Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Monsters of the deep ocean

Who wants to confront this scary animal in the dark waters of the Bermuda triangle?

Especially when it's related to the stinging Portugese man-of-war and some animals that can reach 40 meters in length.

No worries. Despite it's Darth Vader appearance, this one is a harmless small siphonophore, called Hippopodius hippopus. It was found by the Census of Marine Life along with many other amazing and interesting sea creatures.

Now I know what I want to be next Halloween.


Anonymous said...

ewwww! Don't eat me!

Thanks for pointing out that it's actually tiny.......

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