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PostSubject: Symbion pandora   Symbion pandora I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2010 8:47 pm

A very bizarre creature: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18834-zoologger-the-most-bizarre-life-story-on-earth.html

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In 1995, Peter Funch and Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen, both then at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, discovered an animal so unlike any other that a new phylum – Cycliophora – had to be created just for it.

Symbion pandora, as they called the new creature, is a tiny animal with a complex body and a bizarre life cycle. It still baffles biologists 15 years after it was formally described, and the latest work on its nervous system isn't helping matters.
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Symbion is a tiny animal about half a millimetre long, shaped like a bulbous tube with a ring of tiny hairs – cilia – at one end.

They live on the hairy mouthparts of Norway lobsters, with tens or even hundreds per lobster. They feed on bits of leftover food and seem to be harmless to their hosts.

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PostSubject: Re: Symbion pandora   Symbion pandora I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2010 11:16 pm

Nature NEVER ceases to amaze me. How cool is that. Sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: Symbion pandora   Symbion pandora I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 30, 2010 11:43 am

Mother nature never runs out of imagination.
Imagine if humans had such a bizarre sex life!
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PostSubject: Re: Symbion pandora   Symbion pandora I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 30, 2010 12:11 pm

cassie wrote:
Mother nature never runs out of imagination.
Imagine if humans had such a bizarre sex life!

From what I gather, some of us DO!
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