Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 21st, 2008
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research scientists Brent Wood (NIWA fisheries scientist, left) and Stefano Schiaparelli (Italian National Antarctic Museum taxonomist, right) examine an Antarctic toothfish (1.81 m long, 57 kg) in Tangaroa’s wet lab in Antarctic waters.
Found: giant jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles, large sea spiders, huge sea snails, and 2-foot-wide starfish.
Breaking news is that incredibly large new species have been found in New Zealand’s Antarctic waters. Of the 30,000 specimens collected, hundreds might turn out to be new species.
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research team members Sadie Mills (NIWA curatorial technician, left) and Niki Davey (NIWA marine ecologist, right) hold giant Macroptychaster sea star (starfish) recently found in Antarctic waters.
Tunicates, animals that resemble glass tulips, were photographed in Antarctic waters by Australian scientists taking part in a census of marine life in January 2008. (Martin Riddle, Australian Antarctic division/Associated Press)
And you only thought that it was the entryway to the Hollow Earth that would be found!?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.