The “Doo-doo Balls” are Alive!!

Image Credit: Duke University

Image Credit: Duke University

ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2008) — A submarine expedition that went looking for visually flashy sea creatures instead found a drab, mud-covered blob that may turn out to be truly spectacular indeed.

The grape-like animal, tentatively named the Bahamian Gromia, is actually a single-celled organism, fully one inch long. But what makes it really fantastic is that it moves — very slowly — by rolling itself along the ocean floor.”

This is a major discovery in paleontology as well as marine biology!

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3 Responses to The “Doo-doo Balls” are Alive!!

  1. Joanne says:

    Truly amazing to think that finding new creatures is still possible.

  2. geologue says:

    Just when you think life can’t get any weirder… 🙂

  3. Jaime says:

    I think it is fascinating that they are able to find new creatures! But what a life!! lol!! I wouldn’t want to be a a sea ball just rolling around!

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