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FlaGator
03-30-2010, 12:44 PM
Something for Ginger. Ain't he cute! :):D:eek:




http://www.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/Scitech/Giant%20Isopod%202_doomsday_604x341.jpg (http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/scitech/2010/03/30/sea-monster-giant-crustacean/) View Slideshow
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A submarine exploring the ocean's depths recently returned with an unexpected visitor: a crablike critter that has left many readers startled and horrified.
In a posting to social bookmarking site Reddit, a deep-sea technician detailed the finding, asking the site's readers to help identify what exactly the bizarre looking creature was.
The post reads, "I work for a Sub-sea Survey Company, recently this beast came up attached to one of our ROVs. It measures a wee bit over 2.5 feet head to tail, and we expect it latched onto the ROV at roughly 8,500 feet depth. Unfortunately, the e-mail that these pictures were attached to came from a contractor, and the ship he was operating from (and therefore location) is unknown, so I can't tell you what part of the Earth this beast was living."
The pictures reveal the creature to be a giant isopod, a large crustacean that dwells in deep Atlantic and Pacific waters. This particular creature is a Bathynomus giganteus, a deep-sea scavenger that feeds on dead whales, fish and squid.



The whole story is here (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/03/30/terrifying-sea-critter-from-oceans-depths/?test=faces)

Gingersnap
03-30-2010, 01:09 PM
I have no idea what that creature is but I instinctively know that it would taste delicious with drawn butter and hush puppies. :)

FlaGator
03-30-2010, 01:12 PM
I have no idea what that creature is but I instinctively know that it would taste delicious with drawn butter and hush puppies. :)

I thought it looked like the one of the cockroaches we have running around here in Florida, just a tad bigger.

noonwitch
03-30-2010, 01:16 PM
I have no idea what that creature is but I instinctively know that it would taste delicious with drawn butter and hush puppies. :)



It looks enough like a lobster to eat, unless one is keeping kosher. It's a scavenger, so it can't be kosher.

Gingersnap
03-30-2010, 01:24 PM
I thought it looked like the one of the cockroaches we have running around here in Florida, just a tad bigger.

Shannon has the R-problem. I'm just pure carnivore, myself. :p

Speedy
03-30-2010, 01:27 PM
I thought it looked like the one of the cockroaches we have running around here in Florida, just a tad bigger.

Average sized cockroach in Texas. You should see the really big ones!:D

asdf2231
03-30-2010, 01:34 PM
I would NEVER stop screaming like a little girl.

Holy HELL...

namvet
03-30-2010, 02:14 PM
how'd ya like to find that in your smimming pool ????

FlaGator
03-30-2010, 02:29 PM
I would NEVER stop screaming like a little girl.

Holy HELL...

Allow me to introduce you to Mr. Palmetto Bug

http://wildflowers.jdcc.edu/Palmetto_Bug.JPG
It can fly and generally aims right at your face.:eek::eek::eek:

linda22003
03-30-2010, 02:47 PM
Just wait till they find the little guy's grandpa:

http://artfiles.art.com/5/p/LRG/10/1032/MQFL000Z/the-beast-from-20-000-fathoms.jpg

Apache
03-30-2010, 06:39 PM
I have no idea what that creature is but I instinctively know that it would taste delicious with drawn butter and hush puppies. :)

Braver than I....:o

Megaguns91
03-30-2010, 06:55 PM
http://www.livelob.com/store/images/MAINE_MARVEL_GRAM_300.jpg

Apache
03-30-2010, 06:58 PM
http://www.livelob.com/store/images/MAINE_MARVEL_GRAM_300.jpg

NOW, yer talkin'....:cool:

patriot45
03-30-2010, 07:01 PM
I agree! Thats a seafood party right there!:D

SarasotaRepub
03-30-2010, 07:28 PM
We should sent Shannon one of those things...:p:D

Apache
03-30-2010, 08:27 PM
We should sent Shannon one of those things...:p:D

Why? She out of shoes...:confused: