Tiny bug found a long way down, and other animals from 'below'
Think of how long two kilometres is. That's just shy of four CN Towers, or nearly 20 Usain Bolt world records. Now, picture two kilometres down straight into the earth, and that's where scientists near the Black Sea recently found an arthropod known as Plutomurus ortobalaganensis, the world's deepest-dwelling land animal.
The bug, which feeds off fungi and other decaying matter, may feel isolated in the pitch dark of its cave, but it's not alone in the family of creatures that never see the light of day. From deep-sea squid to cave-dwelling bugs, here are ten other animals that also live in total darkness.
Ed Kashi describes the highs and the lows of working as a photojournalist, and shares his belief that a photographer's greatest work comes from the iss... More Ed Kashi describes the highs and the lows of working as a photojournalist, and shares his belief that a photographer's greatest work comes from the issues he or she genuinely cares about. Learn more about Ed Kashi and his work: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/07/ed-kashi-on-the-greatest-work-youll-do/.
Date 13-12-06, Duration 2:17, Views 3367
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