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Giant Isopod
Giant Isopod (Bathynomus Giganteus)
Ocean Explorer is a fantastic web site, documenting the Natinol Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations explorations into the deep! During August – September, scientists retuned to explore the benthic creatures of the Northern Gulf of Mexico, hoping to continue their astonishing array of discoveries, including a fluorescent shark, fluorescent methane hydrates, and a new species of large deep-sea squid.

The site is fascinating and worthy of a visit. The giant isopod, Bathynomus giganteus, (see image) is a close relative of the pill bugs, rolly pollies and sowbugs found in houses and gardens. Image finding one of these under your kitchen sink!!!


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In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

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