The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Images > Image of the Day

Image of the Day Images that will blow your mind - every day. [Blog] [RSS] [XML]

Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 01-26-2014, 01:28 AM   #1
I wonder . . .
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Left Coast, a pretty good place to be.
Posts: 1,278
January 25, 2014 - See Thru Sea Creature

This Salpa maggiore was found swimming on the surface of the water north of New Zealand where a fisherman noticed it and caught it out of curiosity.

It felt scaly, firm and jelly-like and was completely see through. The only thing that could be seen was the orange blob.

Turns out the creature is barrel-shaped and moves by pumping water through its body. The Salpas life cycle involves alternating generations of solitary existence and living as a group forming long chains.

Discovered at GrindTV
CaliforniaMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 02:24 AM   #2
Part-time superhero (off shift right now, leave a message)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Her Majesty's United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Posts: 211
Salpa maggiore, eh!

looks like a squid jellyfish.

does it have the same predators as regular jellyfish?
The only dumb question is the one you didn't ask.
Molasar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 09:21 AM   #3
King Of Wishful Thinking
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs
Posts: 6,669
The real question is what are Swedish Fish doing so far south of Stockholm?

Does clear = vanilla flavor?
Exercise your rights and remember your obligations - VOTE!
I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting. -- Barack Hussein Obama
richlevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 11:15 AM   #4
Diaphone Jim
Junior Master Dwellar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,122
Wasn't Sal "Pa" Maggiore an enforcer for the Gambino Family?
For an invertebrate, that guy sure looks bony.
Diaphone Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
Goon Squad Leader
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 27,063
Salps... Http://
Be Just and Fear Not.
BigV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #6
The future is unwritten
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
From V's link...
"both the primary and backup midwater trawl nets were ripped apart due to the sheer number of salps in the water."
And from the National Science Foundation special report, Jellyfish Gone Wild...


As Paul Revere once said... actually more than once, but I digress...


But not to worry the smart guys at the government™ and industry will handle it...

The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 06:48 AM   #7
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,911
That this is sooOOOO cool. Crazy!
SPUCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 02:11 PM   #8
The Un-Tuckian
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 39,517
Soylent Clear.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.