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Sea Monster or Giant Crustacean?

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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Blew my mind away. Anyone ever see one this big?



Source: www.foxnews.com...

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[edit on 3/30/2010 by anon72]




posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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wow that is seriously freaking disturbing!!! Any idea where this was hauled in??



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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It's a Giant Isopod!


I love these things, not exactly cuddly, but so interesting!!
You know under damp logs, those little woodlice you can find?
Well this is its big cousin who lives in the sea!

Check 'em out HERE!



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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I'm pretty sure its just a big underwater pill bug, but it does look like an ancient, 200 million year old monster, good find



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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That is....................nice never seen one like that. The secrets the ocean holds

S&F

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by l neXus l
I'm pretty sure its just a big underwater pill bug, but it does look like an ancient, 200 million year old monster, good find


Exactly what it is Nex!

And the deeper you go in the ocean the fewer there are, but also the bigger they are!!

I like this picture best..


[edit on 30/3/2010 by purehughness]



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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I've always said that crustacean = cockroach of the ocean.

Why anyone wants to eat a poop eating bottom feeders with garlic butter is beyond me.

But that thing in the picture need to be killed with fire.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:49 PM
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I still consider it a monster
. But I think anything that comes from underwater is a monster (severe marine life phobia!). Why do I always let my curiosity get the best of me?!



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by purehughness

Originally posted by l neXus l
I'm pretty sure its just a big underwater pill bug, but it does look like an ancient, 200 million year old monster, good find


Exactly what it is Nex!

And the deeper you go in the ocean the fewer there are, but also the bigger they are!!

I like this picture best..


[edit on 30/3/2010 by purehughness]


Holy jesus that thing is scary. I don't want that anywhere near me unless i have a 12 gauge in my hands. Just in case it tries to eat my children.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:53 PM
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that thing is sure scary looking, but i am gonna ask what we are all thinking - is it edible? or would the meat be too tough since it is prolly old (hence the size)? looks tasty with some lemon and garlic butter....



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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According to the wiki:

hey are not uncommon at seaside restaurants, served boiled and bisected with a clean lateral slice. The white meat, similar to crab or lobster in texture, is then easily removed


But I doubt I'd eat one.. They have to live so long to get that size.

Like lobsters..

And yeah I know people say that lobsters are delicious, but I still can't bring myself to eat something that lives for so long to be 'commercially viable' as they say..



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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I think the photos where the isopod eats a fishes tongue are even creepier.

See them here.
zoology.suite101.com...



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:03 PM
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yea i do a lot of fishing, i know the bigger the fish the older/tougher the meat, but i don't know if it holds true for crustaceans - would seem so. still looks yummy tho, in a scary kind of way.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:04 PM
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yea i saw that article awhile back, that is really creepy - think there's a thread on ATS somewhere about it too.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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I bet these things would make a nice looking hat.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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OK , this things just creepy weird . I swear he stared in some bad B movie in the 50 s)



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:12 PM
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I would love to cook that thing up..

I'm serious, sea food is my passion.

Cheese as well....

Seriously though, that thing is massive.

~Keeper



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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Giant alien draconian shapeshifter isopod brought to Earth by reptilians, to attack people while they swim of the beach.
David Icke and Arizona Wilder are up to disclose them in further books.




posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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I too would like to eat it. Looks like a giant lobster tail with eyes and feet.

Is that bad? Frowned upon??



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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As a person who loves the aesthetics and amazing variety to be found in all creatures from the crab to the sponge, to the crustacean and to land dwelling invertebrates I can tell you this creature is a thing of beauty and I would love to be able to hold this thing in my hands and study it for a while.

Insects for instance are my passion to the point I read loads on entomology many years ago therefore this stunning Isopod kind of floats my boat.

As to eating these things well certain parts are considered a delicacy I believe in the far east but that is not saying much because so are cats and dogs, rats and beetles considered delicacies so take from that what you will. That said I would imagine the edible parts of this isopod would be the legs and I would think it best to avoid the torso?

Amazing, thanks for posting this OP



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