Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Critters of the sea

Some serious ugliness going on underwater. Instapundit links to Real Life Sea Monsters - 24 Bizarre Creatures of the Deep. Remember the Dana octopus squid, from a while back? Here it is, not just etherised, but dead, upon a table:
From this picture, we can gain a better sense of scale. That's a good-sized serving of bioluminescent calamaro! There are bigger ones at the link. Poisonous octopodes as well.

2 comments:

Marianne said...

Papa,

Thanks for this post, that is intriguing enough to fire that long dormant marine-biology neuron! Do you think Robbie Davis could do something with his filet knife and a vat of peanut oil?

Hector Owen said...

By "a vat," I take it you mean two or three 55-gallon drums? I've never knowingly eaten anything bioluminescent; tangy, or toxic? We should ask Rob the sashimi fan.