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   CaliforniaMama  Thursday May 10 12:54 PM

May 10, 2012 - I Have My Eye on You



Take a guess, go on, tell us what you think it is . . .

(No hint in the image name this time! )

The answer lies here.



glatt  Thursday May 10 01:05 PM

A huge colony of cyamids, going for a ride.



infinite monkey  Thursday May 10 01:10 PM

It's Count Dracorca.



Cyber Wolf  Thursday May 10 03:28 PM

A very interesting reef island with a massive sinkhole in its lagoon?



infinite monkey  Thursday May 10 03:59 PM

A glory hole in the Whaling Wall?



DanaC  Thursday May 10 04:13 PM

I thought it was a giant octopus



Aliantha  Thursday May 10 06:57 PM

Yeah, I'm guessing a reef somewhere.



SPUCK  Friday May 11 06:35 AM

Octopussy!



newtimer  Friday May 11 11:32 AM

A closeup of the bread that's been in my refrigerator for 4 months.



infinite monkey  Friday May 11 11:34 AM

The Breads Have Eyes!



glatt  Friday May 11 11:47 AM

So it was pretty obvious to me that it was a detail of a whale, but I thought it was a humpback whale, which was wrong.

I wondered about those white spots. I always assumed they were just barnacles. It's true there are some barnacles in there, but mostly the white stuff is "whale lice," or cyamids.

If you look just below the eye, you can see some of the individual lice clearly and see their legs. Creepy.

The cyamids live on tough patches of whale skin, like callouses, called callosities. The cyamids just live in the crevasses of the callosities and give them a white color. They are basically little miniature crabs that hook onto the skin and eat it. Poor whales.
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Cyber Wolf  Friday May 11 01:40 PM

Thanks for the rousing bout of piloerection!

I like my reef island better.



Gravdigr  Friday May 11 01:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
...but mostly the white stuff is "whale lice,"...
WHALES GOT CRABS!!


infinite monkey  Friday May 11 01:54 PM

Do not flush air tanks
Crabs can scuba dive



Clodfobble  Friday May 11 05:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt
The cyamids live on tough patches of whale skin, like callouses, called callosities. The cyamids just live in the crevasses of the callosities and give them a white color. They are basically little miniature crabs that hook onto the skin and eat it. Poor whales.
But isn't it dead skin? Like those little fish that eat on people's feet in the spas in Japan.


avail9988  Monday May 21 05:59 AM

looks like just a normal dinner plate in Japan



limey  Monday May 21 12:07 PM

Whoa! Hello there avail9988 - two posts in almost three years. We're really flushing the lurkers outta the woodwork here. Welcome aboard!



BigV  Monday May 21 04:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by limey View Post
Whoa! Hello there avail9988 - two posts in almost three years. We're really flushing the lurkers outta the woodwork here. Welcome aboard!
raise your hand if you (also) sought and found the other post.


Gravdigr  Monday May 21 05:46 PM

Guilty.



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