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« 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 recently near Japan:



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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 of the shark in action!  Unfortunately it died shortly only hours after it arrived at the park. Cry
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 09:24:55 PM »

This "Furry Lobster" was found a few months ago:


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

Here are a bunch of other cool underwater creatures:
























My favorite, the Long-nosed chimaera pup: (Below)










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


I think that is good enough Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 10:31:03 PM »

Ditto on the underwater animal phobia--- but more towards whales.  Their rubbery skin, massive size-- creepy!
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 11:45:18 PM »

The barely Phallic giant octopus:


The dreaded land-roaming feminist:


The Shark-Cat, or "Shat" for short:
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 11:51:36 PM »

The Shark-Cat, or "Shat" for short:


"HAI GUYS!"

That's frightening as all hell.

Mantis Shrimp FTW, though:

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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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:


An endearing tongue eating/replacing Isopod:


And an always-lovely facecrab:

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« Reply #8 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)

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2007, 04:49:25 AM »

And an always-lovely facecrab:

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

That's messed up.
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 11:24:14 AM »

Prehistoric sharks are amazing!

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





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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 01:36:10 PM »

Here is a Mudpuppy:


And a few underwater statues:



















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http://www.fresh99.com/
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2007, 07:18:56 PM »

Those statues are scary Cry.
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2007, 12:29:32 AM »

Those statues are scary Cry.

Scary AWESOME. Grin

And just plain scary, too. Cry
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2007, 05:28:07 AM »

Armored sea snail

Cow fish

Bat fish


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