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Dec 02 2013

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: O Glorious Guts

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  1. 1
    marcoli

    This one stumped me. I tentatively identified the phylum, but I could not tell what it really was without clicking on the link. i will not give it away.

  2. 2
    ChasCPeterson

    the return to bilateral symmetry concomitant with an increase in motility.
    And pink.

  3. 3
    Trebuchet

    I actually identified the class correctly just from the mention of “guts”. But I’d never have done so from the picture.

  4. 4
    marcus

    Why are you taunting me about my colonoscopy tomorrow?

  5. 5
    David Marjanović

    …Sea cucumbers: more underrated than fuck.

  6. 6
    Rey Fox

    I don’t think fuck is underrated, actually.

  7. 7
    Azuma Hazuki

    Ahh, a fine specimen of Floatingsphincterus fucknopeicus. … *shudder*

  8. 8
    chigau (違う)

    cucumber?

  9. 9
    ChasCPeterson

    the link sez

    It creeps forward on its tentacles pretty slowly, at around 2 centimeters per minute, while sweeping detritus-rich sediment into its mouth.

    which I was going to say was wrong, since I thought them to be pelagic, but it turns out that both are true: they are benthic detritus feeders that then swim away!
    Amusingly presented info and vids here.

  10. 10
    Ichthyic

    I don’t think fuck is underrated, actually.

    this guy begs to differ.

  11. 11
    UnknownEric the Apostate

    Hee hee, that makes poopies.

  12. 12
    Carol Sperling

    You could show that to a creationist as evidence that, if there was a god, he would have to be bat-shit insane. Oh, wait – the creationist would be evidence of that.

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