This video says about itself:
Plankton Chronicles – Phronima
21 November 2011
Female phronima recycle parts of salps or jellies, building barrels to raise their progeny.
From New Scientist:
Marine census reveals ‘Jurassic shrimp’ and more
10 December 2006
The 2006 Census of Marine Life is in, and this year’s trawl includes scores of weird and wonderful creatures brought back from the deep.
The latest census has revealed 500 new species.
One is the shrimp-like Phronima. It was found 5000 metres below the surface of the Sargasso Sea, along with hundreds of related species.
All were eating each other and the organic matter that falls from the surface waters in drifts of “marine snow”.
Another find is the Neoglyphea neocaledonica – nicknamed the “Jurassic shrimp” by its discoverers.
It was thought to have disappeared 50 million years ago.
And it was not just individual creatures that caught the eyes of the researchers.
The researchers also shot deep-sea video, for example this footage of hydrothermal vents (.mov format) in the North Pacific and North Atlantic [UPDATE 2008: link not working any more].
It features the Pompeii worm, seen in shimmering hot waters – it is thought to be the most heat-resistant creature on Earth. …
2006 is the census’s sixth year of existence and will run till 2008. The results will then be analysed from 2009 to 2010.
The researchers intend the end result to be a full description of what lived, lives and will live in the oceans.
“Each expedition reveals new marvels of the ocean – and with the return of each vessel it is increasingly clear that many more discoveries await marine explorers for years to come,” says Fred Grassle, chair of the project’s scientific steering committee.
In 2006, the 2000 researchers from 80 countries led 19 marine expeditions, with a 20th underway in the Antarctic.
They also used satellites to track more than 20 species including sharks, sea lions, albatross and squid.
See gallery of the newly discovered creatures here.
- The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Pompeii Worm Teach Us About Heat and Chemical Resistance? (inhabitat.com)
- Movement of marine life follows speed and direction of climate change (sciencedaily.com)
- A Deep-Sea Worm Has Surfaced For The First Time In 140 Years (businessinsider.com)
- Ocean acidification threatens marine life (juneauempire.com)
- Deep sea squid lure prey for attack (abc.net.au)