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posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 08:20 PM
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I'm not saying this is some new break-through or anything, but...
what the heck is that thing? I see it's eye, but it appears to have a nose. Fish have gills, that's just weird. So if you can help me out, that's great. If not, no problem. And tell me if this is just a fish or if it's actually something new.
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posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 08:30 PM
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It's a fish, IVY9...that nose is some appendage to help it stir up silt looking for food. Actually, it seems like a type of shark to me.

That pic you posted is also in this thread, amongst a lot of other weird sea-life.

Check that thread out for some truly bizarre creatures of the deeps.



posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 09:11 PM
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It's called a Chimaera, and they live mostly in the water. Sometimes they do leave the water and can cause some havoc,,,,



j/k, But they are a pretty strange creature nonetheless!



posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 09:28 PM
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You guys want a REAL freaky fish; one THOUGHT to be extinct for a few hundred THOUSAND years or so? Check out this link www.dinofish.com... or seach "coelacanth". Now THERE'S a FISH story!



posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 03:50 AM
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Originally posted by snoochies
You guys want a REAL freaky fish; one THOUGHT to be extinct for a few hundred THOUSAND years or so? Check out this link www.dinofish.com... or seach "coelacanth". Now THERE'S a FISH story!

Uhuh. The Coelacanth is a very good reason and drive force for any cryptozoologist to keep looking for those elusive animals like Bigfoot, Nessie, etc. For every new/unknown/thought extinct species that's discovered, it gives us more hope (and in a way reassurance) that Bigfoot, et al may exist.



posted on Sep, 14 2006 @ 03:28 PM
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k...so I looked up Chimaera, I think its called a longnosed chimaera...I looked it up, and I can't be sure if this matches but I got this pic of what is said to be one. When I looked up chimaera I mainly got the mythical creature but I also got a maybe slightly similar looking fish without the "nose". Actually thinking about it, it does look really similar. So keep posting!



posted on Sep, 14 2006 @ 10:58 PM
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Marine life form, but not one that I'm familiar with.

I had two reactions: what's the scale of that thing (how big is it?) and the second was that it looked like a hatchling (fish just emerged from an egg.) Hatchlings often look very different than their parents.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 02:35 AM
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can be found here about half way down the page.




This species occurs in the South Pacific and off Japan , at depths 700-1300 m. It reaches 1.2 m long. This genus of deep-sea chimaeras goes under different names in different countries. In the USA it is known as a Long-nosed Chimaera while in Europe they use the common name Cyrano Chimaera, named after the fictional French character Cyrano de Bergerac, who had a very long nose. This strange cartilaginous fish uses its long snout to scan over the seafloor for the electrical impulses of its prey that bury in the muddy seafloor, just like a metal detector. Like other chimaeras (such as ghost and elephant sharks), these animals lay horny egg cases in which their young are left to develop, potentially for up to one year


The quote was taken from their creature feature page.




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