Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Earth Is An Alien Planet

Compilation of brief videos of an eerie and presently unclassified type of deep-sea squid.

Link via Pharyngula.

3 Comments:

Blogger PeteY said...

Wow, they're fantastic. I bet the huge crown of arms is there to catch that 'snow' drifting about in the movies. Pity there's no footage of them clearly feeding.

November 26, 2008 5:22 PM  
Blogger PeteY said...

Here is an article on the magnapinna squids.

November 28, 2008 8:16 AM  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Thanks Pete. I think the article is the reason for the sudden flurry of interest - the intertubes are still mostly led by deadwood publishing.

That these big beasts were first discovered just ten years is a sobering thought.

November 28, 2008 8:45 AM  

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