Sunday, May 27, 2007

Creatures from the Abyss

For those of us stuck in the city and longing for a dip in the ocean, here are some remarkable images of life in the sea from the book, The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss by Claire Nouvian.
This is a photo of Grimpoteuthis, the dumbo octopus, which measures 20 cm in length: This creature, 2 cm in length, doesn't yet have a name:
The name of this creature, 8 cm across, is Mertensia ovum.
It's a member of the phylum Ctnenophora, more commonly known as comb jellies.


Blogger mmahaffie said...

That middle one is clearly a red-crested MickJagger Fish

10:45 PM, May 27, 2007  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

The question is how will it sound in Latin?

11:29 PM, May 27, 2007  
Blogger Nancy Willing said...

there is a blogger - Phila - who regularly posts Friday Nudibranch

2:43 PM, May 29, 2007  
Blogger Nancy Willing said...

found the link

8:56 PM, May 29, 2007  

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