2 December 2013 at 11:39 am
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 December 2013 at 12:42 pm
the return to bilateral symmetry concomitant with an increase in motility.
2 December 2013 at 5:20 pm
I actually identified the class correctly just from the mention of “guts”. But I’d never have done so from the picture.
2 December 2013 at 6:03 pm
Why are you taunting me about my colonoscopy tomorrow?
David Marjanović says
2 December 2013 at 6:25 pm
…Sea cucumbers: more underrated than fuck.
Rey Fox says
2 December 2013 at 6:32 pm
I don’t think fuck is underrated, actually.
Azuma Hazuki says
2 December 2013 at 7:57 pm
Ahh, a fine specimen of Floatingsphincterus fucknopeicus. … *shudder*
chigau (違う) says
2 December 2013 at 8:09 pm
2 December 2013 at 8:44 pm
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.
2 December 2013 at 9:45 pm
this guy begs to differ.
UnknownEric the Apostate says
3 December 2013 at 12:02 pm
Hee hee, that makes poopies.
Carol Sperling says
7 December 2013 at 10:33 pm
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.