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More Terrifying Shit From The Ocean


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At least now you will know that Jaws isn't the most terrifying thing out there. That's a comfort... right?

My god, it's a monster!

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I work for a Sub-sea Survey Company, recently this beast came up attached to one of our ROVs. It measures a wee bit over 2.5 feet head to tail, and we expect it latched onto the ROV at roughly 8500ft depth. Unfortunately, the e-mail that these pictures were attached to came from a contractor, and the ship he was operating from (and therefore location) is unknown, so I can't tell you what part of the Earth this beast was living.

What is this, Reddit? Is it edible?






Answers revealed that this terrifying Independence-Day-alien-looking thing is a Giant Isopod -- related to your friendly neighborhood pillbug.



holy fuck, lol, and holy fuck, gah!

Other reasons to never go swimming in the ocean again:

The Black Swallower


Can swallow prey bigger than itself... so watch your head =/



Cymothoa Exigua - crustacean that eats a fish's tongue, and attaches itself to what little muscle remains and acts as the tongue itself, eating the fish's prey.

And if that doesn't show you the awe-inspiring awesomeness that is the ocean:




And then, of course, there's the no-picture-but-pants-shittingly-insane-if-you-have-any-imagination-at-all: The Bloop.

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The unexplainable sound was detected several times during the summer of 1997, originating off the South American southwest coast at about 50° S 100° W. Each time that it was captured the ultra-low frequency sound rose rapidly in frequency over about one minute, and had sufficient amplitude to be heard on multiple sensors from over 3,000 miles away. Perplexed researchers, unable to identify any possible source for the sound, dubbed it “The Bloop.”

The sound shares many characteristics with those emanated from biological creatures, in fact it fits those parameters so closely that a large number of researchers are convinced that its origin is animal. But in order for an aquatic animal to emit a sound that can travel over 3,000 miles though Earth’s noisy oceans, scientists say that it would need an incredibly large noise-making apparatus, one much bigger than that of the blue whale.

Theories abound as to the source of the Bloop. If it is the vocalization of a living organism, it is one which makes its home in the dark, cold depths of the ocean. Some have suggested that giant squids could be responsible for the sound, but that is unlikely considering that no known species of cephalopod have the gas-filled sac necessary to reach such great volumes. Indeed science has not recorded any animals– living or extinct– with nearly enough size to house the organs needed to produce the level of output demonstrated by the Bloop… so unless this mystery creature uses some unknown mechanism to generate sound, it is presumed to be an incredibly massive organism.



The ocean is so fucking cool, i can't stand it.
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The first one's adorable!!!!
It looks like a lobster/cockroach. :3
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... in what universe are cockroaches adorable? Are you high? Cockroaches are disgusting in every single way, shape and form.... right down to the ability to survive for a month without a head. what the fuck kind of devilspawn lives for a month just sitting around headless?
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I said the thing was cute, not cockroaches.

and I guess adorable isn't the word... more of an awesome/cute thing going on there.
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when you say 'aw cute, it looks like a cockroach', i assume you think cockroaches are cute... i don't think the assumption took much of a stretch tongue.gif

I think you may have to re-evaluate your idea of 'cute', but yes, definitely awesome laugh.gif
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I find all this shit awesome, it's so fascinating. Rather depressingly, probably because we know little to nothing about the ocean and what lives down there.

I have no doubt a lot of people would be a lot less interested if we knew every single thing about and in the ocean - it's the element of mystery which people are insanely attracted to, like how people go nuts for the Loch Ness Monster, so the idea that a crazy huge ass species, hell an entire ecosystem of living things, could be living in the ocean and we know nothing about it, will attract peoples imaginations to no end. 

Fish, crustaceans, sea animals are pretty cool though. Even if they look weird as hell, how they adapt to live down there and get their food and so on, jesus some of it is incredible. 

A slightly off topic note, I would love to go deep sea diving and see all of this stuff. Swimming with sharks is a dream of mine that I sincerely doubt will ever actually come true. sad.gif Still, I can dream! laugh.gif  
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Jess, I love you. <3

The deep sea has always fascinated me... And you're absolutely right, it's the mystery that's so appealing.

But I think the clincher is that what little we DO know about it is so wonderfully bizarre - glowing fish?!! transperant skins?!! The BLOOP?!! - and also such a throwback to the evolutionary process... kind of a glimpse into what we all came from. It's INCREDIBLE!!

Well, that's what it is for ME, anyway. laugh.gif
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Shit, that thing's bigger than my penis!
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That video's awesome.

More pro-hydrophobia reasons:

Viper Fish (these guys emit light)


Barreleye... looks like some kind of anime nightmare

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Goddamnit technology, advance further already. I want to know what the hell the bloop is and what lives at 36,000 feet underwater.
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^I'm with you, buddy.
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QUOTE (sentient @ Mar 27 2010, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


HOLY SHIT that thing is terrifying O_O I would not want that at the wrong end of my leg. 

You're right, the ocean is bizarre and mysterious and awesome, and it's nature at its finest - everything else we've managed to warp, fuck up or take out of its natural habitat (e.g.: feeding lions mince meat behind a cage, destroying entire rainforrests). 

NATURE IS SO FUCKING COOL YO. 



Btw, sorry to harp on about the things we DO know laugh.gif , but sharks are fucking awesome. Killing MACHINES. 


How fucking scary would it be to have this thing lunging at you though? It's a fake picture, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA 




EDIT: I kinda like it being a mystery ='(
Fuck knows what human kind will try do if we actually know everything cool going on down there. 
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I love the mystery of the oceans and its mysterious creatures. So haunting, beautiful and fascinating. Many hours have been wasted with childish day-dreams about the depths of the oceans.

Anyway, any thread that mentions sharks would not be complete without this quote:

Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


Or this:


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I love the mystery of it all as much as the next guy, but it's just too tantalizing. I need to know D:

This thread reminded me how great it feels to be awestruck. Fantastic feeling indeed.
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QUOTE (Amber Lamps @ Mar 27 2010, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This thread reminded me how great it feels to be fucked by starstruck. Fantastic feeling indeed.



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^You should probably go ahead and quit with your pic spam. Not funny, just annoying.
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QUOTE (Amber Lamps @ Mar 27 2010, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
^You should probably go ahead and quit with your pic spam. Not funny, just annoying.


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^ Okay, now I'll say it too. Stop doing the pics thing for like every second post. An occasional one is fine, but every second post is pointless and annoying. Please and thanks. let me harp on about the ocean in peace, damnit.

Just got Algernon's reference. Oops.... That'd be fucking terrifying though. I saw sharks when I was in the Carribean, but nothing like that. I'd say being in the dark ocean surrounded by fins is enough to make you shit yourself.


On topic: Look at this thing O_O 


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Edit by mod

Edited by Jessticles, 27 March 2010 - 12:31 PM.
tut tut, I said no more of that /slap on wrist

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