10 December 2006

Here is a pretty amazing article I just found. These discoveries illustrate that the oceans are truly the last frontier on the planet.
"A new type of crab with a furry appearance, near Easter Island. It was so unusual it warranted a whole new family designation, Kiwaidae, named for Kiwa, the Polynesian goddess of shellfish. Its furry appearance justified its species name, hirsuta, meaning hairy."

It is also very rare when a whole new "family" (remember KPCOFGS) is discovered.

7 comments:

Steph said...

I Don't get it Mr. Devoe?

Emily F. said...

what is that??

Anonymous said...

is that how we would see it? Or is it under a microscope?

Mr. DeVoe said...

Thats what we would see.

Steph said...

That is what I mean Emily, what the heck is it!

Mr. DeVoe said...

This is a copepod found very deep in the ocean (with eggs on its back). It was unknown to us before this group of scientists found it, along with many other creatures, just recently.

Anonymous said...

Coole-o- Mr.devoe!!!!!!:><: