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Title: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on January 31, 2007, 02:26:18 PM
Post all your weird/awesome underwater creature pics and info here!

I'll start with this prehistoric shark that was discovered (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/photogalleries/frilled-shark/index.html) recently near Japan:

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/photogalleries/frilled-shark/images/primary/frillshark-big-1.jpg)

Quote
Flaring the gills that give the species its name, a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface.

Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz_nZixWX6Q&mode=related&search=) of the shark in action!  Unfortunately it died shortly only hours after it arrived at the park. :'(


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BMcC on January 31, 2007, 03:37:42 PM
I think now might be a good time to tell you I have a pretty huge phobia of underwater creatures.  And if I ever saw one of those things up close, I'd probably have a heart attack.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on January 31, 2007, 09:24:55 PM
This "Furry Lobster" was found a few months ago:
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5898/lobsterfb1.jpg)

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4785482.stm

Here are a bunch of other cool underwater creatures:

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/creature_features/new_hr/goblinshrimpMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/creature_features/new_hr/pricklysharkMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/creature_features/extra_hr/anemonehermit2MN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/creature_features/more_hr/slipperlobsterMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/creature_features/more_hr/31Maymossfish.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/creature_features/wild_hr/D_GulpereelMM.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/03/hr/blackchimaeraMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/04/hr/blobsnailMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/05/hr/ScalelessdragonMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/07/hr/eelsquidMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/09/hr/eddiespongeMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/09/hr/viperfish.jpg)
My favorite, the Long-nosed chimaera pup: (Below)
(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/09/hr/longnosedchimaeraMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/10/hr/oreodoryMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/10/hr/LizardfishMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/11/hr/snipeeelMN.jpg)

(http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/images/photo_library/11/hr/loosejawRM.jpg)

Source
http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/week1_day01.htm


I think that is good enough :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Jeku on January 31, 2007, 10:31:03 PM
Ditto on the underwater animal phobia--- but more towards whales.  Their rubbery skin, massive size-- creepy!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Skibs on January 31, 2007, 11:45:18 PM
The barely Phallic giant octopus:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/giant-octopus.jpg)

The dreaded land-roaming feminist:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/FishBicycle.jpg)

The Shark-Cat, or "Shat" for short:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/shat.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on January 31, 2007, 11:51:36 PM
The Shark-Cat, or "Shat" for short:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/shat.jpg)

"HAI GUYS!"

That's frightening as all hell.

Mantis Shrimp FTW, though:

(http://www.eco-divers.com/peterlange/15.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eosphoros on February 01, 2007, 12:01:29 AM
Worth1000 photoshopping contest: create a land/sea creature hybrid

http://www.worth1000.com/cache/contest/contestcache.asp?contest_id=13768&start=1&end=10&display=photoshop


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Skibs on February 01, 2007, 01:09:19 AM
Mantis Shrimp FTW, though:

I'll see your Mantis Shrimp and raise you three Isopods:

Here's a cute little Isopoda Phreatoicidea:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/Eoph_MagelaT.jpg)

An endearing tongue eating/replacing Isopod:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/tounguereplacingisopod.jpg)

And an always-lovely facecrab:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/Giant_isopod.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Sherman Gill on February 01, 2007, 04:07:24 AM
This thread is awesome.

My measly contribution (I couldn't find pictures of the species with teeth larger then their head)
(http://intelligence.jrc.cec.eu.int/marine/fish/impast/angler%20fish.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BMcC on February 01, 2007, 04:49:25 AM
And an always-lovely facecrab:

Is... is that really called a "facecrab?"

That's messed up.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on February 01, 2007, 11:24:14 AM
Prehistoric sharks are amazing!

Check these out: http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/prehistoricsharks/gallery1.html (http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/prehistoricsharks/gallery1.html)

(http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/prehistoricsharks/gallery/gal_image1_zoom.jpg)

(http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/prehistoricsharks/gallery/gal_image3_zoom.jpg)

(http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/prehistoricsharks/gallery/gal_image7_zoom.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 01, 2007, 01:36:10 PM
Here is a Mudpuppy:
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/6537/mudpuppyee5.jpg)

And a few underwater statues:

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_001.jpg)

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_004.jpg)

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_006.jpg)

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_007.jpg)

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_008.jpg)

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_016.jpg)

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_015.jpg)

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_017.jpg)

(http://www.fresh99.com/images/underwaterpeople/underwater_sculptures_025.jpg)

Source:
http://www.fresh99.com/


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Sherman Gill on February 01, 2007, 07:18:56 PM
Those statues are scary :'(.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on February 02, 2007, 12:29:32 AM
Those statues are scary :'(.

Scary AWESOME. ;D

And just plain scary, too. :'(


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eosphoros on February 02, 2007, 05:28:07 AM
Armored sea snail
(http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/7387/seasnailbigbj7.jpg)
Cow fish
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8479/cowfishne7.jpg)
Bat fish
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/913/batfishvo7.jpg)
(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/4898/leafyseadragonbyewmcc0.jpg)
(http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7697/orangesealightks6.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 02, 2007, 08:42:18 AM
^
Sea Dragons rule!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eileen on February 04, 2007, 03:49:03 AM
(http://z.about.com/d/urbanlegends/1/0/9/8/mermaid1.jpg)

(http://z.about.com/d/urbanlegends/1/0/8/8/mermaid1.2.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alec on February 04, 2007, 03:51:34 AM
That's what we'll look like when we finish the game.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eileen on February 04, 2007, 05:14:32 PM
lol! Very frightening thought!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 04, 2007, 10:00:46 PM
That's what we'll look like when we finish the game.

What? You'll have white hair?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alec on February 05, 2007, 02:14:41 AM
...and we'll be dead mermaid zombies.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 05, 2007, 10:17:53 AM
...and we'll be dead mermaid zombies.

Oh, I thought you already where... only with shiny blond hair.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eileen on February 05, 2007, 10:44:50 PM
It's kinda strange that you find the fact that he would have white hair more interesting than the fact he would look like a skeleton woman fish.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on February 05, 2007, 11:10:53 PM
It's kinda strange that you find the fact that he would have white hair more interesting than the fact he would look like a skeleton woman fish.

I sooooo want to start a Black Metal band called Skeleton Woman Fish. >:D

Also:

(http://www.pinktentacle.com/images/fantastic_fish.jpg)

(http://www.pinktentacle.com/images/tako_kurage_ika.jpg)

Source: http://www.pinktentacle.com/2006/12/edo-period-illustrations-by-kurimoto-tanshuu/ (http://www.pinktentacle.com/2006/12/edo-period-illustrations-by-kurimoto-tanshuu/)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 06, 2007, 04:54:40 AM
It's kinda strange that you find the fact that he would have white hair more interesting than the fact he would look like a skeleton woman fish.

(http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/4908/orlyluigisd1.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alec on February 06, 2007, 09:11:54 PM
Oh my. That's the strangest looking fish yet.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Giant Underwater Potato on February 06, 2007, 11:26:50 PM
<---------- ME.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eileen on February 07, 2007, 04:15:18 AM
Oh my. That's the strangest looking fish yet.

LOL... Yes that would would win many 'strange fish' awards.

Nice Derek I would definitely join the  'Skeleton Woman Fish' :P


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Krissy on February 08, 2007, 04:26:40 AM
(http://www.oceanodysseydiving.com/PHOTOS/400%20x%20300/Urchin%205.jpg)
(http://alaskaunderseatours.com/photos/Red-Sea-Urchin.jpg)
(http://www.seaurchindive.com/images/view-sea-urchin-dive-collection-01.jpg)
(http://www.photos-of-the-year.com/underwater/1.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Quemaqua on February 10, 2007, 04:49:58 AM
I don't find any of these scary, just amazing.  Statues are awesome too.  I just love sea life in general, though.  Whales fascinate me possibly more than any other lifeform.  Saw this amazing thing on belugas the other night, a whole ton of them swimming in a big loop up to a small air hole.  The blue water, the light shining off them, their whiteness... it was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.  Could have stared at them for hours.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on February 14, 2007, 06:45:32 PM
(http://media.knuttz.net/0610/sea_life/sea_life_001.jpg)

find more here (http://knuttz.net/hosted_pages/Marine-Life-20061011). :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Sherman Gill on February 15, 2007, 07:29:51 PM
They killed your hotlinking, baby.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on February 16, 2007, 07:26:33 PM
Bastards! Sea-bastards. :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on February 17, 2007, 12:32:00 AM
(http://www.photec.co.uk/Nudibranchs%205.jpg)

More nudibranchs! (http://www.photec.co.uk/Nudibranch%20Gallery.htm)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eileen on February 17, 2007, 12:56:56 AM
(http://www.travel-dive.com/images/crit2.jpg)

is... it a frog?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on February 17, 2007, 06:58:59 AM
It's easy to imagine where this fish got it's name :P

Dragonfish
(http://people.whitman.edu/~yancey/dragonfish.JPG)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 20, 2007, 04:42:38 PM
(http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/2858/97785410sf6.jpg)

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4626/81678372em4.jpg)

(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/7236/12817485st7.jpg)

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4917/28467664sp6.jpg)

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/5998/38948228ha3.jpg)


And this giant rare squid:
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/9029/10488359li9.jpg)
Video of that thing. (http://"http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/02/video/070214_squid_03.html") Not much really.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Pokalapoketl on February 20, 2007, 10:06:30 PM
Crested Bandfish, nasty looking bugger

(http://www.amonline.net.au/FISHES/fishfacts/images/llacepedeiw2.jpg)

(http://www.amonline.net.au/FISHES/fishfacts/images/llacepedei2.jpg)

(http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/images/lophothd2.jpg)

Imagine them at a length of six meters  :o
(http://www.6minutes.net/images/duiken/du023-4.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BigGoronSword on February 21, 2007, 06:08:47 AM
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this yet: How about the Giant Squid?
(http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn8064/dn8064-1_250.jpg)

Though I'm beginning to believe that the main protagonist of Aquaria is an oversized caricature of a sea-monkey (compared to the size of other creatures of the seas shown in the screenshots such as seahorses, turtles, angler fish, etc...), maybe a Giant Squid would be too large for her to fight (since we've seen her battle inside what looks to be a jellyfish).

-BGS


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 21, 2007, 10:45:53 AM
^
There's a Giant Squid two posts above yours.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on February 21, 2007, 11:25:07 AM
Omg! The experts of something have found a new species of fish! Just check this amazing footage! http://www.sieni.us/?id=18

Just had to post this :D

(Epileptics might want to pass, the flash has some flashing lights)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 21, 2007, 12:40:52 PM
Omg! The experts of something have found a new species of fish! Just check this amazing footage! http://www.sieni.us/?id=18

Just had to post this :D

(Epileptics might want to pass, the flash has some flashing lights)


Haha :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BigGoronSword on February 21, 2007, 04:31:42 PM
^
There's a Giant Squid two posts above yours.
That's a giant squid? Is it a baby version because the last I knew, the picture I posted was the most detailed picture we have of an actual giant squid (what I mean by "actual" is an adult). I'd honestly imagine the giant squid to be almost as long as a humpback whale...not just double the size of a regular squid like the picture implies.

-BGS


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 21, 2007, 08:57:52 PM
Yeah, the Squid you posted is the most detailed and documented live Giant Squid encounter. The Squid I posted it actually known as a Glowing Squid because it glows, it was the only one caught on camera as far as I know.  It is, however, very big.

