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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 09:24 AM
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15. Life is amazing in its flexibility and rugged determination to BE...
...there are critters...beautiful pure red polyps...that have evolved to exist and thrive in the rather unfriendly environment of deep-water volcanic vents.

It's kinda humbling when you think about it...
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  -Deep under the ocean, there is a species of crab that eats trees. - BBC pampango  Nov-11-09 07:30 AM   #0 
  - How do they taste?  LiberalEsto   Nov-11-09 07:48 AM   #1 
  - They have a smoky flavor...  trumad   Nov-11-09 07:57 AM   #3 
     - too much pulp.  Historic NY   Nov-11-09 08:51 AM   #11 
  - Now if we can only find one that eats plastic and oil we'll be good.  imdjh   Nov-11-09 07:55 AM   #2 
  - How about crabs that eat CEOs and neocons? nt  LiberalEsto   Nov-11-09 08:09 AM   #4 
  - imagine the indigestion and heartburn  lame54   Nov-11-09 09:38 AM   #18 
  - How about we bribe the cleaning crew into....  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-14-09 08:49 PM   #21 
  - There are some things even bottomfeeders won't eat! nt  Bigmack   Nov-15-09 12:14 AM   #29 
  - I believe there are bacteria that do eat plastic and oil.  KittyWampus   Nov-11-09 08:13 AM   #7 
  - does that mean that currents in the deep sea tend to dump the wood and whale corpses in particular  KittyWampus   Nov-11-09 08:11 AM   #5 
  - That is what I wanted to know.  Statistical   Nov-11-09 08:13 AM   #6 
  - They have lots of tiny baby crabs that drift away...  hunter   Nov-11-09 09:09 AM   #13 
  - and end up in people's underwear.  Kaleva   Nov-14-09 09:54 PM   #24 
  - When the wood is gone the crabs die...  petronius   Nov-14-09 11:44 PM   #25 
     - LOL  Doremus   Nov-15-09 12:22 AM   #30 
  - I would guess yes. All the plastic seems to end up in the garbage patch.  mikelgb   Nov-11-09 09:10 AM   #14 
  - it's like underwater termites that walk sideways  tomm2thumbs   Nov-11-09 08:15 AM   #8 
  - termites were my first thought as well...  dysfunctional press   Nov-15-09 12:08 AM   #28 
  - I've heard of catching crabs after GETTING wood ...  TexasObserver   Nov-11-09 08:19 AM   #9 
  - You are horrible...  Rebubula   Nov-11-09 08:46 AM   #10 
  - ROFLMAO  lonestarnot   Nov-11-09 09:42 AM   #19 
  - any speculation on these bacteria and fungi being able to break down cellulose for ethanol?  Motown_Johnny   Nov-11-09 08:53 AM   #12 
  - Life is amazing in its flexibility and rugged determination to BE...  badgerpup   Nov-11-09 09:24 AM   #15 
  - Read an article about that- life-forms that evolved without the sun but volcanic vents.  KittyWampus   Nov-11-09 09:34 AM   #17 
  - Better that than any sort of crab in my underwear.  ThomWV   Nov-11-09 09:27 AM   #16 
  - --  mdmc   Nov-14-09 08:40 PM   #20 
  - This Belongs In The Tree-Eating Crab Forum.  Toasterlad   Nov-14-09 09:45 PM   #22 
  - LOL!  Kaleva   Nov-14-09 09:53 PM   #23 
  - sounds like the opening line for a good fantasy story.  Hannah Bell   Nov-14-09 11:51 PM   #26 
  - Here's some images of "Squat Lobsters."  alfredo   Nov-15-09 12:06 AM   #27 

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