Ten new possible species could change everything about the way we think about deep-sea life in the Atlantic Ocean.
Most of the creatures are so strange, it is hard to know which direction they swim or where their mouths are.
The images were captured by researchers from the University of Aberdeen during more than 300 hours of diving with a remotely operated vehicle between 2,300 feet and 12,000 feet deep along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the largest mountain range on Earth, which runs down the center of the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and Africa on the east and the Americas on the west.
“The overall purpose of the [program] is our Government…feel[s] that they need to insure the Public Sector is doing all they can to secure Infrastructure critical to our National Security,” said one internal Raytheon email, the text of which was seen by The Wall Street Journal. “Perfect Citizen is Big Brother.”
Freelance photographer Lance Rosenfield was working on assignment for ProPublica in Texas City, Texas, last week, when a BP security guard began following him. Rosenfield was later detained by police after taking photos for two ProPublica stories. One revealed that BP’s Texas City refinery had illegally emitted 538,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into the air in April and May. The other reported that the Texas City refinery continues to have serious safety violations five years after an explosion at the plant killed 15 workers.
Last month, former Virginia Senator George Allen spoke at a luncheon of the conservative Heritage Foundation about how Republicans "need to use the new media … so we get our ideas, our solutions, out to folks unfiltered."
He went on to cite Fox News as the one television news source that could be counted upon to pass along the Republican message without filtering.
I guess the world “filtering” means “calling out bullshit” these days…