1. 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.

  2. ajay says

    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?

  3. Sven DiMilo says

    Damn, BDC beat me to it. Probably stole the margareen, too.

    Is that a larval stage? Or an adult??

  4. John Albers says

    I can’t wait till I’m old enough to be the cranky old guy yelling get offa my lawn!

  5. Jeff White says

    I’d say it looks a bit more like Mother Brain than a Metroid. I can see the Octorok though.

  6. 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.