"Supergiant" new species of isopod discovered in the deep ocean

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"Supergiant" new species of isopod discovered in the deep ocean

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"Supergiant" new species of isopod discovered in the deep ocean
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All kinds of fascinating discoveries are likely lying in wait for us in the deep sea. Now scientists have pulled a new monster out of the waters off the coast of Indonesia. The creature is a new species of “supergiant” isopod, a huge marine relative of the common pillbug.

The discovery was made during the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition 2018 (SJADES 2018). At depths between 950 and 1,260 m (3,115 and 4,135 ft), the team found two specimens of giant isopods that were soon determined to belong to a new species.

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Interesting story, but misleading headline.

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He's holding it in his hand and says "supergiant" with a straight face. :lmao:
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Well, compared to a regular pillbug.
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Pfft! You've see Japanese movies. :p
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It's bigger than the well-known giant isopod, so the name seems fitting.

We often use 'giant' for small things - it's a comparative, not an absolute modifier.

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Would they live in my lake?
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ed wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:32 am Would they live in my lake?
Salt water so presumably not.

But it might just be a salt resistant survivor of the Paleozoic, so maybe.

Isopod steaks on the menu at chez ed. :Hungry2:
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Baked stuffed with crayfish stuffing? :cowbell:
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Annoying "music".