I don't know how big the one you posted is. Here are a few images the could give you a clearer picture:


A human hand next to a Giant Squid's tentacle
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7506/58692369qu9.jpg)


An adult Giant Squid
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8925/83038331ds4.jpg)


A dead Giant Squid, which washed up to shore in New Zealand a few years ago
(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/724/41010667hv0.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: torrentpilot on February 22, 2007, 06:36:31 AM
that freaking tongue replacing isopod creeped the blue hell outta me!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BigGoronSword on February 22, 2007, 04:49:12 PM
Wow, that is a large squid...but what I find unbelievable is the theory people say that these creatures attack sperm whales (I said humpback before, but I was mistaken) considering they're the only other large mammals that can actually swim that deep.

Enough talking, I should post another picture

Whale Shark
(http://www.aboututila.com/Photos/AdamLaverty/Whale-Shark-01.JPG)

Caribbean Reef Octopus
(http://www.aboututila.com/Photos/AdamLaverty/Creature-Caribbean-Reef-Octopus.JPG)


Edit: No bother making a new post about it, I'll just edit this into this one. There was recent news that the largest caught giant squid was found. It measured in at 10M (that's 33ft) (http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=38578&in_page_id=34).


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kuraido on February 23, 2007, 10:32:57 AM
Hey ! Look at this one ! Just beautiful :

(http://web.mit.edu/cjoye/www/photo/0605Monterey/a08.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on February 23, 2007, 11:28:22 AM
It's beautiful to the point when you touch it :D

"AYEARGRGRGRGRGHGRHGRH! IT BUUURNS!"


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 23, 2007, 12:15:03 PM
I think you would be more dead than screaming "AYEARGRGRGRGRGHGRHGRH! IT BUUURNS!".


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: ChinoXL on February 23, 2007, 03:32:48 PM
(http://www.extremescience.com/images/rattail3.jpg) not sure what the heck it is
(http://alexkorol.home.comcast.net/references/fish/chimaera_fish.jpg)

(http://alexkorol.home.comcast.net/references/fish/stone_crab.jpg)
(http://alexkorol.home.comcast.net/references/fish/blob_fish.jpg)
(http://alexkorol.home.comcast.net/references/fish/chimaera_pup.jpg)
(http://alexkorol.home.comcast.net/references/fish/prickly_shark.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on February 23, 2007, 03:51:11 PM
^Heh, I posted all of those on the first page, but the site was rebuilt and I lost all the photos.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BigGoronSword on March 04, 2007, 04:01:11 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/BigGoronSword/One%20Shots/seacreatures.png)
In order, they are Colossal squid,  and new species of sea squirt, octo, sea cucumber, crustacean found in the antarctic. Feel free to read about them in the articles below.

http://science.qj.net/New-Zealand-fishermen-nab-Colossal-squid/pg/49/aid/83944
http://science.qj.net/New-species-and-environmental-damage-found-in-Antarctica/pg/49/aid/84152

-BGS


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: PHeMoX on March 09, 2007, 10:44:31 AM
(http://alexkorol.home.comcast.net/references/fish/chimaera_pup.jpg)

Wow, that one looks cute, ugly and scary at the same time! :S


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on March 12, 2007, 10:48:02 AM
(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/4972/ig53corals0302hw7.jpg)

(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/8895/ig54mantaray02et6.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9517/ig54morayeel02ly3.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4883/ig55venomouspteroislionlw9.jpg)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6135/whitesharkpf5.jpg)


And A big "WTF" for this one:
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2808/wtfja2.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: PHeMoX on March 12, 2007, 04:19:06 PM
And A big "WTF" for this one:
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2808/wtfja2.jpg)

That's a Marilyn Monroe Gremlin fishythingyfoosomething. Yup, a crazy fella! :p :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on March 13, 2007, 05:48:37 AM
(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/8895/ig54mantaray02et6.jpg)

Is that manta really that big, or is it just close to the camera? It does say juvenile manta ray in the picture :P


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Myxe on March 16, 2007, 08:34:49 PM
(http://www.fishbase.org/images/thumbnails/jpg/tn_Chnig_ue.jpg)
(http://www.nzine.co.nz/images/articles/chiasmodon_lg.jpg)
(http://www.bogleech.com/nature/biosea-blackswallower.jpg)

How bout this fish?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Jimbob on March 18, 2007, 08:17:16 AM
Hey, I saw this weird... 'thing' and thought I might as well register to post (I've been lurking a while). It's from an awesome UK show called Planet Earth, but unfortunately all the HD clips from the show are only available to UK residents :(

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/planetearth/wallpaper/images/wallpaper9_800.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Firndeloth on March 20, 2007, 04:29:28 AM
The dumbo octopus is awesome! And kinda cute... although, two of my favorite sea critters are the manta and the whale shark. But if yoou want wierd, and strangley beautiful... yoou can always count on the jelly fish. Look ma, no brains!

Lake full of Jelly
(http://echeng.com/journal/images/misc/echeng-jellyfish-lake-palau.jpg)

Courtesy of Wikipedia:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/Flower_hat_jellyfishes.jpg)

The Giant Jelly
(http://www.cryptozoology.com/forum/images/giant_jellyfish_2620.jpg)
(http://pharyngula.org/images/giant_jelly.jpg)

And you've probably all seen the Man-O-War
(http://data1.blog.de/blog/r/rowgirlskipper/img/JellyFish-PortugueseMan-of-War_small.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on March 20, 2007, 04:37:48 AM
Courtesy of NOVA (http://)

(http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/images/ext08.jpeg)

(http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/images/ext01.jpeg)

These guys live on the bottom of the ocean, 7,500 ft below the surface, at about 3,350 PSI.  I find that to be rather impressive.

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on March 21, 2007, 09:09:20 AM
Courtesy of NOVA (http://)

(http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/images/ext08.jpeg)

(http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/images/ext01.jpeg)

These guys live on the bottom of the ocean, 7,500 ft below the surface, at about 3,350 PSI.  I find that to be rather impressive.

xander

Those look like a pile of cigarettes.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on March 21, 2007, 02:15:07 PM
Those look like a pile of cigarettes.
Heh...  I hadn't thought of that, but they do, don't they?  And I suppose that living next to a hydrothermal vent doesn't help their case, either.

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on March 27, 2007, 11:39:40 PM
Click here (http://www.wdcs.co.uk/media/flash/whalebanner/content_pub_en.html) to experience a life-sized blue whale!  Holy, those things are big! :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eosphoros on April 04, 2007, 07:58:38 AM
This thread is wayy ahead of these losers from Oddweek :D

http://www.oddweek.com/item_79915.aspx


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on April 04, 2007, 01:43:52 PM
Last night, Wendryn and I were watching a documentary on PBS about cuttlefish.  These guys are awesome!  They are closely related to octopuses, but have all kinds of weird behaviours.   They also have very large brains for invertebrates.  This one is made of plastic:
(http://www.twoguysfossils.com/images/kids_cuttlefish.jpg)

This one is pretending to be coral, or something.  They are very good at changing their color, and even the shapes of their bodies, so that they can blend in with their surroundings:
(http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2005/9/aafeature_album/cuttlefish_image07.JPG)

Cthulu?
(http://www.aquaworld-crete.com/images/common-cuttlefish.jpg)

This one is a flamboyant cuttlefish.  They have evolved to a point where they can't really swim, so they walk along the bottom of the ocean.  Unlike other cuttlefish, which try to hide from predators, this one is brightly colored.  It can be like that because it is very poisonous.  In fact, it is only of only three or four poisonous species in its branch of life (the blue ring octopus and the striped pajama squid being two of the others):
(http://www.reefseekers.com/PIXPAGES/Indo%202005/Flambuoyant_Cuttlefish_1.jpg)

So, huzzah for cuttlefish!

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on April 25, 2007, 05:38:37 PM
(http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/sponsored_sites/biospeleology/tmolge.jpg)
I love you, blind cave salamander. Let's run away together.

(http://www.julianrocks.net/sharks/elasmopics/wobbepics/Ornatus1285.jpg)
This is called a wobbegong. It is a type of shark. I used to be irrationally frightened of these things, despite never getting within a hemisphere of encountering one.

(http://www.barclayseafood.com/geoduck.gif)
Geoducks are a kind of clam that has an average life expectancy of about a hundred and fifty years. They look kind of like dongs.

(http://www.dumbwiki.com/images/f/f0/Cuttlekitten_fuzzy.jpg)
Nooooo!

(http://www.dumbwiki.com/images/5/5a/Catcrab.png)
Nooooooo!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on April 25, 2007, 10:38:53 PM
SEA CUCUMBERRRRRRS
(http://www.reefseekers.com/PIXPAGES/Yap-Palau%20'04/Grazing_sea_cucumber.jpg)

(http://www.scharfphoto.com/fine_art_prints/archives/199411-001-Sea-Cucumber.jpg)
This one is just a baby! Adorable.

(http://www.pbs.org/kcet/shapeoflife/imganim/echinoderms4.jpg)
Dayum.

(http://www.daveingram.ca/knowingnature/C1534673850/E20060708182304/Media/sea_cucumber_feeding.jpg)
It's eating something.

Sea cucmbers will attempt to discourage potential predators by firing horrible sticky threads at them; if this doesn't work, they'll start puking their internal organs at the aggressor until they get freaked out and leave (I would). They also breathe through their anuses. Nature is awesome, also gross.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on April 25, 2007, 10:48:38 PM
Guys I'm not trying to "artificially inflate my post count" but I think these deserve their own post.

Shark vs. octopus (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7004909622962894202)

Octopus escapes through 1" hole (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7004909622962894202)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on April 26, 2007, 02:30:40 AM
Guys I'm not trying to "artificially inflate my post count" but I think these deserve their own post.
Damn.  That is awesome.  0_o

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on April 30, 2007, 02:31:40 PM
There's a reason why geoducks (pronounced "gooey ducks" for God knows what reason) look like dongs.  Take a wild guess what that...thing is.  =P
DISCOVERY CHANNEL FTW!

Sea Cucumbers disgust me for more than the just the "Hey, let me vomit my intestines at this guy and make him go away!"  They're...ew.

That octopus v. shark vid, though...awesome.

Wish I had my own contribution to this thread...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on April 30, 2007, 04:12:00 PM
Quote
There's a reason why geoducks (pronounced "gooey ducks" for God knows what reason) look like dongs.  Take a wild guess what that...thing is.  =P
DISCOVERY CHANNEL FTW!

It's a feeding tube primarily; they suck seawater in, filter plankton out, and eject the waste water (and, presumably, whatever passes for poop for them) from another hole. It's not a penis. Geoducks don't really have shlongs, they're broadcast spawners. I think you've misunderstood whatever it was you saw on the Discovery Channel; those are not dudes in the business of telling lies!

The name's pronounced gooey-duck because "geoduck" is a now-entrenched misspelling of "gweduc," a Nisqaully word meaning "dig deep". The name makes sense, Whitey's just done messed up the spelling.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on April 30, 2007, 11:53:24 PM
(http://readigg.com/img/deep/2.jpg)

(http://readigg.com/img/deep/6.jpg)

(http://readigg.com/img/deep/25.jpg)

and more... (http://science.readigg.com/description/16137.html)

(btw, Toom, you are too informed for your own good. ;))


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: shinygerbil on May 01, 2007, 09:21:08 AM
That shark vs. octopus video is da bomb. Also, it looks just like the octopus from Ecco the Dolphin!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on May 01, 2007, 09:38:49 AM
(http://www.congo-pages.org/ET/DIVE%20TIMOR/galleries/Gallery17/images/Shy%20Cuttlefish.jpg)
Nothing special but a nice pic. :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on May 01, 2007, 02:49:42 PM
Nice pictures, Derek.  And Toom...thank you for being smarter than me.  =D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on May 14, 2007, 02:48:13 PM
Sea lilies! (Not actual lilies, actual lilies do not have mouths).
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/spinsterpimp/sealilyadventuressssss.gif)
Check out that wicked little monster!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xocrates on May 24, 2007, 10:29:09 PM
You know, I was kinda disappointed no one mentioned the sunfish. I saw one at a local aquarium this monday and it freaked the bejebus out of me:

(http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/mola_mola.jpg)

Oh, and... hey Guys  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on May 28, 2007, 02:30:56 PM
Funny, in Germany we call it a "Moonfish"...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: PHeMoX on May 28, 2007, 03:53:49 PM
Sunfish is a different species actually ... moonfishes are usually way way smaller .. it's off course family though.

