Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hidden Treasures brought to life (Environmental Graffiti)

10 Amazing Photos of Animals Hidden Under the Arctic Ice

There are thousands of animals underneath the Arctic ice that most of us never get to see. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Explorer took a scientific expedition to the Canada Basin to get much needed information about climate change, and brought back these amazing images.
10. Crossota

These brilliant tiny jellyfish spend their lives as plankton in the water column.
9. Eusirus holmii
This amphipod species (a crustacean with no shell) was found both at 2,000 feet below the surface and up at the same level as the ice.
8. Hymenodora glacialis
These fascinating beauties are the only pelagic shrimps living in the water column known to survive in the Canada Basin.

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