Saturday 9 June 2012

attack by underwater giant woodlouse!

Bahamas shark station comes under attack - but the monster isn't Jaws, it's a foot-long woodlouse from 8,500ft down
When 'teeth marks' appeared in cables of an underwater camera system in the Bahamas and the camera cut out, the scientists in charge began to look around for a cuplrit. Edd Brooks of the Bahamas Cape Eleuthera Institute took a closer look at the cables and found that the teeth marks looked like a huge crustacean had gnawed on them. The truth was even stranger: they were under attack from a foot long undersea woodlouse. 'There’s nothing else with mandibles that sharp,' says Brooks. 'It was a Bathynomus attack.'

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