Check this link for more sunfishes:

http://www.waterworxbali.com/mola-mola-gallery.shtml


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on May 28, 2007, 04:15:35 PM
So, this is one of the strangest underwater creatures that I have seen.  It has two tails, which oscillate up and down in order to propel the creature forward.  They have two fins, though they are largely useless for propulsion, and are almost entirely used for grasping various objects.  Most examples of this genus have two layers of skin.  Water or air is trapped between the layers in order to insulate them.  They also have a strange, transparent membrane over their eyes, which holds a pocket of air.  These creatures cannot actually extract oxygen from the water, but they have odd organs which hold various breathable gases under high pressure.  They must return to the surface from time to time to refill these organs.  Finally, many examples of these creatures posses the ability to produce light, using some kind of electro-chemical process.  The function of these lights is unknown.

(http://www.eurosol.com/imagess/sc_au02b.jpg)

(http://www.zendiving.com/gallery/data/546/IMGP3409.jpg)

(http://www.abyss.com.au/graphics/IMG_9978.jpg)

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on May 29, 2007, 06:25:56 PM
I was reading about angler fish at work today; they have the most incredibly messed-up reproductive system I've ever seen. Male angler fish have no digestive system. When they're born, they have to track down a female and bite it in the side; it then proceeds to vomit some heinous enzymes that cause its head to fuse to the bitten lady-fish, allowing it to sustain itself. Its body then withers away until it's basically nothing but a set of fish nuts, pumping fish jizz into the fish lady when it detects certain hormonal triggers. NATURE!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on May 30, 2007, 04:14:42 AM
I was reading about angler fish at work today; they have the most incredibly messed-up reproductive system I've ever seen. Male angler fish have no digestive system. When they're born, they have to track down a female and bite it in the side; it then proceeds to vomit some heinous enzymes that cause its head to fuse to the bitten lady-fish, allowing it to sustain itself. Its body then withers away until it's basically nothing but a set of fish nuts, pumping fish jizz into the fish lady when it detects certain hormonal triggers. NATURE!

Life is beautiful! :-*


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zam on May 30, 2007, 05:35:56 AM
Okay, we've had some good, typical monster fishes. Weird fish, cool fish, freaky fish, photoshopped fish.

But, we haven't seen anything... well... Bad

Until now.

Ladys and Gentlefish, I now introduce you to...

The Mantis Shrimp

(http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/malacostraca/eumalacostraca/royslist/images/o_scyllarus1.jpg)


Lemme show you how agressive these things are.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EEMeVSQWw0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EEMeVSQWw0) (There are tons of movies about these)

Now, I know that looks like a typical, elite mother nature fight....

There's one way to explain just how powerful these 11 inch shirmp are.

"Around 400 species of mantis shrimp have currently been described worldwide, which are commonly separated into two distinct groups determined by the manner of claws they possess:


Squilla mantis, showing the spearing appendages
Spearers are armed with spiny appendages topped with barbed tips, used to stab and snag prey and some have a blunt, calcified club on the elbow.

Smashers, on the other hand, possess a much more developed club and a more rudimentary spear (which is nevertheless quite sharp and still used in fights between their own kind); the club is used to bludgeon and smash their meals apart. The inner aspect of the dactyl (the terminal portion of the appendage) can also possess a sharp edge, with which the animal can cut prey while it swims.
Both types strike by rapidly unfolding and swinging their raptorial claws at the prey, and are capable of inflicting serious damage on victims significantly greater in size than themselves.

 In smashers, these two weapons are employed with blinding quickness, with an acceleration of 10,400 g and speeds of 23 m/s from a standing start. Because they strike so rapidly, they generate cavitation bubbles between the appendage and the striking surface. The collapse of these cavitation bubbles produce measurable forces on their prey in addition to the instantaneous forces of 1,500 N that are caused by the impact of the appendage against the striking surface, which means that the prey is hit twice by a single strike; first by the claw and then by the even bigger force from the collapsing cavitation bubbles that immediately follows. Even if the initial strike misses the prey, the resulting shock wave can be enough to kill or stun the prey.

.Some pet mantis shrimp have managed to break through their double-paned aquarium glass with a single strike from this weapon.

Many saltwater aquarists are currently caring for stomatopods across the world. In fact, some are even making vital discoveries of the behavior of certain species as well as defining certain aspects of others. These dedicated aquarists may play a major role in understanding the many mysteries involving the mantis shrimp. However, mantis shrimp are considered by many domestic marine aquarists as pests. They can often sneak into a tank hidden in rocks, and once there, they can feed on fish, corals, and smaller crustaceans. They are notoriously difficult to catch once established in a well stocked tank."

Wikipedia.

I happened upon a topic about these little buggers... There is some grand storytelling there. Probally embellished, but even so, these are some pretty awesone shrimp. (If only more people called me "shrimp")





*posted before, but briefly


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on May 30, 2007, 02:39:01 PM
Man, that thing just looks mean.

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on June 05, 2007, 08:36:27 PM
man... that was a serious CRAB BATTLE!!!

Even better than this (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/239227)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: shinygerbil on June 07, 2007, 10:27:41 PM
I really felt sorry for that poor lil' crab. Did you see it trying to push itself away at the end?  :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on June 08, 2007, 07:20:28 AM
I present thee the Pistol Shrimp! (http://www.hilavitkutin.com/2007/05/28/katkarapu-joka-ampuu-saksistaan-saaliin-tainnuttavia-aaniaaltoja/)

The snapping shrimp competes with much larger animals, like the sperm whale and beluga whale, for the title of 'loudest animal in the sea'. The shrimp snaps a specialized claw shut to create a cavitation wave that generates acoustic pressures of up to 80 kPa at a distance of 4 cm from the claw. The pressure wave is strong enough to kill small fish.

The snap can also produce sonoluminescence from a collapsing bubble, also known as a cavitation bubble. As it collapses, the cavitation bubble reaches the surface temperature of the Sun.

Snapping shrimp have also been noted for their ability to reverse claws. When the snapping claw is lost, the missing limb will regenerate into a smaller claw and the original small claw will grow into a new snapping claw. Laboratory research has shown that severing the nerve of the snapping claw induces the conversion of the small claw, resulting in a shrimp with two large claws.

Nature pwns.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Vysedark on June 14, 2007, 02:50:41 PM
From seeing all of these images of weird looking fish, I can say that fact is most certainly stranger than fiction. We humans would have never believed such strange and fascinating creatures lived on our planet if we had never searched for them. Our world still hold many undiscovered creature yet to be discovered.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on June 25, 2007, 11:44:09 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Hemiscyllium_ocellatum_060417w1.jpg/400px-Hemiscyllium_ocellatum_060417w1.jpg)
Epaulette shark! These monsters walk around on the ocean floor using their fins, which is pretty cool, but my favourite thing about them is that, in low-oxygen environments, they can increase their survivability by shutting off parts of their brains that they don't currently need. That is awesome!

(http://automatedredemption.com/flavorcountry/images/2004/isopod.jpg)
Ooooooh shiiiiiiiiiit giant isopods! Essentially three-pound woodlice that live in deep deep ocean and scavenge dead stuff for dinners, and further proof that the oceans are full of demons.

Edit: whoops, I completely forgot that Skibs mentioned isopods on the very first page!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on June 25, 2007, 11:47:57 PM
(http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-10/giant-isopod.jpg)
Shiiiiiit!

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/380353_028542ead3.jpg)
Oooooh shiiiiit noooooooo!

(http://www.cryptomundo.com/wp-content/animal_esgoto_sorocaba_2.jpg)
Oooohhhh shiiiiiiiit!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on June 26, 2007, 08:50:22 AM
We are all going to die! The isopods will slaughter us all!

(http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-10/giant-isopod.jpg)

Just look at how murderous this one looks! RUUUUN!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Vysedark on July 30, 2007, 09:44:08 AM
Has anyone heard of the Sea Lilly? It's a weird creature that looks like a defenseless sea plant, but at night or if some other creature is trying to eat it.  It will pull it's tail out of the ground and start walking away.

Heres a pic and a  vid .

http://bp2.blogger.com/_ovJS1Em-6dg/RkAcRnA-aCI/AAAAAAAAH3Q/MdV9WkQBdhg/s1600-h/seaCreature2.gif

http://i17.tinypic.com/682q3qb.gif

http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/av/dn8168V1.mov


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on July 30, 2007, 12:57:11 PM
This (http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4720000/newsid_4721600/4721697.stm) little fellow is a sneaky bastard! It basically finds a sponge like fungus,  carves it into the shape of it's carapace and wears it as a camoflauge.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on August 01, 2007, 07:27:45 PM
John, over at ASW, posted this (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=114219).  There are several cool pictures, but, more importantly, they are of creatures that live in really, really f*cking cold water, which is pretty impressive:
Quote from: 'MagnusApollo'
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29...1416736,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1647012_1416736,00.html)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_02.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_03.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_04.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_06.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_07.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_08.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_10.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_12.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_13.jpg)

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zeno on August 07, 2007, 02:56:35 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/SimonZeno/Carybdea_sivickisi_Guam.jpg)

I'm fairly certain that's a Metroid.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on August 08, 2007, 09:39:19 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/SimonZeno/Carybdea_sivickisi_Guam.jpg)

I'm fairly certain that's a Metroid.

Hmmm... i'd wager it's a hunter genus.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: shinygerbil on August 10, 2007, 07:13:29 AM

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_04.jpg)
xander

That's just a wedding dress somebody dropped off a boat. ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on August 10, 2007, 08:00:06 PM

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_04.jpg)
xander

That's just a wedding dress somebody dropped off a boat. ;)

I'm kinda sad they didn't get a picture of  one of the REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY big ones I read about in Guinness...Still a damn epic jellyfish, that is.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on August 12, 2007, 08:13:53 PM
It has been awhile since I was last here. Looks like things are still running. I love this thread!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eileen on August 26, 2007, 11:56:01 PM
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:VeLVCUuScw25dM:http://0wn3d.dk/owned/owned-fishy.jpg)
hmm... Random searching gave me this


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cobar on August 29, 2007, 04:35:36 PM
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:VeLVCUuScw25dM:http://0wn3d.dk/owned/owned-fishy.jpg)
hmm... Random searching gave me this

The smaller fish's expression is priceless :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eileen on August 31, 2007, 06:54:14 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6c/Moray_eel.jpg/265px-Moray_eel.jpg)

Random Wikipedia article! YAY!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on August 31, 2007, 07:40:43 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6c/Moray_eel.jpg/265px-Moray_eel.jpg)

Random Wikipedia article! YAY!
/me sings:

When you swim in the sea,
and an eel bites your knee,
That's a moray!
That's amore!

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Toom on September 04, 2007, 09:58:02 AM
Moray eels are terrifying! If you get bitten by one, it'll just hold on indefinitely, and you can't pull free because their teeth are angled inwards. You have to push further into its mouth and hope to either choke it or slide out of its terrible deathlock doom-jaws.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on September 04, 2007, 02:00:21 PM
We are all going to die! The isopods will slaughter us all!

(http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-10/giant-isopod.jpg)

Just look at how murderous this one looks! RUUUUN!

I found his brother!

