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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2008.07.30(Wed)7:37    Post subject: Bizarre Creatures of the Deep Reply with quote

Some of these will never show up at your local fish store, but fun to look at...
http://www.who-sucks.com/animals/real-life-sea-monsters-24-bizarre-creatures-of-the-deep
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PostPosted: 2008.07.30(Wed)11:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Floridaboy. Those creatures look so unrealistic! It's amazing to think that there are creatures like that out there.
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PostPosted: 2008.07.30(Wed)20:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that big red squid is pretty crazy, what a beast! Laughing
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PostPosted: 2008.07.31(Thu)2:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the hand fish,

And the sea robins remind me of the cowfish.

Great link, thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: 2008.07.31(Thu)14:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit, I was not aware of the Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)... I had always thought the Giant Squid (Architeuthis) was the biggest cephalopod but it's actually ranked no. 2 to the big red one in that photo. Can you imagine calamari the size of a tractor tire?

Here is a quick comparison of the two species with videos of each below:

Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_Squid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duKIUu2DGuU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-JRz1Rwh6M&feature=related

Giant Squid (Architeuthis)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_squid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjp_jumlO3A
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PostPosted: 2008.08.01(Fri)2:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when they caught that colossal squid...NZ I think? or by a NZ boat in Antarctica or something...

and with the recently one caught, or found frozen ( Confused ), there was a live streaming of it, with about 5 cameras I think, it was quite interesting...


A couple of those aren't really deep-sea creatures are they? Like the blue ring and the sea cucumber?

has anyone seen that video of the deep sea "prehistoric shark" found in shallow waters? (near Japan I think) I'll try and find it...here I found it, but I think the comments are a bit...inappropriate Laughing (it's on youtube)

anyway thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: 2008.08.01(Fri)9:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Towards the middle of the page after the lizardfish, the people wrote that they don't know what animals they're looking at. I could be wrong because I've only seen one or two pics of this fish but I think that the first picture below that uncertainty is a Goblin Shark.
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PostPosted: 2008.08.01(Fri)17:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good Mike, it is a Goblin Shark, a strange beast indeed, and my favorite is two photos below it---the Dumbo Octopus (Grimpoteuthis)...
I love the way they seem to swim in slow motion, here's a video and more links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOEKxoZtMmM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimpoteuthis
http://www.greengoblin.com/internal/corner/shark.html
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PostPosted: 2008.08.01(Fri)21:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha thanks FloridaBoy. I've been studying Razz
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PostPosted: 2008.08.17(Sun)22:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike612 wrote:
Towards the middle of the page after the lizardfish, the people wrote that they don't know what animals they're looking at. I could be wrong because I've only seen one or two pics of this fish but I think that the first picture below that uncertainty is a Goblin Shark.


It sure is... And if you were to go to SeaWorld in Orlando they have one in the shark exhibit
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