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.


Marianne said...


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.