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1843/380353028542ead3je0.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Tosheros on September 04, 2007, 09:30:37 PM
John, over at ASW, posted this (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=114219).  There are several cool pictures, but, more importantly, they are of creatures that live in really, really f*cking cold water, which is pretty impressive:
Quote from: 'MagnusApollo'
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29...1416736,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1647012_1416736,00.html)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_03.jpg)

(http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2007/antarctic_ice/antarctic_ice_10.jpg)

xander

La vache! O _O
Those are awesome!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: xander on September 06, 2007, 02:56:55 PM
So, I was listening to the radio this morning, and they had a short piece on Moray Eels.  It would seem that, at the back of their throats, Moray's have a second set of teeth, arranged on a second jaw.  When they eat something, this second jaw shoots out from the back of the mouth, alien style, grabs the food, and pulls it in.  There is a movie on NPR's website (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14194579), as well as a brief story and some pics.

(http://media.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2007/sep/eels/xray200.jpg)
=
(http://media.canada.com/canwest/90/alien_movie.jpg)

xander


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: ArcticSwan360 on September 06, 2007, 11:34:22 PM
You know, algae turns red when mad - saw something about that on Dirty Jobs. That would be a cool effect in the game, to annoy some algae, then see them slowly turn from green to red. Perhaps if you swim through a cluster of green algae, they slowly turn red. Dirty Jobs said that green means algae is happy, red means they're pissed.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alec on September 07, 2007, 01:17:42 AM
That's a pretty cool idea!

Not sure it would be better as an entity that actually affects you or more of a background effect.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Tosheros on September 07, 2007, 09:29:43 PM
Jeez, what is this obsession about the Alien Monser XD


(About that, the trailer of a new Alien Vs Predator movie is out now. Enjoy... or not... (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2u8cx_alien-vs-predator-2-trailer-hd_creation))


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Eileen on September 19, 2007, 10:15:11 PM
Another random wikipedia article:

(http://norb.homedns.org/nwp/storycode/dep-web/thumbnails/thumb-20.jpg)

It's called a barreleye fish, I think.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kagenoku on September 20, 2007, 08:34:26 PM
Don't think anyone has posted about the dreaded vampire squid found in the deep deep darkness....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Vampyroteuthis1.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Vampyroteuthis1.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: p3ter_st0ry on September 20, 2007, 11:02:41 PM
It's not that dreaded; it's only a foot long.
It's still cool though  ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zam on September 21, 2007, 12:18:32 PM
Don't think anyone has posted about the dreaded vampire squid found in the deep deep darkness....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Vampyroteuthis1.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Vampyroteuthis1.jpg)

I believe it's already ingame. Please note my avatar.



Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: PHeMoX on September 22, 2007, 01:19:03 AM
Another something very interesting I found on youtube ... 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm6SypuJVFQ&NR=1

Pretty interesting, not sure if you guys are still in need of extra photos, but apparently she's the author of a book full of pictures of weird underwater creatures.. some look very alien-like.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Hiro on September 24, 2007, 12:10:22 PM
(http://readigg.com/img/deep/15.jpg)
I really hope this thing is in the game. How else are we supposed to see in the deep dark areas? :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on September 24, 2007, 02:14:05 PM
(http://www.bit-blot.com/images/blog/creatures-deep.png)

That answer your question?   ;D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kagenoku on September 24, 2007, 04:36:09 PM
Don't think anyone has posted about the dreaded vampire squid found in the deep deep darkness....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Vampyroteuthis1.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Vampyroteuthis1.jpg)

I believe it's already ingame. Please note my avatar.


That is more of an octopus, but close enough for me.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: ArcticSwan360 on October 06, 2007, 08:52:01 AM
This has probably been mentioned, since it's so cool. But here goes....Drum roll.....The Pistol Shrimp!

http://www.educatedearth.net/video.php?id=3366 (http://www.educatedearth.net/video.php?id=3366)

It shoots a blast of bubbles by cocking and firing its claw, and the "sonic" bubbles can become as hot as the sun. They can shatter a car window under water. Very powerful.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Tosheros on October 08, 2007, 05:47:08 PM
O    O
 
     O


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Hiro on October 15, 2007, 05:26:09 AM
That pistol shrimp is decidedly evil. I really hope you didn't give Derek any ideas. O_O


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on October 15, 2007, 08:35:12 PM
I hope he did.  That'd be an awesome fight.  XD


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: shinygerbil on October 16, 2007, 12:57:27 AM
One quick mod and then...THE MACHINE-GUN SHRIMP.




Then it's only a matter of time until we have nuclear shrimps...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Gyges on October 22, 2007, 05:01:36 AM
Some of the most beautiful creatures of the deep:
Sea slugs!

(http://www.waterworxbali.com/Images/Photos/Large/glossodoris-atromarginata.jpg)
(http://www.waterworxbali.com/Images/Photos/Large/Nembrotha_cristata.JPG)
(http://www.waterworxbali.com/Images/Photos/Large/Gymnodoris_aurita1.JPG)
http://www.waterworxbali.com/nudibranchs.shtml


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on November 06, 2007, 09:34:55 AM
High Quality Video!

http://www.flabber.nl/archief/022102.php

This video shows some amazing deep-sea creatures. Some look like aliens, some just look extremely dangerous.

Amazing... MUST SEE!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on November 07, 2007, 02:36:43 PM
Wow...that is really cool.  they spent a long time on comb jellies, though...

...and I feel really bad, because all I could think about was, "Dude, that'd make a cool boss for Aquaria."  XD


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Two Jacks on December 07, 2007, 01:37:09 AM
Well there are alot of cool whales out there. http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=whale&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=whale&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi)
Also anyone ever see those worms that live in the sand? http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=sea+worms&btnG=Search+Images (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=sea+worms&btnG=Search+Images)
How about fossil fish? http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=coelacanth&spell=1 (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=coelacanth&spell=1)
Oh oh oh! I know! Ratfish!!! :D http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=ratfish&btnG=Search+Images (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=ratfish&btnG=Search+Images)

How many original (non real) fish have you guys created?

(Also how to I make my links, words on this forum?)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on December 07, 2007, 02:44:06 PM
I think the Brain Coral should be mentioned too (because it is in the game). ;)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/Brain_coral.jpg/564px-Brain_coral.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: chaoticevl on December 08, 2007, 04:06:06 AM
while some one has already mentioned the vampire squid the pic kinda sucked here's a decent video of them. While not dangerous they are creepy little bastards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3PvvT_Ktx8.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: zudchu on December 08, 2007, 05:49:49 AM
First of, hai!

So anyhow, goblin shark,  ugly thing.

(http://www.greengoblin.com/internal/corner/shark.jpg)
(http://www.akvarista.cz/web/imgs/clanky/tmp/0001760.jpg)
(http://swimatyourownrisk.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/sgepyo24070207170754photo00photodefault-512x374.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: gunsakimbo on December 08, 2007, 06:35:49 AM
Mantis Shrimp FTW, though:

I'll see your Mantis Shrimp and raise you three Isopods:

An endearing tongue eating/replacing Isopod:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/tounguereplacingisopod.jpg)


This picture is making me so damned sick.  I want to believe that's not real.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: zudchu on December 08, 2007, 09:13:32 AM
Mantis Shrimp FTW, though:

I'll see your Mantis Shrimp and raise you three Isopods:

An endearing tongue eating/replacing Isopod:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/tounguereplacingisopod.jpg)


This picture is making me so damned sick.  I want to believe that's not real.
He looks very happy though ;)
Pleased even.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Mandrake42 on December 10, 2007, 10:34:07 AM
I am weird scary underwater dwelling creature. HAHA!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zeno on December 11, 2007, 10:50:31 PM
That pistol shrimp is decidedly evil. I really hope you didn't give Derek any ideas. O_O

Well, apparently Derek got ideas, because there's definitely a pistol-shrimp in the game...

Only, instead of pistol, it's more like cannon.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Don Andy on December 12, 2007, 07:26:52 AM
Hah, this freaky fish parasite thing a few posts up is actually somewhere in the game, too ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on December 12, 2007, 08:12:50 AM
Eh? The name of this thread got changed? Why?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Don Andy on December 12, 2007, 08:23:03 AM
Dunno the Uber Creature List got changed, too. Maybe someone found über to be offensive or something xD
Or ü's just don't go well on some browsers.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Don Andy on December 13, 2007, 10:08:42 AM
Holy crap:
http://www.anglingmasters.com/10-nasty-fish.asp


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xaith on December 13, 2007, 08:32:31 PM
Okay, we've had some good, typical monster fishes. Weird fish, cool fish, freaky fish, photoshopped fish.

But, we haven't seen anything... well... Bad

Until now.

Ladys and Gentlefish, I now introduce you to...

The Mantis Shrimp

(http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/malacostraca/eumalacostraca/royslist/images/o_scyllarus1.jpg)

Is it just me or does this thing exactly look like the lobster boss in The Ice Veil (the one throwing bombs at you)?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: smjjames on December 15, 2007, 06:18:43 AM
Edit2: found an alternate link for that pic

here is a picture of a Wolf Eel
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/Seewolf.JPG)

and heres a few pictures of Sea Spiders.
(http://www.itsnature.org/Sea/images/article-images/Sea_spider.jpg)

It may be hard to tell what this is at first glance as it's all bunched up, but it is a sea spider, and its feeding on a sea anemone.
(http://www.marlin.ac.uk/imgs/Species/Chelicerata/o_pyclit.jpg)

here is a Deep sea, sea spider.
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/108057513_ff286d144f.jpg?v=0)

I don't know what species the devs got inspired by, probably one of the bulkier looking species.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zeno on December 16, 2007, 03:08:57 AM
Hah, this freaky fish parasite thing a few posts up is actually somewhere in the game, too ;)

There's actually a kinda neat secret involving that guy.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on December 16, 2007, 12:16:31 PM
Hah, this freaky fish parasite thing a few posts up is actually somewhere in the game, too ;)

There's actually a kinda neat secret involving that guy.
Really? I can't remember having seen a parasite in a fish's mouth... hm...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Assault on December 16, 2007, 04:42:48 PM
He's in the Kelp Forest.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: JamLamb on December 24, 2007, 09:40:55 AM
No one has mentioned this strange life form? its a Coelacanth. Thought to be extinct (like all other things).
(http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/news/images/20070329-coelacanth.jpg)
(http://www.mnh.si.edu/highlight/coelacanth/images/image_2_lg.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Snaptrap on January 11, 2008, 05:37:01 AM
Post all your weird/awesome underwater creature pics and info here!

I'll start with this prehistoric shark that was discovered (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/photogalleries/frilled-shark/index.html) recently near Japan:

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/photogalleries/frilled-shark/images/primary/frillshark-big-1.jpg)

Quote
Flaring the gills that give the species its name, a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface.

Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz_nZixWX6Q&mode=related&search=) of the shark in action!  Unfortunately it died shortly only hours after it arrived at the park. :'(

Fish like this will not survive in captivity. Sadly, human ignorance is to blame for it's death. It's body was probably oversaturated with oxygen since it's gills are designed to filter large amounts due to the low oxygen at the depth levels it usually lives in.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: smjjames on January 11, 2008, 08:26:31 PM
actually, I think the fishermen may have found it near the surface. So if they did, the animal may have already been sick or dying.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Cormundo on January 12, 2008, 11:52:28 PM
Mantis Shrimp FTW, though:

I'll see your Mantis Shrimp and raise you three Isopods:

An endearing tongue eating/replacing Isopod:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Skibsy/tounguereplacingisopod.jpg)


This picture is making me so damned sick.  I want to believe that's not real.
He looks very happy though ;)
Pleased even.

