Undertoad Friday Mar 5 12:30 PM
3/5/2004: Long-nosed chimaera
Elspode Friday Mar 5 12:52 PM
I see that it comes equipped with one of those center top-mounted, European-style radio antennae that are so popular these days amongst car designers.
h2oboy Friday Mar 5 01:38 PM
Yea I paticularly like the images that are on this page:
Undertoad Friday Mar 5 01:51 PM
Well that's the series.
Happy Monkey Friday Mar 5 01:54 PM
This has been my favorite fish, ever since I saw it in the World Book Encyclopedia...
Nothing But Net Friday Mar 5 03:39 PM
It doesn't matter how ugly that thing is, there are folks in Southern Louisiana who would happily fry it up and eat it.
Troubleshooter Friday Mar 5 03:44 PM
Pass the Zatarain's Thibedeaux!
Brigliadore Friday Mar 5 04:20 PM
That chimaera looks like an prehistoric form of duck bill platypus.
Geodog Friday Mar 5 04:33 PM
Here is a little more information from the Australian National Oceans Office website :
xoxoxoBruce Friday Mar 5 07:44 PM
Welcome to the Cellar, Geodog. Thanks for the post, I've never seen that stuff, while sober, before.
SteveDallas Friday Mar 5 08:23 PM
I have to confess, at first glance I read this thread title as "long-nosed camera."
geneticfreak Saturday Mar 6 03:59 AM
Seems reminiscent of the Alien movies ... when deep sea exploration and settlement happens, maybe there will be sea monsters like in episode 1 on naboo... I sound like such a geek.
Happy Monkey Saturday Mar 6 08:05 AM
Re: 3/5/2004: Long-nosed chimaera
Undertoad Saturday Mar 6 08:08 AM
Y'know, it's only from the lessons of the original Star Trek series that we don't shove hot lead into the mouths of weird-ass beasties like that, and prefer to capture them and study them for scientific purposes.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Mar 6 10:15 AM
"Study them for scientific purposes" means, see if the make good sushi, right? That's why that Chimera is on a cutting board.
Elspode Saturday Mar 6 10:40 AM
Apparently, this one is just a baby, then, if they grow up to 1.6 meters long.
wolf Saturday Mar 6 11:22 AM
I think it lost it's cuteness factor at hatching.
tjennings Saturday Mar 6 12:53 PM
Why is it on a cutting board?
Elspode Saturday Mar 6 02:51 PM
Apparently, someone is hungrier than I am ever going to get.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Mar 6 04:08 PM
tjennings Saturday Mar 6 04:26 PM
Well if they are cutting it up to eat it, all I have to say is "Save a nostril for me." (kidding by the way, I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot fork).
Electrophile Sunday Mar 7 02:03 PM
Chimera in science
Chimera is used in science for more than just fish. Mice cells can be combined with human cells to make chimeric cells. Part of one protein can be made with part of a second protein to produce a chimeric protein with properties similar to both of the original proteins.
Leah Sunday Mar 7 04:28 PM
Scientists and deep sea dredgers are finding some weird and wonderful slippery & slimy little ocean critters in the depths between New Zealand and Australia never ever before seen. National Geographic did a story not so long ago about some of the finds, Interesting. Just goes to show that there's more out their then meets the eye.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Mar 7 11:26 PM
More reasons for me to stay out of the damn ocean.
Sun_Sparkz Monday Mar 8 06:18 PM
Thats one of the cutest things ever!! how could you say that beautiful thing is ugly?? look at its gorgeous little innocent eye gazing out into the camera. thats one amazing, incredible creature. I hope those bastard scientists have fun killing them for scientific experiments.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Mar 8 06:58 PM
You think that's cute? Hey, maybe you could be my next ex.
Sun_Sparkz Monday Mar 8 07:24 PM
that depends.. would you be willing to undergo scientific experiments too?
xoxoxoBruce Monday Mar 8 07:46 PM
Oh goodie, kinky too.
Sun_Sparkz Monday Mar 8 08:08 PM
So thats a yes?
xoxoxoBruce Monday Mar 8 10:52 PM
They tell me abuse is better than nothing.
Sun_Sparkz Monday Mar 8 11:05 PM
ok then, up you get on the board.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Mar 8 11:22 PM
Oh yes, you'll make a perfect ex.
Sun_Sparkz Monday Mar 8 11:34 PM
the perfect ex = lives on the other side of the earth
Sun_Sparkz Tuesday Mar 9 12:22 AM
Or at the bottom of the ocean with the Chimaeras....