• Welcome to TONMO, the premier cephalopod interest community. Founded in 2000, we have built a large community of experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts, some of whom come together when we host our biennial conference. To join in on the fun, sign up - it's free! You can also become a Supporter for just $50/year to remove all ads and gain access to our Supporters forum. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more cephy goodness.

[News]: Scientists are still discovering unknown forms of life in the ... - Chronicl

gjbarord

Sepia elegans
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
903
Of course it is cliche by now, but it is true that we know more about outer space than the oceans.

It is hard to believe that people are so shocked that new information such as this is being discovered in the depths of the oceans. More interesting, than anything.

I always enjoy reading stories like this. I think I read one about a year ago about an indonesian expedition that illuminated hundreds of new species. They were found in shallow waters as well.

"The day that science discovers everything there is to know, will be a sad, sad day" I had to paraphrase the quote and do not remember who said it (asimov). Perhaps someone else will know.

Greg
 

Jean

Colossal Squid
Registered
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
4,218
The census of marine life estimates that some 13000 new marine species have been discovered in the last year.......that's 250 a week!!!!!! :shock:

J
 

Forum statistics

Threads
20,870
Messages
206,776
Members
8,458
Latest member
AuroraVK

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak


Top