DailyDirt: Bizarre Sea Life

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Our oceans harbor some of the world's most bizarre lifeforms, like alien-like isopods, vampire squid, and blobfish. In fact, one of the aliens featured in the movie "Men in Black 3" was closely modeled on the creepy and weird-looking blobfish. Here are a few more examples of deep sea creatures that are the stuff of nightmares. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: biology, bioluminescent, bizarre, creatures, mantis shrimp, marine animals, pyrosomes, sea life, sea squirt, species


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 14 Aug 2013 @ 5:12pm

    borg of the sea?

    wouldn't that mean it assimilated other animals in the ocean?

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    arcan, 14 Aug 2013 @ 8:55pm

    just hope no one manages to supersize the mantis shrimp.

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Aug 2013 @ 4:09am

    Re: borg of the sea?

    Probably just a reference to "hivemind"

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Aug 2013 @ 4:13am

    Re:

    Giant enemy mantis shrimp, attack it's weak point for massive damage!

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    Ninja (profile), 15 Aug 2013 @ 5:09am

    That mantis shrimp is quite beautifully colored. I think the term "bizarre" is kind of useless (this is not criticism towards the article). We label bizarre anything that don't fit our patterns of 'beauty' or something. But it's simply natural. I'd call those "fascinating" (and I'm not into biology by any means!)

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Aug 2013 @ 6:03am

    Bizarre non-existent Sea Life:

    A bit off topic, but "The Discovery Channel" recent airing of Megalodon as though it were a documentary is quite outrageous.

    Not sure what viewers were supposed to be discovering, other than Discovery Channel airs bullshit.

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Aug 2013 @ 12:09pm

    the oatmeal taught me about the mantis shrimp

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp

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