You know, these things just live there and skim the food the fish is eating off. The fish probly dosnt notice. However, I am willing to bet the things the fish are eating dont appreciate being eaten by the fish then being eaten agian by the isopod. Also, I think it looks kinda like my alchaolic but lovably gruff uncle Paulie.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: King on January 14, 2008, 06:56:19 AM
That fish has human-like teeth! ;o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 14, 2008, 07:14:16 AM
Just read through this entire thread, I am NOT going to be able to sleep tonight.
Those are some pretty heavy disturbing creatures. >.>

Makes me wonder what's in the deepest parts of the ocean.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: lukipuk on January 17, 2008, 11:16:14 PM
Now this is great video i have found on the tubes. Theese underwater creatures have some incredible abilities! :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVvn8dpSAt0


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: IceD on January 18, 2008, 10:05:16 AM
I just found this recently:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Bathynomus_giganteus.jpg)

It looks like zerg thingie. Just unbelievable, how strange creatures lurk in the deeps of our seas. Look at his eyes  :o


Another picture of the replacing isopod. Up to this, I didn't believed in them.

(http://www.tolweb.org/tree/ToLimages/isopod2.gif)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Nakanja on January 18, 2008, 03:05:59 PM
This is a lot of jellyfish:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXinF8ZVCo

Spanish Dancer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSZMtet63M&feature=related

Robot fish?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO9oseiCTdk&feature=related



Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on January 18, 2008, 03:14:34 PM
Spanish Dancer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSZMtet63M&feature=related
heh, cool. You know that this is the "thing" you find in the Kelp forest, which blocks ways, is invincible and reacts to your singing? :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Nakanja on January 18, 2008, 03:37:05 PM
heh, cool. You know that this is the "thing" you find in the Kelp forest, which blocks ways, is invincible and reacts to your singing? :)
A nudibranch, right?  I thought those were plants at first.  Of course I also thought that the things in the abyss that eat you (predatory tunicates) couldn't possibly be real, but I was wrong there too, even if they're not as big as they are in the game.  The ocean's full of surprises.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Wenzor on February 06, 2008, 01:50:15 AM
Quote
This is a lot of jellyfish:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXinF8ZVCo

that's a lot of them lol
I want to poke one xD


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alec on February 07, 2008, 07:13:43 PM
(http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com/images/chevalierbysheri.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Wenzor on February 07, 2008, 09:14:14 PM
(http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com/images/chevalierbysheri.jpg)

fancy beard there...
fashion

[EDIT]
I found this site by accident..but it was freaky as hell..>.<
CLICK (http://www.thefeejeemermaid.com/gallery1.htm)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: megablake on February 20, 2008, 03:12:31 PM
Dude!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coppertane/278988858/sizes/l/
There's some more on this page:
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/dakar-truck-rally.html


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: megablake on February 24, 2008, 06:57:53 PM
They found a bunch of strange life under Antarctica:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=516329&in_page_id=1770

And check out these glowworms (not exactly underwater, but in a cave).

http://fogonazos.blogspot.com/2008/02/glowworm-heaven.html


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on March 17, 2008, 10:53:36 AM
well... not a weird underwater creature, but ...
click (http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-nautilus-house.html#more-905)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Glamador on March 20, 2008, 06:33:11 AM
I both wish I could live there, and wish it didn't exist at the same time.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 20, 2008, 08:33:43 AM
So you wish YOU didn't exist, niiiice.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Malama on March 21, 2008, 03:44:21 PM
well... not a weird underwater creature, but ...
click (http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-nautilus-house.html#more-905)

Wow, that was one strange house.  But still it kind of looks quite comfy  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: delve on March 21, 2008, 04:01:38 PM
I can't imagine the level of upkeep that house must require.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on April 06, 2008, 02:58:36 PM
more on the Antarctica critters:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/photogalleries/Antarctica-pictures/index.html


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on May 01, 2008, 08:20:49 AM
(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/p.blackman/comics/54-facts3.jpg)

You know that parasite, do you? :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Glamador on May 04, 2008, 06:36:10 AM
Ah...political/social commentary under the guise of education...now that my friend, is tasteless.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on May 21, 2008, 03:44:19 PM
Moar Nudibranchs (http://www.cameltap.com/?p=3311).


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: King on May 23, 2008, 10:32:06 AM
I Win the Thread. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=CYnKsuxtz50&feature=related)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Glamador on May 23, 2008, 09:18:20 PM
HA!  I still have a toy of that thing.  Along with a special edition black & gold original Megazord.  I used to collect them when I was like, 10.  I didn't keep the best care of them though, after all I was 10.  I liked to play with toys.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on May 27, 2008, 07:43:12 AM
Hah, I have all the next gen things, The White Tiger (with white ranger) and the 5 other zords, including the big turtle zord, still have them all, on me planks above mah computah, I've always liked Power Rangers. So much that I used to cut out the pictures of them out of the TV guide and paste them in a big album, also full with other power ranger stuff.
But that was many years ago, I'll never sell the Zords though.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on May 27, 2008, 08:06:12 AM
Some big ass creatures here: http://a.abcnews.com/images/Technology/ap_sting_ray_080429_ssh.jpg (http://a.abcnews.com/images/Technology/ap_sting_ray_080429_ssh.jpg)

(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Technology/ap_sting_ray_080429_ssh.jpg)

I always get a little sad when I see these things get caught.  Excited to know they exist, but sad to know they're not roaming the waters anymore. :'(

And some absolutely beautiful nudibranch photos (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/06/nudibranchs/doubilet-photography) courtesy of National Geographic.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Glamador on May 27, 2008, 03:53:56 PM
I liked the nudibranchs in Aquaria, they were fun creatures.  But looking at these photos of the source material they seem rather unexciting by comparison...that bright blue one is pretty.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on May 27, 2008, 10:00:14 PM
Yeah, you could probably do an entire game about nudibranches! ^-^


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on May 29, 2008, 03:25:35 PM
There were nudibranches?  I don't remember, sorry...was it in the snail cave?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on May 30, 2008, 12:40:39 PM
Nope, they are these invincible creatures in the Kelp Forest that move when you sing.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on May 30, 2008, 03:43:56 PM
or when you play briar pool with them  ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on August 02, 2008, 04:21:05 PM
I've just found an interesting piece of film, just watch out for the orange fellow, do you think that he would drop some borsch for us perhaps? lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa0SY6RYJIo&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa0SY6RYJIo&feature=related)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on September 14, 2008, 06:46:48 PM
AAAHHH!! NAIJA, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU!  :o I told you you shouldn't have worn the mutant suit.

If you're easily disgusted, don't look at the image below

http://bakkouz.net/pix/sea_monsters_02.jpg


Nevermind \I/

(http://bakkouz.net/pix/sea_monsters_02.jpg)

(The "Mermaids" of the 18th century hoaxes (usually a monkeys torso on a large fish, but this one looks like a human head)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on October 12, 2008, 04:32:58 PM
Sorry Chibi but that is a very old photo to me and because it's a hoax created by Barnum I think? then it doesn't really fit in this thread. Perhaps you could start a new thread on made up sea monsters and hoaxes? :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on October 22, 2008, 10:47:07 PM
What about the post about the land-based feminist, hmm? That was a hoax, although a funnier one. Here are a few interesting creatures to satisfy your exquisite taste  ;):

The Cow Fish

(http://www.thetropicalfishplace.com/catalog/images/Cow%20Fish.jpg) So that's where Naija gets her milk!

El Dorado (Not the city)  ;) The most beautiful fish I've seen.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oPnVBO5s9-M/SKz5HZ1ZuJI/AAAAAAAABKQ/idvWUlmf7u8/s400/Fujian+Dorado.jpg)

It would be amazing to have Derek paint one of those.

EDIT: (I know the Dorado isn't weird, but wanted to include it anyway) Sorry Silver!




Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on October 22, 2008, 11:08:29 PM
What about the post about the land-based feminist, hmm? That was a hoax, although a funnier one. Here are a few interesting creatures to satisfy your exquisite taste  ;):

The Cow Fish

(http://www.thetropicalfishplace.com/catalog/images/Cow%20Fish.jpg) So that's where Naija gets her milk!

El Dorado (Not the city)  ;) The most beautiful fish I've seen.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oPnVBO5s9-M/SKz5HZ1ZuJI/AAAAAAAABKQ/idvWUlmf7u8/s400/Fujian+Dorado.jpg)

It would be amazing to have Derek paint one of those.

EDIT: (I know the Dorado isn't weird, but wanted to include it anyway) Sorry Silver!



I don't know Chibi they both look a little weird to me and weird isn't just associated with ugly, so the dorado is a beaty but it is also rather weird with that bull like head, and the cow fish is just really cute looking lol

Land based feminist, now there is a rarety, especially around here for some reason but they were rife in Manchester back in 1974 :o but they really are weird lol


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on November 16, 2008, 05:42:56 AM
It would be amazing to have Derek paint one of those.

Maybe this isn't the painting you were looking for, but...

(http://www.derekyu.com/bitblot/dorado.jpg)

hehehe ;D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on November 16, 2008, 06:23:46 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Derek, you just made my day. I have my first piece of commissioned artwork!  ;)

That is hilarious!  :)

Are you going to post it on the website? BTW, glad to see you back on the forums (even if it's for the last time) We were missing you. Welcome back!

hehehahodorado roflmaoz


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on November 17, 2008, 12:19:04 AM
Love it Derek lol just steer him clear of Y-fronts will you though lol


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on November 17, 2008, 06:30:16 AM
Thanks, guys! ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on November 17, 2008, 04:26:26 PM
that's just beautiful Derek, can totally see him clomping and squishing around  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: ChimeraThing on December 23, 2008, 08:50:00 AM
And I have to say, the Preditory Tunicate in the game looks exactly like its real life counterpart!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: ArchArbiter on December 24, 2008, 07:35:22 AM
You guy's have forgotten about the creepiest looking water-faring critter ever! Behold, the sea lamprey.

(http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00946/pic_used/sea_lamprey.jpg)

(http://www.glaucus.org.uk/sea-lamprey-sucker-RL.jpg)

Just puts you in a kissin' mood, huh?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on December 24, 2008, 11:42:48 PM
Just so long as it doesn't latch on to me if I get in the sea it's ok even if it isn't the prettiest creature on Gods Earth lol


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Gnillot on December 29, 2008, 08:43:07 AM
I assume that many of you folks out there have met these adorable little creatures before. Just one underwater creature, though, and it's depicted leaping out of water... hmm. Anyhow: enjoy.

http://www.yuretz.ru/prikol.php?id=471 (http://www.yuretz.ru/prikol.php?id=471)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on December 29, 2008, 07:44:28 PM
Yes but it was worth visiting it again thank you Gnillot because there are quite a few new ones since I last looked :) The crossed parrot/croc is the best by far lol


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on December 31, 2008, 04:18:25 AM
Very good site - I found the Afghan Ape a little disturbing (the animal version of the uncanny valley)  :) Made my bookmark list.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Sharpie on January 27, 2009, 12:43:55 AM
The most beautiful fish I've seen.
If you want a beautiful fish... Check out the Lunare Wrasse
(http://www.scuba-equipment-usa.com/marine/FEB06/images/Thalassoma_lunare.jpg)
When I get my 180G dream saltwater aquarium set up some day, I'm definitely getting one... they're fascinating fish with a knack for mischief.


Also... I know somebody has already posted a pic of a peacock mantis shrimp (it's on the first page)...  but due to the fact that stomatopods (mantis shrimp aren't actually shrimp, they're stomatopods) are the coolest animals in the world... I wanted to add this link www.blueboard.com/mantis/ (http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/)  Check out the stuff under introduction on the right hand side... they're amazing creatures


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on January 27, 2009, 02:14:44 AM
Jesus Christ.  :o Did that cute little shrimp really slash a man's finger to the bone?  :)

(http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/pics/full/news_killershrimp.gif)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on January 27, 2009, 04:37:41 PM
(http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/4716/shrimpmantis.jpg)

Quote
Divers call mantis shrimp "thumb splitters." The impact from a blow from the claws and head is only slightly less than the impact of a .22 caliber bullet.

