Survey Company recently fount this sea beast attached to one of their ROVs. It measures over 2.5 feet head to tail, and latched onto the ROV at roughly 8500ft depth. Unfortunately the location where it was found is unknown, as it was sent in by a contractor.

Lots of ideas (and people who don't have a clue) on the entertaining link of the original post below
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A giant isopod may be one of approximately nine species of large isopods (crustaceans related to the shrimp and crabs) in the genus Bathynomus. They are thought to be abundant in cold, deep waters of the Atlantic. Bathynomus giganteus, the species upon which the generitype is based, is the largest known isopod and is the one most often referred to by the common name "giant isopod".
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By netchicken: posted on 27-3-2010








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