While scientists have painstakingly documented the existence of 226,000 marine species to date, there remain two to three times as many sea-dwelling creatures yet to be discovered, a new study has suggested. Researchers at the University of Florida, who worked with more than 100 taxonomists and biologists to reach their …
It's likely that most of the larger species have already been found (and are in the process of being fished to extinction) while most of what's left to find are tiny or bottom-dwellers
" eukaryotic marine species - which means any living thing not including bacteria or viruses."
As Below So Above
Must agree. Just look around. Lots of bottom-feeders.
"enormous bottom cucumbers"
I now have a new phrase to make the kids laugh and the wife roll her eyes.
But remember, the best educators...
..."show, don't tell"
Re: "enormous bottom cucumbers"
Remember though that the sea has a vast bottom in which to accomodate its 10' cucumbers.
Do not try this at home.
Careful now, if they poke around too much they might wake the Kraken.
and how many of those new species are tasty?
Sea cucumbers are for a start. Makes a nice underwater snack whilst scuba diving. Good use for deco stop time.
Re: and how many of those new species are tasty?
Sea cucumbers are NOT tasty. They are like gritty snot. Where's the puke icon when you need it?
Paulay - an expert on sea cucumbers that can grow to about 10 foot long
Surely you mean 3m.
Do people really still use that imperial anachronism?
Re: Paulay - an expert on sea cucumbers that can grow to about 10 foot long
Thank you. SI only at the Reg please.