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   Undertoad  Friday Nov 7 01:51 PM

11/7/2003: Newly discovered sea creature



Such a little cutie!

This sea creature lives 10,000 feet (6500 m) under the Pacific Ocean near Japan. The Japan Marine Science and Technology Center is apparently responsible for this picture of it.

There's still stuff we're finding out about this planet...



r9703410  Friday Nov 7 02:03 PM

Wow thats cool!



SteveDallas  Friday Nov 7 02:47 PM

Damn Tony I almost mailed you that but then I forgot about it. But, I figured you probably troll the Yahoo news most frequently emailed photos too!

What struck me about it is that they give no info as to the scale of the picture. I assume it's not seven feet long (but who knows?), but is it an inch long? 4 inches? Is it microscopic? Yeah, I could probably find out. But I'm too lazy.



dave  Friday Nov 7 03:02 PM

I just did a little reading, and it's about a meter long. So...



RQuinn  Friday Nov 7 03:10 PM

Re: 11/7/2003: Newly discovered sea creature

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
This sea creature lives 10,000 feet (6500 m) under the Pacific Ocean near Japan.
Was it the original story that said it was 6500m? 10 000ft works out to just more than 3000m.


insoluble  Friday Nov 7 03:41 PM

looks a lot like stuff from that movie "the abyss" -



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Nov 7 05:46 PM

Are those Japanese harpoons sticking out all over?



Scopulus Argentarius  Friday Nov 7 06:52 PM

I wonder if it boils up well...



Stonan  Friday Nov 7 07:00 PM

Not sure if you'd wanna eat it... don't most creatures that glow emit radiation?



richlevy  Friday Nov 7 08:49 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Stonan
Not sure if you'd wanna eat it... don't most creatures that glow emit radiation?
Nope, its bioluminescense (look ma, no spell checker!). Its a lot like the glow sticks people use for Halloween and concerts.

*Cliff Claven voice* - If I remember correctly, in WWII the Japanese used the glowing shell of a type of oyster or clam to read maps at night.


PS - found a linkphosphorescence


slang  Friday Nov 7 09:17 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Stonan
Not sure if you'd wanna eat it...
Have some short thin asian person deliver it to your home in a paper box. Smothered in MSG and some sweet sauce I'm thinking it tastes just like chinese food.


dave  Friday Nov 7 10:49 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by richlevy
Nope, its bioluminescense (look ma, no spell checker!).
Now if only you'd remembered the apostrophe for the contraction "it's".


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Nov 7 11:26 PM

Punctuation Nazi. :p



richlevy  Saturday Nov 8 09:00 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by dave


Now if only you'd remembered the apostrophe for the contraction "it's".



Degrees  Saturday Nov 8 01:38 PM

Japanese food

Is it jello? Or is it sushi?

It's Jellushi!

Even comes with its own chopsticks, apparently.

On the serious side, I imagine the feelers are sensory organs. But of what type? Smell? Touch? Passive electric field bio-radar? As those depths, even with bioluminesence, I don't imagine Sight works for much, unless the feelers are the substitute for eyeballs.

It is certainly strange.

In other news, Japanese Researchers announced that this is the fifth such creature they have attempted to photograph. It took three years to develop photographic film with enough sensititvity and speed in low light to capture this picture. Unfortunately, the previous four photographs were taken the Xenon flash *on*, during which the creature exploded like popcorn. :p



Whit  Tuesday Nov 11 10:53 AM

Quote:
Unfortunately, the previous four photographs were taken the Xenon flash *on*, during which the creature exploded like popcorn.
      in which case we need video, not a still photo. Reminds of the video clip of the regular crab getting sucked into the 8mm(I think) cut in a pipe...


breakingnews  Tuesday Nov 11 11:16 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by slang


Have some short thin asian person deliver it to your home in a paper box. Smothered in MSG and some sweet sauce I'm thinking it tastes just like chinese food.
Ever eat sea cucumber? That's extremely popular in Taiwan ... probably a lot like this thing ... or not. It tastes okay - I'm not a huge fan of it though. Sorry, couldn't find a pic of the prepared dish.
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DCMZ  Tuesday Nov 11 05:34 PM

Better not to let the majority of the Japanese populace aware of these "critters", they may be consumed for its aphrodeciac properties.



wolf  Tuesday Nov 11 09:53 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by breakingnews

Ever eat sea cucumber? That's extremely popular in Taiwan ... probably a lot like this thing ... or not. It tastes okay - I'm not a huge fan of it though. Sorry, couldn't find a pic of the prepared dish.
Is that a theme ingredient from Iron Chef?


elSicomoro  Tuesday Nov 11 10:03 PM

Sea Urchin was the ingredient on Sunday night's show.



wolf  Tuesday Nov 11 10:22 PM

I watched it. I thought using the shells as bowls was quite clever. I was very happy with Chen Kenichi's victory. He is my favorite Iron Chef.

(My name is Wolf and I'm an Iron Chef Junkie.)



elSicomoro  Tuesday Nov 11 10:39 PM

I feel bad for Iron Chef Italian...they almost never pick the poor guy.



wolf  Tuesday Nov 11 10:44 PM

Poor Masahiko Kobe doesn't even get to rise into the Kitchen Stadium with the three main Iron Chefs. His entry is filmed separately, as you may have noticed. (about the only episode of Iron Chef that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed was the New York Battle ... Bobbie Flay is an idiot. I want Emeril to go up against them!)

FYI: Battle Sea Cucumber will be on Nov 15 at 10pm and Nov 16 at 2am



elSicomoro  Tuesday Nov 11 10:51 PM

I don't mind Bobby Flay...it was cool when he won the rematch.

The one thing that disappoints me about the show is that Takeshi Kaga isn't really how they make him out to be.



wolf  Tuesday Nov 11 11:14 PM

Interesting that the fan site makes no mention of Iron Chef ...

I would love to see the Japanese version of Jesus Christ Superstar. At least I would have no trouble following the plot, even if I didn't know the words.

Torch Song Trilogy ... Kaga as the Fierstein character? Man, that must be something.

A lot of the roles he has done look at least interesting and speak to his dramatic range.



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