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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 09:29:26 PM »
Oh my god, that purple octopus is adorable <3

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 10:01:51 PM »
Ninja slug is awesome.

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 09:38:52 AM »
My personal favourite is the squidworm, but they're all pretty amazing.

Thanks for sharing.  :D

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 12:01:54 PM »
My personal favourite is the squidworm, but they're all pretty amazing.

Thanks for sharing.  :D

Is it a squid?  Is it a worm?  To hell with it - we're calling it a squidworm!

Offline Shjade

Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 07:29:12 PM »
Is it a squid?  Is it a worm?
Is it an animal designed for "recreational activities?" >.>;

Offline Schrödinger

Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 08:21:55 AM »
Is it an animal designed for "recreational activities?" >.>;

At those depths, I sincerely doubt it.

The fact that we still discover terrestrial creatures, nevermind aquatic species, has me giddy about biology and science altogether.

Pity we have to have a few of these critters on our dinner platters first before recognizing them as new species.

Offline AtlasEros

Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 02:51:47 PM »
great pics, very interesting stuff.  I've only seen pics of a few of those before.

Offline jorick

Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 04:19:58 PM »
I like the squidworm, it's a delightfully silly name.  And it looks pretty cool too.

That monkey looks like it's dying though.. :|

Offline Fleetingsanity

Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 11:17:15 PM »
The Yeti Crab is pretty weird looking though that one is a bit old now of the pictures there I would have to say the purple octopus is pretty boss looking.

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 09:38:03 PM »
I like the purple octopus as well .But they are all pretty interesting. Nice find ^_^

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 09:47:57 PM »
I'm a fan of that squid worm ... the Pink Handfish looks a little bit too much like somebody I already know.. though...... XD

Offline Brandon

Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 03:23:24 AM »
Think I have to throw my vote in for the chibiesque purple octopus. Just something about it makes it look cute

All of them are pretty interesting, seeing stuff like this always makes me wonder how much more there is to discover in our world. Let alone beyond it

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2011, 03:21:18 PM »
Now THIS is my kind of thread.

When I saw the wood eating catfish, I was like BAHAHAHAHA! until they said it was an underwater photo.  That would have been a brilliant hoax.  I was kind of surprised that they suggested that the scientists couldn't tell a polychaete from a mollusk - those "bristles" as they call them are quite obviously not squidish, but many polychaetes have them.  Its where the name comes from: many hairs.  Actually, I was so indignant that I looked up the story HERE which says they perhaps thought it was a worm eating a squid.  In any event, that is a sexy beast.

And NOW, for your viewing pleasure, I give you THIS.  I stumbled on this a few weeks ago and fell in love.  Particularly awesome (besides anglerfish/frogfish/batfish/blopfish):  Watusi cattle, tarsier O.O, barreleye fish, and soft-shelled turtle.  I'm really in love with all of the fish and cephalopods... :)  Anywho, the pics change, so keep checking back.

Enjoy!

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2011, 03:48:57 PM »
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/photogalleries/101004-census-of-marine-life-mr-blobby-new-species-photos-science-pictures/

I stumbled on this photo series while re-checking the 'wood eating catfish' story.  Isn't this guy cute?


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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2011, 08:30:00 PM »
No one else has mentioned the self-cloning lizard? @.@

It blew my mind.

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2011, 07:00:41 AM »
I stumbled on this photo series while re-checking the 'wood eating catfish' story.  Isn't this guy cute?

I LOVE blob fish.  I love all fish, really.

No one else has mentioned the self-cloning lizard? @.@
It blew my mind.

I saw that.  :)  I learned about it in Evo bio last year though, so I wasn't "shocked" by it.  STILL - very cool.  Its the only vertebrate we know of that uses asexual reproduction, right?

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 05:15:24 PM »


Looks like some bastard threw this poor guy out of a plane!

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2011, 07:16:58 PM »
Hehe, I like the poisonous sea slug... it looks like a prop from the original star trek...

The top prize for weird looking critters has to go to the video of the worm colonies in the North Carolina sewers. They way they respond to the light and heat from the cameras is horror film freakish!

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2011, 07:21:58 PM »

Net-casting Spider is not amused by having his picture taken.
Not long after it, the photographer mysteriously vanished...

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2011, 12:02:14 AM »
Those are some friggin' big eyes for a spider. Damn.

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2011, 02:29:08 AM »


Everyone say it with me.

D'AWWW....

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2011, 05:52:31 PM »
Voting for the ninja slug. ;) The purple octopus is very cool too.

This one is amazing too, though it's no longer around - the fossilized bones were found two years ago:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei

The biggest true teeth ever! And I love it how they named the genus Leviathan - after the Biblical monster - and when it turned out the name had already been used for another extinct animal, a naming that was no longer in use though, they settled for using the original Hebrew spelling instead. And melvillei pointing to the author of Moby Dick, of course. Perfect for this megashark-like monster.

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2011, 10:45:02 AM »
Pink handfish. That sounds like a silly internet meme. xD

Also, self-cloning lizards and armored fish? We're screwed.

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Re: Ten Weirdest New Animals
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2011, 04:41:15 PM »


Everyone say it with me.

D'AWWW....


D'AWWW! I'm not a fan of tentacles. But this is adORABLE!