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Octopus Broods Eggs For Record 4.5 Years : Discovery News

Tweet it! SHARE IT! What if Han Solo was the front-and-center star of the original Star Wars movies, and what if his team consisted of a talking raccoon, a mutant tree-man, a hulking giant and a hot green woman, instead of a Wookie named Chewbacca, a couple of robots and a clueless brother-sister duo? Thats basically the question asked by Guardians of the Galaxy, and the answer is you would still have a pretty good time, if not a timeless classic. Guardians is perhaps the summers most original film, with the folks at Marvel and Disney studios taking a chance on a big-budget ($170 million) mix of sci-fi action and comedy. Part of the risk really comes from the fact that Guardians has no big movie stars in its cast of on-screen humans, centering instead on the charms of veteran TV actor Chris Pratt of Parks and Recreation, with Bradley Cooper providing the voice of Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel serving almost as an in-joke as the voice of the grunting tree-man, Groot, and Zoe Saldana playing the green hero after establishing her bona fides playing a hot blue hero Avatar. Pratt stars as Peter Quill, who has given himself the nickname Star-Lord and loves to brag about it to everyone he sees. The film opens with Peter as a young boy watching his mother die in a hospital before he runs outside and is inexplicably zapped by a spaceship and hurtled into the heavens. Now an adult, he is a junk collector working with a group called the Ravagers in search of a metallic orb that is wanted badly by a diverse group of creatures aside from his boss, Yondu (Michael Rooker). The green woman, Gamora, is first on that list, as a highly trained assassin under orders from an evil overlord named Thanos to grab the orb at all costs. The sarcastic Rocket and his sidekick Groot are also in hot pursuit, though the four quickly decide to team up rather than fight when they realize they need each others particular skills and can split a $4 billion bounty if they deliver the orb to the highest bidder in 24 hours. There are almost too many more creatures and characters, as the movie bounds from one weirdly named galactic location to another at a sometimes confusing pace. But the movie builds momentum and tension well, with the last half-hour a slam-bang barrel of fun that is much less serious than the climactic battles of just about every Marvel movie outside of The Avengers itself. The wizard behind it all is James Gunn, who directed the film and co-wrote the script with Nicole Perlman, based on a series of comics written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Those comics were a daring experiment in themselves, an attempt to create an alternate form of superheroes that served almost as a spoof of The Avengers but with just enough plotline to be compelling as well as funny. Gunn has done a couple of my favorite movies in the past decade the highly unique comedy-horror mash-up Slither and the indescribably original Super, in which Rainn Wilson of The Office plays a put-upon nebbish who decides to gain revenge on society by becoming a superhero vigilante and winds up taking things way too far.
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28, 2014 @ 4:57 pm Updated at 5:01 PM Social News DIGHTON It has been a great summer and an even better month of July for the Dighton-Rehoboth Marching band. The band started the month by performing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. That trip was followed by a rare honor in which they performed at the Washington, D.C. Independence Day parade. They were the only school in the state to be chosen to perform. The kids did a nice job representing, said 22-year director Doug Kelley. The journey represented a long and rewarding one for Kelley and his staff. It began last winter when Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr.
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They had gone into the red octopus's tummy. The then out-of-place octopus was eventually released into Monterey Bay, but the species will be represented by others in the new exhibition. Best Ocean Animal Photos Monterey Bay Aquarium/Tyson Rininger View Caption + The wonderpus octopus is native to the Indo Pacific region. Each individual has unique white markings on its head, allowing scientists to track individual specimens. It, along with other cephalopods, will be part of the new "Tentacles" exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The exhibit opens April 12 and runs through Labor Day of 2016. Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder Mother of the Year in the animal kingdom could go to a deep sea octopus who spent at least four and one half years fearlessly guarding and caring for her eggs before they hatched. The effort breaks the world record for egg brooding and is documented in the latest issue of PLoS ONE. Tentacled Whos Who: Bizarre and Extreme Cephalopods Bruce Robison, a researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and his colleagues spotted the vigilant deep sea octopus mother in May 2007 during regular surveys at a Pacific Ocean site in the Monterey Canyon called "Midwater 1." The female Graneledone http://disneyfanartcollection.tumblr.com/ boreopacifica was clinging to a rocky ledge just above the floor of the canyon about 4,600 feet below the ocean surface.
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