Jelly... fish?

Postby SilverFeathers » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:46 pm

From http://www.wauifekt.com/photo/top-10-ugly-fishes

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The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it is rarely seen by humans. Blobfish are found at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient. To remain buoyant, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. The relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front it.
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Photo: K. Parkinson © NORFANZ.

Well... I thought it looked like a jelly...

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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby Jennifer Diane Reitz » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:50 pm

I like the 'nose'. That is one curious, gelatinous fish.
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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby Alikat » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:15 pm

Kinda looks like Texto's kitchen wastebasket there.
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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby Idiot Glee » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:18 pm

SilverFeathers wrote:Blobfish
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He doesn't seem to be enjoying himself, I guess he feels like a fish out of water.
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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby ParryLost » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:29 pm

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Seriously. They have FACES. Sort of. It's creepy. >_>

Clearly, the present scientific thinking about the evolutionary origins of humanity is mistaken. -_- We actually evolved from these slimy blob-fish that bottom-feed in the lowest, darkest depths and shy away from light and all that is good. One day some of them (the less intelligent ones, with the worst sense of direction) accidentally crawled up onto land, and turned into us. Humbling, isn't it?
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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby SilverFeathers » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:44 pm

Alikat wrote:Kinda looks like Texto's kitchen wastebasket there.


*eyes you shiftilly...* :frown: *skeek...*

*nets you and wanders off to make Alishashimi*

I truly can't decide if they're so ugly that they're cute, or so cute that they're ugly or if they're just plain ugly or just plain cute. @,@

And don't all fish have faces...? ??? #_@ :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby strange_person » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:49 pm

Yes, in the sense that they have eyes and mouth at the same end of their body, but relatively few fish have nose-like structures.
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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby SilverFeathers » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:55 pm

That page has quite a few face-y-fishes. I love these guys.
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They're like something out of Labyrinth or Dark Crystal!

And the Longnose Chimera DEFINITELY looks Hensonian.
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Postby Jennifer Diane Reitz » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:06 am

I'M IN YUR OCEAN
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LOOKING FOR KERMIT
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Postby SilverFeathers » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:14 am

Jennifer Diane Reitz wrote:I'M IN YUR OCEAN
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LOOKING FOR KERMIT


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...We need a facefault Kai...
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Re: Re:

Postby draque » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:21 pm

SilverFeathers wrote:...We need a facefault Kai...


Here's a segfault Kai...
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Re: Re:

Postby SilverFeathers » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:25 pm

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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby Locke » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:05 am

SilverFeathers wrote:Image


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Seperated at birth?
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Re: Jelly... fish?

Postby NMcCoy » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:19 am

Locke wrote:
SilverFeathers wrote:Image


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Seperated at birth?


I was gonna say it sorta resembled some kind of Miyazaki critter, but you win.
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