Mantis shrimp can grow up to about ten inches in length and are fast moving. They eat crabs, anemones, and fish, among other things, and if kept in an aquarium with other fish, they will eventually eat them all. They dig burrows and live in crevices in reefs and rocks.

There are two types of Mantis Shrimp; One armed with a hammerlike club while the other,armed with a sharp spear. The Mantis Shrimp in the photo is the later.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Nava on January 27, 2009, 05:31:47 PM
Divers call mantis shrimp "thumb splitters." The impact from a blow from the claws and head is only slightly less than the impact of a .22 caliber bullet.

*vomit*


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on January 27, 2009, 10:04:52 PM
Yes some of the larger shrimps can certainly do some damage chibi, cute does not always equate harmless, koala bears are cute but they can give a nasty bite and they are very grumpy animals. Also the giant panda can kill and stay miles away from the polar bear :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on January 27, 2009, 11:20:47 PM
It was a joke ... I am well aware of the danger of anthropomorphizing animals.  :P  ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Nava on January 28, 2009, 06:39:32 AM
Care of Alec:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/4357829/Immortal-jellyfish-swarming-across-the-world.html


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on January 28, 2009, 02:41:01 PM
That is awesome - though it could be the key to eternal youth, I wouldn't want to repeat my infancy every thirty years or so ...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Nava on January 28, 2009, 02:51:32 PM
That is awesome - though it could be the key to eternal youth, I wouldn't want to repeat my infancy every thirty years or so ...

True. I don't think it could/should be used to create eternal youth for humans (which is ultimately a terrible idea), but it's still cool for science!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on January 28, 2009, 06:52:53 PM
Care of Alec:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/4357829/Immortal-jellyfish-swarming-across-the-world.html
I wouldn't mind being 21 again but you can keep whole the idea of going through adolesece again! :o No way I want to be a teen again, even though the 60's and 70's were great being 13 or 19 wasn't :p


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: bcgraham on January 28, 2009, 07:21:22 PM
I don't think it could/should be used to create eternal youth for humans (which is ultimately a terrible idea), but it's still cool for science!

Ultimately, it's an awesome idea!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Nava on January 28, 2009, 08:01:53 PM
I don't think it could/should be used to create eternal youth for humans (which is ultimately a terrible idea), but it's still cool for science!

Ultimately, it's an awesome idea!

Yeah! Rampant overpopulation, overflowing prisons as people kill one another for space or inheritance (can't just wait for you rich grandmother to die now), complete disruption of the economy, dissolution of the generational balance that keeps things like employment, health insurance, and real estate stable.....
Throw in the ethical and philosophical questions that would inevitably have to come with it (do we give eternal life only to the rich? should we bring dying people back by giving them magical youth potion? do bad people get to live forever too? does life even have a purpose if you get to keep re-doing it?), and you've got yourself a great time living forever on a really shitty planet!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on January 28, 2009, 08:18:03 PM
Not forgetting the simple bordom of living so long that life eventually becomes just too much to bear and suicide will become an everyday occurance....


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: bcgraham on January 28, 2009, 08:42:07 PM
I don't think it could/should be used to create eternal youth for humans (which is ultimately a terrible idea), but it's still cool for science!

Ultimately, it's an awesome idea!

Yeah! Rampant overpopulation, overflowing prisons as people kill one another for space or inheritance (can't just wait for you rich grandmother to die now), complete disruption of the economy, dissolution of the generational balance that keeps things like employment, health insurance, and real estate stable.....
Throw in the ethical and philosophical questions that would inevitably have to come with it (do we give eternal life only to the rich? should we bring dying people back by giving them magical youth potion? do bad people get to live forever too? does life even have a purpose if you get to keep re-doing it?), and you've got yourself a great time living forever on a really shitty planet!

Given eternity, these problems fade away as incremental solutions erode them to nothing over long periods of time.

Quote from: silverflagon
Not forgetting the simple bordom of living so long that life eventually becomes just too much to bear and suicide will become an everyday occurance....

I don't think this would occur. But given very long life, I suppose anything is possible. If it did come to pass, I don't see how it's tragic - isn't a suicide in your scenario the sign of the fullest possible life?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Align on January 28, 2009, 09:18:47 PM
Not really, just that you're tired of it..


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on January 28, 2009, 11:07:26 PM
Not forgetting the simple bordom of living so long that life eventually becomes just too much to bear and suicide will become an everyday occurance....

Chasm City (by Alastair Reynolds), one of the best SF books around, predicts that immortals won't openly commit suicide; rather, they'll have increasingly dangerous hobbies.  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on January 29, 2009, 12:13:37 AM
Not forgetting the simple bordom of living so long that life eventually becomes just too much to bear and suicide will become an everyday occurance....

Chasm City (by Alastair Reynolds), one of the best SF books around, predicts that immortals won't openly commit suicide; rather, they'll have increasingly dangerous hobbies.  :)
Most would Chibi but a lot would find a way to end things.

But back to that jelly (and I don't for one minute believe that they could find the secret of eternal life for us from it, it's too different) they might find a way to regenerate body parts but even that is a very remote possibility.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Ice_ on February 08, 2009, 04:26:10 PM
(http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03windows/logs/jul28/media/worm_clam_600.jpg)

RUUUUUUUUUN, no wait... SWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM!!!!!!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 08, 2009, 04:27:13 PM
I feel violated when only looking at it.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 08, 2009, 10:59:18 PM
Has that molusc got teeth  :o Damn where did you find that ice and what did the page have to say about it?  :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 09, 2009, 05:43:49 AM
Just scary. Get that thing away from me!  :'(  :o It looks like a hermaphrodite ...   ;)

[EDIT]: Got rid of the OMG pic ... a little overstated.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 09, 2009, 06:35:06 AM
I have no clue what you just posted Chibi, but I completely agree on the hermaphrodite thing. >_>


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 09, 2009, 05:22:11 PM
The long fleshy thing is just it's foot lol


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Derek on February 09, 2009, 07:41:25 PM
That's what she said! :-[

Here's something cute to chase away the horrible mental images of that mussel:

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/photogalleries/new-seahorse-sea-life-found/images/primary/090104-01-pygmy-seahorse-pictures_big.jpg)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/photogalleries/new-seahorse-sea-life-found/index.html (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/photogalleries/new-seahorse-sea-life-found/index.html)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Align on February 09, 2009, 10:17:49 PM
It looks like it's already been bread&buttered.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 10, 2009, 12:20:45 AM
She? Derek?

Cute little seahorse though :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 10, 2009, 06:12:53 AM
Quite cute - looks like a little butter pastry covered in sprinkles. :D As for Derek's "foot:" size doesn't matter as long as the heart's in the right place.  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on February 11, 2009, 12:35:59 AM
She? Derek?


it's a ref from the Office  :) it's hard to resist once you start

that's what she said.

doh!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 11, 2009, 12:42:07 AM
She? Derek?


it's a ref from the Office  :) it's hard to resist once you start

that's what she said.

doh!
Sorry I have never watched it or the UK version so it's a bit lost on me :( No tv :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on February 11, 2009, 02:14:37 AM
I havn't used my tv for years except as a monitor for console games. the internets has lots of tv  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 11, 2009, 03:27:38 AM
Especially Hulu. BTW, there are a lot of TV shows on Hulu about Weird Underwater Creatures.  ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 11, 2009, 11:58:46 PM
I often find this a conversations stopper, though in inteligent circles it starts one lol


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: artstarr on February 14, 2009, 10:25:50 PM
the comb jellyfish:
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2mn1xs9.jpg)


jorunna funebris nudibranch OR sea slug:
(http://i41.tinypic.com/33jpe2f.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 14, 2009, 11:34:18 PM
That Comb jellyfish looks epic, I want one. D:


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 14, 2009, 11:38:53 PM
The sea slug reminds me of nothing more than whipped cream with Oreo's piled on top.  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 15, 2009, 12:06:24 AM
For some reason sea slugs are amongst the most colourful and outlandish sea creatures, and they have the most disgusting defense , just never try picking one up  :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zoko on February 15, 2009, 01:42:06 AM
Oh yeah, the intestine-vomiting. Did you ever try to pick one up, silverflagon?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: artstarr on February 15, 2009, 07:04:43 AM
LoL chibi...it actually does look like whipped cream and oreos. that reminds me of this dessert my mom used to make...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_koVqpw2OuKQ/SFs3JymBmiI/AAAAAAAABso/5dZP7HEd_BA/s400/Oreo%2BCheesecake%2Bbatter.jpg)

recipe: http://www.grouprecipes.com/sr/34447/turkey-hill-oreo-dirt-salad-dessert/recipe/ (http://www.grouprecipes.com/sr/34447/turkey-hill-oreo-dirt-salad-dessert/recipe/)



and to alphasoldier...heck yes! jellyfish is my fave animal. i think that'd be so cool to have in your own home aquarium...though incredibly expensive to keep   n_n 


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 15, 2009, 11:19:58 AM
Will Smith in 7lbs had a jellyfish in a tube...

And that may not be a sea creature... but I don't find it all that tasty looking.
Especially the 'dirt' part of the name, makes me think you just took a bunch of Oreo's, crumbled them all, put them in a bucket of sand and started stirring.
I bet it's real tasty when you taste it though... I hope...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 15, 2009, 03:24:02 PM
Oh yeah, the intestine-vomiting. Did you ever try to pick one up, silverflagon?

No sadly not, and not because I would like to try it, but because I have always wanted to do some diving and so far I have had no chance to try it :( But I have seem someone do it in one of the BBC wildlife progs and it looked evil and nasty to clean of yuck! lol

ps. My wanting to dive has a lot to do with my love of Aquaria lol


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zoko on February 15, 2009, 07:22:18 PM
ps. My wanting to dive has a lot to do with my love of Aquaria lol

So do you want to dive because you played aquaria, or did you play aquaria because you wanted to dive?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: delve on February 16, 2009, 10:29:33 AM
That recipe sounds a lot like what my family calls dirt pie. I suspect it's nearly the same; I don't think they'd use pistachio but whatever. Either way, it's damned tasty and a fine way to top off a big meal. Sweet without being heavy on your stomach.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on February 16, 2009, 10:30:30 AM
Especially Hulu. BTW, there are a lot of TV shows on Hulu about Weird Underwater Creatures.  ;)

ahh there we go. nice segue to get back on topic there

here's some recently spotted horrid underwater creatures:

(http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.56133872.jpg)

(http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.56552504.jpg)

(http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.57306564.jpg)

(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.57306702.jpg)



Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: delve on February 16, 2009, 10:32:27 AM
Those are adorable.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 16, 2009, 04:50:06 PM
Who the heck made that? =O
That's awesome.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 16, 2009, 06:22:08 PM
ps. My wanting to dive has a lot to do with my love of Aquaria lol

So do you want to dive because you played aquaria, or did you play aquaria because you wanted to dive?
I have always wanted to swim in the sea, clear sea well away from tthe murky waters around the UK and the Red sea would be a dream come true. I just love the sea :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 16, 2009, 06:24:02 PM
Those are great inkblob where did you find them? Or don't tell me... You also knit in your spare time :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: artstarr on February 16, 2009, 06:41:11 PM
OMG inkblob. those are soo cute. i <3 the jellyfish and angler fish one  :P

here are some more fun pics.

add your caption to this goof sea turtle:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2v1nodd.jpg)


a hexapus (only 6 arms)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2j0eddf.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 16, 2009, 07:54:54 PM
Whoah, that Hexasquid, is it supposed to be like that, or is it some mutant?
The turtle almost looks like the old grumpy sea turtle in Aquaria.

