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Sea Monster or Giant Crustacean?

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 06:26 PM
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This may be a double standard, but I am interested in things like that, strange deep sea life, primarily because I know I'll never have to encounter them in real life. That would freak me the feth out!




posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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That's a big effin' critter.

Ok, so how many of y'all would be brave enough to taste this over sized lobster?



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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I'm sorry - but has someone already called the MIB?



That is disturbing.


Originally posted by butcherguy
I think the photos where the isopod eats a fishes tongue are even creepier.

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


www.abovetopsecret.com...

^ The only ATS thread my 7 year old has reviewed.
Still talks about it.

[edit on 1/4/2010 by kosmicjack]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 01:26 AM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
Ok, so how many of y'all would be brave enough to taste this over sized lobster?


People in the coastal provinces of the Philippines and other such areas around Asia eat them all the time.

I'm told they taste like shrimp.

After I saw one though, and how a group of them DEVOURED this bloated carcass in a time-lapse scene from the 2009 BBC series LIFE, I will personally not have one of them on my plate and have given up eating crabs and Lobster too.

Sorry but they are kinda gross.

- Lee



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 06:38 AM
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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]


Look at those eyes!!

Starship Troopers springs to mind.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:32 AM
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That's it!!! I was trying to think what this photo reminded me of.

I wonder if they used this form in the making of that movie. hmmmm

I saw another story about the same thing and it claimed the creature was 2 1/2 feet long. I am looking for the article and I will post it if has more detailed info.

Can't even imagine running into one of these while in the water. Wonder if it can move faster than a scared human?



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
That's a big effin' critter.

Ok, so how many of y'all would be brave enough to taste this over sized lobster?



I would! Pass the butter...




posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by anon72
 



I would love to cook that thing up..

I'm serious, sea food is my passion.




I'm with you....

A little butter and Garlic, a few lemon wedges.
And Keep the Beer coming it's going to take a while.
I'm down!





posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:43 AM
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Not sure if its a sea monster or a crustacean...

But I'd sure as hell eat it !



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
I think the photos where the isopod eats a fishes tongue are even creepier.

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


Anything that feeds on weaver fish is OK in my book. I stood on one of those buggers once, the worst agony I have ever felt!!!



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:52 AM
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I stood on one of those buggers once, the worst agony I have ever felt!!!

Is that how you chose the name Wide-Eyes. lol

After I got stung by a jellyfish about 20 years ago-I haven't been back in the ocean.... whimp!!



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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Not too dissimilar to a Morton Bay Bug. I'm hungry now!

IRM



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by IconoclasticTalamasca
I too would like to eat it. Looks like a giant lobster tail with eyes and feet.

Is that bad? Frowned upon??


My first thought was "I wonder how one would serve that?" I want to try eating one sometime, even hunt it myself.

-Has image of wrestling with a giant Isopod under the sea on the floor.-



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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It s structure is amazing to look at. I was aware that the "woodlice" (we call them "sowbugs" out here)were actually crustaceans but I had no idea they had such a large living relative still living in the oceans. From the wiki picture that shows the underbelly that is exactly how sowbugs look its uncanny.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:05 PM
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That thing looks like the creature described in the Dark Tower novels that bites off rolands hand.

Creepy looking thing for sure. There is no telling what kind of creatures are undiscovered in the vastness of the oceans.

[edit on 2-4-2010 by constantwonder]



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 12:05 PM
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Hey, it's my old college roommate!




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