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Mike from Ottawa says
The Deep is nothing but astonishing stuff. I’m thankful I live in a time when dinosaurs and pterosaurs are more interesting than ever, when we’ve got the machines to bring back those beautiful pictures of otherworldly deepsea organisms and when we’ve started to unravel things like the deep similarities in development of organisms. It’s a wonderful time to have an interest in science.
Wilford, is that you?
Actually, it looks unnervingly like one of the Martians from “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”. How big is this thing? More importantly, does it have Heat-Rays?
Rev. BigDumbChimp says
Is that a crucifix on top?
Looks like a used condom with googly eyes stuck on it.
Sven DiMilo says
Damn, BDC beat me to it. Probably stole the margareen, too.
Is that a larval stage? Or an adult??
S. Rivlin says
It looks to me like an X-ray picture of Dubaya’s head !
John Albers says
I can’t wait till I’m old enough to be the cranky old guy yelling get offa my lawn!
K. Signal Eingang says
It reminds me of some Nintendo monster or another. The unholy spawn of a Metroid and an Octorok, maybe.
Hey guys! Apparently I’m a huge geek!
Jeff White says
I’d say it looks a bit more like Mother Brain than a Metroid. I can see the Octorok though.
Beaten to it, the first thing I thought of was “Metroid”.
JohnnieCanuck, FCD says
Sven, it’s an immature post larval stage. Here it is showing its trick of turning itself into a ball. Google turned up quite a few hits. I learned that it grows up to 200 mm long here:
Its eye stalks are bioluminescent, as seen glowing in the picture.
Paul Komoda says
….” Come.. BACK here…little.. rahh-bbit….”
The publisher of The Deep, the University of Chicago Press, has a much more substantial gallery of photos on its website for the book.
Been to Liberty Meadows, eh?