And silver, your posts differ 2 minutes from each other, try using edit post next time.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: artstarr on February 17, 2009, 12:35:53 AM
Whoah, that Hexasquid, is it supposed to be like that, or is it some mutant?
The turtle almost looks like the old grumpy sea turtle in Aquaria.

And silver, your posts differ 2 minutes from each other, try using edit post next time.


ya i read an article about the hexapus awhile ago. i believe it was discovered and taken into captivity because it only had 6 legs. i'm guessing its a sort of freak animal...like an albino snake kinda thing.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on February 17, 2009, 04:38:15 AM
Those are great inkblob where did you find them? Or don't tell me... You also knit in your spare time :o

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5162135

I'm learning how to knit but not at the make my own patterns, or anywhere close, but my significant other is very skilled with the crochets. it's one of my longterm goals to be proficient at a fibre art to this degree tho  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 17, 2009, 03:29:36 PM
Whoah, that Hexasquid, is it supposed to be like that, or is it some mutant?
The turtle almost looks like the old grumpy sea turtle in Aquaria.

And silver, your posts differ 2 minutes from each other, try using edit post next time.
Yes you are correct and mostly I do but I was feeling idle last night sorry I won't do it again  ::)

Those are great inkblob where did you find them? Or don't tell me... You also knit in your spare time :o

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5162135

I'm learning how to knit but not at the make my own patterns, or anywhere close, but my significant other is very skilled with the crochets. it's one of my longterm goals to be proficient at a fibre art to this degree tho  :)

Perhaps one day inkblob? lol
I can also crotchet and even work without a pattern but it bores me, that kind of thing is just not for me but we were expected to learn it all instead of painting. :(


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on February 18, 2009, 02:38:15 AM



ya i read an article about the hexapus awhile ago. i believe it was discovered and taken into captivity because it only had 6 legs. i'm guessing its a sort of freak animal...like an albino snake kinda thing.

that rings a bell... an early morning article about a hexapus and then giggling at all the permutations.. quadrupus, tripus, dodecahepus

from ngm:

(http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/Content/rosy-lipped-batfish-wilms-1144526-xl.jpg)

pretty fish is pretty!



Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 18, 2009, 02:41:03 AM
Is she single? xD Doesn't look too happy ...  ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: artstarr on February 18, 2009, 06:09:20 AM
Is she single? xD Doesn't look too happy ...  ;)

lmao...is she single. i think she's unhappy because she got a bad lip job  :-\

or maybe she had a bad allergic reaction to her tuna lip gloss. the world will never know...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 18, 2009, 01:23:17 PM
She looks like my grandma, blood-red lipstick, beard, mole on nose with hair sticking out of it, mean look, always a sad face and not to forget, the crutches under her.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 18, 2009, 02:11:14 PM
Oh isn't she pretty........................awful lol It looks like a few old boarding house landladies that are famous in old UK seaside towns, there is only a few items missing, a cigarette headscarf and curlers  lol

http://www.orange.co.uk/travel/holidayideas/pics/5294_8.htm?linkfrom=travel_holidayideas_pics_5294_7&link=link_next&article=travelfeatureweirdandwonderfulnewspecies (http://www.orange.co.uk/travel/holidayideas/pics/5294_8.htm?linkfrom=travel_holidayideas_pics_5294_7&link=link_next&article=travelfeatureweirdandwonderfulnewspecies)

And.....................................(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/3425/swimmingbatfish170209rejb4.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 18, 2009, 02:35:06 PM
Bat fish are so ugly ... looks like she already has a mate.  :'(  ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on February 18, 2009, 06:07:31 PM
She looks like my grandma, blood-red lipstick, beard, mole on nose with hair sticking out of it, mean look, always a sad face and not to forget, the crutches under her.
:D
 Pic?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 19, 2009, 01:05:15 AM
I'd like my screen intact, thank you.  ;D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 19, 2009, 11:17:42 PM
I'll go with Chibi this time, no ugly pics of my grandma, even IF she likes to be on pictures with her ugly mug. >.>


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 20, 2009, 01:45:17 AM
I'll go with Chibi this time, no ugly pics of my grandma, even IF she likes to be on pictures with her ugly mug. >.>
Your poor Gran :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: artstarr on February 20, 2009, 01:47:41 AM
that's so weird because i think i saw ms. batfish on maury the other day. and he WAS NOT the father







 * * * * * * * *rofl  * * * * * * * *


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on February 24, 2009, 03:41:11 PM
fish with transparent head:
(http://blogs.discovery.com/.a/6a00d8341bf67c53ef01116892819d970c-pi)

http://blogs.discovery.com/news_animal/2009/02/see-a-fish-with-a-transparent-head.html



Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zoko on February 24, 2009, 04:28:31 PM
That... is... awesome! Now I want one of those!  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on February 24, 2009, 04:48:09 PM
inkblob beat me to the punch, just saw that on digg.  Man, that thing is freakin' awesome!

We better see this thing in the sequel, Alec!   :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: artstarr on February 24, 2009, 05:44:11 PM
that is so cool ink!!!!  thank u for the post :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 24, 2009, 10:05:19 PM
I don't know if I should be amazed or disgusted...
I mean... I CAN SEE IN ITS HEAD... ... ...I MUST BE PSYCHIC!
<.<   >.>

But a very awesome fish none the less, makes me wonder that if we try hard enough to look at the back of our heads that they, after about 100 million years, will become invisible too.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 25, 2009, 12:55:40 AM
Inkblob - I think you've won the thread. That thing ... is the Weirdest Underwater Creature I've seen in a long, long time.  :)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 25, 2009, 01:32:54 AM
Inkblob - I think you've won the thread. That thing ... is the Weirdest Underwater Creature I've seen in a long, long time.  :)
I agree that is Awesome!
:o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: inkblob on February 25, 2009, 03:45:20 AM
inkblob beat me to the punch, just saw that on digg.  Man, that thing is freakin' awesome!

We better see this thing in the sequel, Alec!   :D

gotta be quick! digg, boingboing, milk&cookies, all good sources for weirdness  :D  some swear by reddit and slashdot but I'd rather stab a spoon in my thigh then frequent those sites


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on February 25, 2009, 04:03:39 AM
That's pretty strong - stabbing a spoon in your leg is excruciatingly painful (Just see here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBKsJ9XFWcA)) WARNING - Contains cartoon violence (and not your wishy washy video-game rating stuff).  ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on February 27, 2009, 12:27:17 PM
Awesome fish! Better its head, than its digestive system I guess? ;D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zoko on February 27, 2009, 03:21:39 PM
Yeah, being able to see only inside it's head is still less disgusting than being able to see into the whole thing... although I think that would make me want one more.  ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 27, 2009, 08:26:46 PM
Oh, Xia, bah...

Brain tumors would be easy to spot though. =O

I wonder if it emits light when thinking. ^^


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on February 28, 2009, 11:49:59 PM
Oh, Xia, bah...

Brain tumors would be easy to spot though. =O

I wonder if it emits light when thinking. ^^
:o lol


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Particlese on March 01, 2009, 04:16:05 AM
Woah, that is really cool!  My favorite part is that it actually looks through its own head when needed.  Man...so cool...  ^-^


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Ice_ on March 04, 2009, 10:57:35 AM
(http://uwpresse.com/SERVER/reportages/MARINE_LIFE/TREMOCTOPUS/images/prevs/prev7.jpg)

Releases a cape when it feels threatened :).


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on March 04, 2009, 02:15:17 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4929620/Fish-with-human-faces-spotted-in-South-Korea.html

Freaky, though I wish they had more pictures of it...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on March 04, 2009, 03:02:03 PM
That is a deep deep ocean out there, and I am beginning to think that nothing we could find in space can rival our own sea for strangeness :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 05, 2009, 10:20:13 AM
Oh man, that fish squid things wit hthe cape makes me think of a certain dinosaur, the one in Jurassic Park with the dino who had the big collar that he could also suddenly let appear.

Also, I'm not too certain about the human fish... the top looks pretty human, but I don't think the nose looks a lot like human ones.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: silverflagon on March 07, 2009, 06:19:18 PM
Oh man, that fish squid things wit hthe cape makes me think of a certain dinosaur, the one in Jurassic Park with the dino who had the big collar that he could also suddenly let appear.

Also, I'm not too certain about the human fish... the top looks pretty human, but I don't think the nose looks a lot like human ones.

That just depends on how many humans you have met Alph rotfl


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 08, 2009, 12:52:45 AM
I met enough people to know a person that looks like the ugly fish with lipstick. (which by chance is my grandma, so bleh!)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Petra on September 08, 2009, 05:04:19 PM
I have an idea.

Little main-boss:

Nautilius-moneye-mermog-seadragon-prime...


For the Aquaria 2...

Ne?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Align on September 08, 2009, 06:31:14 PM
That's not what this thread is about...


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on September 11, 2009, 02:15:16 PM
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/frankd54/SPU2aKSoJYI/AAAAAAAAA4I/zQ5Lso2do1k/Goonch2.jpg)
Just look at that thing... gaping grin, green skin, and - white hair!  :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Wenzor on October 20, 2009, 06:09:21 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/09/090921-brazil-bizarre-fish-video-ap.html

as scientists always do :P find a new specie and kill it.
I doubt they killed it just for research, since that fish usually lives in deep water.  It was in shallow water, so I guess it was almost dying? Just like the prehistoric shark that Derek posted long ago.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on October 21, 2009, 09:48:33 PM
Methinks you've won the thread.  ;) That is the strangest underwater creature I've seen.  :o
See next post. ^-^


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on October 22, 2009, 07:50:22 AM
Methinks you've won the thread.  ;) That is the strangest underwater creature I've seen.  :o
Methinks Chibi hasn't browsed through the whole thread. ;)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Chibi on October 22, 2009, 09:41:42 PM
Methinks Chibi hasn't browsed through the whole thread. ;)
It has been a long time... *looks back through thread.*


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on October 23, 2009, 08:09:48 AM
Yeah, I don't think a gelatinous fish is very weird, it's just that it's rare to find it.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Kal on October 25, 2009, 04:23:57 PM
"At first I was scared because of this huge thing in the water.  But then I decided to jump in..."

Never noticed that part of the interview...mad props to Mr. Brazilian Science Guy.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on November 23, 2009, 07:04:42 PM
(http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-34927-galleryV9-opxn.jpg)
Transparent sea cucumber, 2750m deep down near the coast of Mexico.

And there really is an octopus called Dumbo!  :D
(http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-34583-galleryV9-whfx.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on November 23, 2009, 10:42:37 PM
Upper one almost looks like a Metroid. ;~;


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Arachne on February 28, 2010, 12:11:19 AM
Upper one almost looks like a Metroid. ;~;

It totally does! Just needs to more blueish and three nuclei. I still love the baby one in Super Metroid.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zoko on February 28, 2010, 04:26:22 AM
These pictures aren't getting less trippy no matter how much I've seen them again


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on May 25, 2010, 09:52:39 PM
This isn't really a real picture of anything, but it pretty much explains some 'fun' stuff.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/comics/angler/header.jpg) (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/angler)
^Click it for comic^
Slightly NSFW


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zoko on May 25, 2010, 10:14:43 PM
 :o Wow, that's... wow.  :o


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Lady-Succubus on May 26, 2010, 03:34:34 AM
o.o

...

