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!!!

Written by CW Staff

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.