bathybius


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bathybius

(bəˈθɪbɪəs)
n
a gelatinous substance discovered on the Atlantic seabed, originally thought to be protoplasm, but later discovered to be inorganic
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"PROFESSOR SUMMERLEE (springing to his feet): `Might I explain, your Grace, that this man is my personal enemy ever since our controversy in the Quarterly Journal of Science as to the true nature of Bathybius?'
Two synaphobranchids, Synaphobranchus affinis and Histiobranchius bathybius, also occur in adjacent waters of Alaska, and until recently S.
Mecklenburg and others (2002) mentioned that the cutthroat eels Synaphobranchus affinis and Histiobranchus bathybius were known from Alaskan waters, but despite the widespread range of these species in the Pacific Ocean, cutthroat eels had not been found in British Columbia.
bathybius are still not known from British Columbia despite their presence in the Bering Sea and more southerly regions.
Laloe, using the non-discovery of Bathybius haeckelii (Thomas Huxley's erroneously identified mineral-organic evolutionary 'missing link') as a case study, examines changes in the design of ships and their apparatus and how these fundamentally altered the role of watercraft as platforms of scientific enquiry.
Por eso Herrera rechazaba aquellos planteamientos como los de Haeckel, que tomaban a los llamados "organismos primitivos" como modelos para explicar el origen de la vida, tales como las moneras (bacterias), el supuesto eozoon y el pretendido organismo primordial Bathybius haeckeli, carente de estructura y formado por una masa amorfa de protoplasma, que creyo haber descubierto el insigne Thomas Huxley, en 1868, en una muestra extraida de las profundidades oceanicas, la cual corresponderia a la forma mas primitiva de organismos que podrian existir, de acuerdo con el biologo aleman Ernest Haeckel.
El tal Bathybius resulto un verdadero fiasco, pues se trataba en realidad de una masa gelatinosa de limo marino compuesta de finas particulas de arena o cuarzo incluidas en un precipitado de sulfato de calcio.
Some eelpouts (Lycodes spp.), sculpins (Cottunculus spp.) and other snailfish species (Paraliparis bathybius, Rhodichthys regina, and Careproctus spp.) were also taken, but in very low abundance.
deepwater flatfish, (Dover sole, Microstomus pacificus; Greenland turbot, Reinhardtius hippoglossoides; and deep-sea sole, Embassichthys bathybius), rockfish (Sebastes spp.), pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), etc.
Bathybius, the last three men representing the scientific establishment Marcueil will challenge and amaze.
Bathybius: "I would suppose that a man who made love indefinitely would be equally capable of doing anything else indefinitely: drinking alcohol, digesting, exerting muscular force, etc.