...

yay females! >_>

^///^


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zoko on May 26, 2010, 05:01:12 AM
Makes me glad I was born a human and not an angler-fish.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on May 26, 2010, 04:58:50 PM
Ugh! Nice finding, Alpha. (I know oatmeal, but haven't seen this one yet.)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Pelar on June 02, 2010, 01:55:38 PM
I think my favorite one is web design hell. It also makes me cry a little.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Lady-Succubus on June 02, 2010, 07:36:41 PM
You mean the one with the horrid website at the end? :3


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Pelar on June 03, 2010, 12:56:47 AM
The very same. It makes me happy and sad at the same time because the client there reminds me of the people I work for more than a little bit.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Lady-Succubus on June 03, 2010, 01:43:10 AM
It's based on  a true story. :3


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Pelar on June 03, 2010, 03:17:11 PM
It's based on  a true story. :3

It's based on a *lot* of true stories. :D


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Lady-Succubus on June 03, 2010, 04:21:38 PM
Yay! It's like an "average of a bunch of stories" story! ^.^

Post #404: Not found? :3


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: ShadowOnTheSun on July 05, 2010, 04:08:31 PM
I don't think this has been seen here before.  It doesn't look weird...but it is
 (http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/node-gallery-display/jellyfish.jpg)

This  type of jellyfish can grow and entirely new body when injured.  Not just grow a limb or anything like some reptiles, but a completely new body.
You know what this means....TIME LORD JELLYFISH!

An article about them can be found here (http://green.yahoo.com/blog/guest_bloggers/26/the-world-s-only-immortal-animal.html)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Zoko on July 05, 2010, 10:28:58 PM
It's weird enough for me.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on July 06, 2010, 12:45:28 AM
Sounds like that jellyfish is going to be tortured for the rest of his endless life to figure out how it's happening, poor thing.
I bet that eventually they'll just figure it has a long lifespan and that the renewing of cells thing is something that can be done online a limited amount of times.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Aeolius on August 19, 2010, 08:27:21 PM
Sometimes a creature is not weird because of its appearance...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcwCYIfm6eA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcwCYIfm6eA)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: tcarsonmcphersoni on November 04, 2010, 01:12:46 PM
(http://themanyfacesofspaces.com/goblin_shark.jpg)

The goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni, is a deep-sea shark, the sole living species in the family Mitsukurinidae.The most distinctive characteristic of the goblin shark is the unorthodox shape of its head


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: ax8l on November 05, 2010, 12:06:08 PM

Octopus with a slick hydrodynamic design  :D
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9gn6KLa5xtY/RrIfPxTnuUI/AAAAAAAAAr0/b-hIAEe_dAE/s400/DumboOctopus.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on November 11, 2010, 08:12:39 AM
Octopus steals a video camera while recording. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DyBkYKqnM&feature=share)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on November 11, 2010, 11:19:28 AM
Oh wow, that was epic. XD
Thanks Xiagan!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Wenzor on November 13, 2010, 08:12:35 PM
Octopus steals a video camera while recording. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DyBkYKqnM&feature=share)

yay free ride!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BishopKayn on November 16, 2010, 09:55:33 AM
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/humboldt-squid.jpg) this seems perfect topic discussion here. Who here is familiar with the Humboldt squid war? Oddly enough fishermen and biologists get into very heated discussions turns out. Especially in as far down as northern Mexico all the way up to the infamous Humboldt California where the so called "Red Devils" found it the easiest to make their oceanic homes. The fishermen there also refer to them as "Man-eating Squids" due to numerous  fishing mishaps. However biologists have discovered that this octopus violence is in fact, anger based. Humboldt aren't naturally aggressive towards man. They are  a pack animal, which surprised marine biologists, normally squid are lone hunters. Additionally, and like a few other social squids (cuddlefish i believe), Humboldt communicate  with one another via pigment changes in their skin, giving them a bio-luminescent look as they tell one another where prey or other creatures are. When not hunted they will play with humans, tugging on divers for a few feet, or stealing loose  pieces of equipment to see what it may be or if it is edible. there are no documented incidents of unprovoked attacks on humans by Humboldts. When angered they turn a vibrant red color and these powerful six foot squid become lethal, usually seen when fishermen try to catch one. Here however they also can be seen doing something not typically attributed to the animal kingdom; mercy killing. Rather than allow a fellow squid to be captured they will pull it from the hook, and in several cases, the fisherman as well, killing both. Im on the squid's side but many people demonize them. I"ll try to dig up some better photos
 


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Xiagan on November 18, 2010, 02:57:18 PM
Who knows... maybe it isn't extinct but waiting down in the Abyss...

(http://www.artknowledgenews.com/files2007/Helicoprion_blue1.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Lady-Succubus on December 09, 2010, 08:52:06 AM
For some reason, when I saw the tongue eating one (again), I was suddenly reminded of the scene in Finding Nemo when one of the pelicans opens his mouth and Marlin and Dory are clinging onto his tongue and screaming.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: orangestar on December 15, 2010, 07:12:50 AM
It lives thousands of feet under water and they decided to put it in a park? How cruel, unthoughtful, and just plain wrong!


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: mike2 on December 16, 2010, 07:51:37 AM
wow what a creature ????


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BishopKayn on March 31, 2011, 05:13:19 AM
I'll take them Isopods with these here Russian Invertebrates from the White Sea. All pictures belong to Alexander Semenov and most of my facts were pulled from the article written by Michele Collet here: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-under-white-sea-alexander-semenov?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+environmentalgraffiti+%28Environmental+Graffiti%29 (http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-under-white-sea-alexander-semenov?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+environmentalgraffiti+%28Environmental+Graffiti%29)
*see this link for the second sunstar image from the passage refrence below
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Crossaster_papposus_-_Oslo_Zoological_Museum_-_IMG_9093.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Crossaster_papposus_-_Oslo_Zoological_Museum_-_IMG_9093.jpg)
And to start off the weirdness how about a shrimp; with no exoskeleton. he's called the skeleton shrimp more because of his looks, something like a cross between an inchworm (during locomotion), a walking stick (while resting) and a praying mantis while hunting. they are small enough to blend perfectly with the local sea grass.  Next on the list is a four million year old veteran of the sea, a rare brachiopod, Semenov has caught a wonderful image of the creature's digestive organ known as its lophophore. According to Collet's research (also gathered by Semenov and other scientists) this variety has survived as it seems that crustaceans and fish dislike the taste of them.  They mention that sibling species have died off, perhaps with speculation due to a tastier flesh  >:D.  Our next White Sea guest may feel vaguely familiar, nicknamed the sandworm, Nerei Pellagica is a rather large invertebrate growing lengths up to 40 centimeters and in width almost as wide around as your thumb. The frill like tendrils on its side are twofold in function, acting as multiple lungs as well as paddle-like oars that it uses to move through the water around it. The follower up may make you lose your lunch while trying to get its own. Nereis Virens not only is fairly unattractive due to many folds of skin, when hunting has the mildly disturbing habit of throwing its entire pharynx and mouth forward to its meal. the first image is the critter's face the second his attack on either the Semenov's camera or prey off camera. Our next White Sea guest is a luminescent sea slug whose spine colors depend upon what it eats and is very common. This next russian specimen is actually unidentified creature called an amphipoda, of which there are some 230 species in the White Sea. Aphipoda are shell-less crustaceans whose legs are distincly different unlike their isopod cousins. Returning to the sea slugs here is another wonderful example, this one bears a green digestive system and is fairly rare where the second image of its golden brown cousin is of a much more common species.  Our next guest is rather tricky because it looks like a luminescent flower, its actually a plankton eating predator that is only 3-4 mm in size. This next gorgeous find by Semenov is the Lepidonotus Squamatus which have twelve scales. Here you see the green scales of a female, males would be a pale color due the the semen they carry.  Next runner up is an image Semenov took of the skin of a sunstar. A common sea star which holds the title for the fastest of its kind, and will devour anything, including other sunstars. I also found a regular image of one on wiki for which i've provided linkage* . Another of Semenov's White Sea Beauties would be the predatory juvenile  sea slug called the Sea Angel, they match their metabolism to their immediate prey the Sea butterfly. This creature gained its name from its podal lobes that look like black wings while it beats them through the water. They are about the size of a lentil. Now hopefully you aren't tired of reading yet, and we shall see if this doesn't take up a page  O0. Next on the list is a Metridium Sea Anemone that has a central stalk surounded by its other long tendrils. However this specimen has purple tentacles, making it rare, normally they sport orange or yellow tendrils, Semenov once again outdoing himself.  Now this next image there are two creatures, and if it weren't for the counterpart's eyes you might miss the odd little guy, reportedly they look like small bears or elephant embryos, they are called Limanpontia, the two here are adults. They are generally brown but others can be lighter, as per the more visible one in Semenov's picture. This next specimen was dubbed the iSlug by Semenov, it is fairly common and its red color comes from its food source once again.
This next one doesn't really make the creature score but it sucks (somewhat literally) to be a microscopic critter near this interesting little plant http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9399000/9399877.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9399000/9399877.stm)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/skeleshrimp.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/brachipod.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/sandworm.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/virens1.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/virenssecondjaw.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/whiteseaslug.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/amphipoda.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/dendro1.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/dendro2.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/flower.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/scales.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/sunstar.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/seaangel.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/seabutterfly.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/metri.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/limapontia.jpg)
(http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/Gririe/awesome/islug.jpg)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on March 31, 2011, 03:34:45 PM
Wall-o-text and purdy pictures, great post! O:

I love the funky colors of the underwater world, now if only I wasn't colorblind.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BishopKayn on April 01, 2011, 12:48:09 AM
Awe. Fully or partially? (I'm partially colorblind)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on April 01, 2011, 05:44:15 AM
I can't define them, like.... give me a blue and purple pencil and tell me to point out the purple pencil and I will, give me a blue and a dark blue pencil and ask me to point out the purple one and I'll point at the blue one.

I've learned through the years that I'm not so much blind to them as long as I use logic to define them. xD
Also I hate April fools day.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Inyssius on April 01, 2011, 12:26:04 PM
Those are some fascinating pictures, BishopKayn! I feel inspired to go make something.

I can't define them, like.... give me a blue and purple pencil and tell me to point out the purple pencil and I will, give me a blue and a dark blue pencil and ask me to point out the purple one and I'll point at the blue one.

I've learned through the years that I'm not so much blind to them as long as I use logic to define them. xD

Interesting!

You know, that reminds me--XKCD did this great big survey (http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/) a while back about identifying colors. It is pretty hilarious. You might find it interesting as well.

Quote
Also I hate April fools day.

April Fools' Day has the worst bad parts of literally any regular celebration I have ever encountered. I think everyone hates it, at least a little. (It can be occasionally hilarious or otherwise really interesting when it permits normally strait-laced institutions to loosen up and tell some obvious jokes, though. So, against my better judgement, I still rank it as like my fifth-favorite holiday. Even although great swathes of it do tend to inspire white-hot burning rage in me.)


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BishopKayn on April 01, 2011, 02:17:36 PM
I'm the same way alpha. I have a hard time with deep blues and greens. I had a pair of green sweat pants I constantly called black they were that dark. But I learned much like yourself to define the colors I saw through what other people had told me they were. Though the very slight shades I tend to misname just because they are too close to the zones of light that make it hard for me to differentiate. Yeah April fools can be evil.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Alphasoldier on April 01, 2011, 03:59:59 PM
I've worn a pink shirt for years before figuring out it was pink, not blue.
And here I wondered why I was being called gay. Yeah, colors are tricky.

Also today was a disaster, I felt like stabbing one of my coworkers and heading off.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: BishopKayn on April 03, 2011, 05:32:06 AM
Sorry to hear it. I hate days like that. Just pissed you off too much huh?


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: TheCreate on August 26, 2013, 12:58:26 PM
Looked through the pages, and I'm pretty sure nobody brought this one up:
http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/486/cache/carpet-shark-swallows-bamboo-shark-front_48651_600x450.jpg
It's a shark disguised as a sea bed.


Title: Re: Weird Underwater Creatures
Post by: Maira on February 24, 2014, 08:34:54 AM
Let's all sleep in it, it'll be like a party.